EDITOR’S NOTE: Please excuse the quality of our recent video work from the Loveland City Hall council chamber. After the City recently hired a Public Information Officer (PIO), LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV, USA-Today videographers, and Cincinnati Area TV stations have been put into a small corral to one side of the room, and the podium was placed so that when the public rises to speak, they have their backs toward the audience and our camera. We have talked to the PIO, City Manager and the Clerk of Council about how this arrangement significantly degrades our video, “The old set-up allowed a video camera to swing back and forth between those at the podium and the council table. That arrangement had been used for decades.”

Our plea has fallen on deaf ears. The PIO, however, did respond saying, “Unfortunately, the arrangement of the media area will not be moved to accommodate better angles at this time.”

So, for the time being, LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV is forced to show butts instead of faces, except when Councilwoman Pam Gross uses the podium. (See this recent video)

Loveland, Ohio – At the June 13 Council meeting, Loveland-Symmes Fire Chief Otto Huber presented lifesaving awards to Captain Brian Hall, Paramedic Nick Gehring, EMT Dustin Freeze, Firefighter Brian Webb, and Firefighter John Cooper. The Fire Department Medal of Merit was presented to dispatchers Alicia Jim and Aaron Burg.

 



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2 COMMENTS

  1. I didn’t realize that USA Today and Cincinnati area TV stations were attending Loveland City Council meetings. What has attracted them to attend, Mayor Fitzgerald’s keen sense of fairness and remarkably selfless leadership style?

    It seems odd that the media has been made to relocate in a position that prevents them from recording community members’ faces as they address the members of Loveland City Council. If City Council also can successfully forbid sound recordings and require the exclusive use of sign language when community members want to address City Council, the glorious “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” philosophy can finally be achieved.

  2. The Loveland Community Heartbeat Fishwrap Blog had a chance to produce a great article here. You could have interviewed some of these brave local heroes being awarded, or the people they helped. Like a real newspaper would. You could have provided some great commentary that Loveland citizens most assuredly would have loved to read about.

    Instead you took the opportunity to whine about where the PIO makes you stand. Three paragraphs crying about your camera angle and one small paragraph summing up the story. Awesome job Loveland Magazine. You continue to impress.

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