NBC launching new Telemundo San Diego O&O

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  1. Eat News

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    Ahhhh
    And they call America one big melting pot.
    I don't envy anyone at that place, because unless a giant majority of your newsroom speaks Spanish, then this is a pain in the ass to implement.
    Are all the video editors bi-lingual?
    How many producers speak Spanish?
    How does the assignment desk handle the Spainsh ? Do you ALWAYS have someone available to translate...ALWAYS???

    Just watch, and in a few months all Telemundo will get is KNSD's tailings from the days events. Re-dubbed stories and a lot of bad translations.
    The Spanish speaking interns will be busy translating 24/7...because KNSD won't be able to afford real bi-lingual staffers without a nice pay boost . Most companies pay a nice bonus for truly bi-lingual employees...not the "garbage Spanish"( ie: bad translations) many speak here.

    Sucks to be them.
     
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    That's what I was wondering as well. How well do they have their basis covered to ensure that this outlet puts out a respectable product? Because if they half-bake this, then it's going to be a big failure. Latinos tend to be more news consumers, and I can guarantee they won't put up with any garbage reporting.

    I'm expecting- at least at the beginning, a lot of stories being plucked out of the other Telemundo O&O's to fill air time. One thing I haven't heard is what do they plan on doing for Live reports? Do they send an NBC 7 reporter and a T20 reporter to the same story? or do they send one bilingual reporter to report for both outlets?

    Also, the news folks at KNSD need to remember one BIG thing: Conversational Spanish is not always appropriate for television news (not due to bad language). If they go in with a mentality that just because one of their employees can speak Spanish, they're good to go on air at Telemundo, then they're making a grave mistake.

    You can share resources, but they MUST remember that they're catering to 2 different audiences. Also, we can't forget that XHAS is not going away entirely (not yet at least). T20 will be competing with UNV17/XHAS for viewers, so they cannot afford to screw this up.
     
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    I think you actually said that much better than me.
    Hope they remember KBNT is an all Spanish newsroom.
    Just the workflow will be a major bitch. Will ENPS convert all the scripts automatically? Who will proof the scripts? You will NEED to proof ALL of them...and in every cast....no exceptions. That alone will drive you nuts.
    KNSD is far from that.

    The difference WILL show. It's one thing to try to pass this off in Boston or Peroia...but yup...boff it here, and it will hurt.
     
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    No doubt. This is going to be a big test for all the on-air peeps of T20. They're going to be expected to actually do the work of 3-4 people since they're going to be working with limited [spanish-speaking] staff.

    On a side note, i'm curious to know what the power structure at KNSD will be like. Does Greg Dawson have authority over T20's ND Pedro Calderon, or are they equals? This might be a bit hairy since they'll be sharing talent...
     
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    Oh that IS a good question.
    This could be more fun than we thought.
     
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    I bet Dawson have overall control of news resources. Pedro most likely has editorial control over T-20 and control of some dedicated resources like his anchors and maybe a live backpac unit and a photograher / video editors / producers

    The key is MMJ's...
    Keep the brunt of the workflow issues on one person/ mind. One person makes all conversions. Once you start passing off the editing or scripting to others you get problems.
    You will see a boat load of Astrid Solarzano packages and live shots. The Bi- MMJ's will be working those asses off.

    How many major translation errors will happen because someone used Google Translator?
    Ban Google Translator NOW KNSD...it will bite you in the ass on day -1.

    Sucks to be a KNSD Bi-Lingual MMJ
    Super sucks...
    Sucky sucks...
    Mucho's sucko! (upside down!)
     
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    Fun times ahead! But honestly, they should have plucked Claudia Rodriguez over from UNV. It would have given them a credible voice and instant name-recognition in the market.
     
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    I was thinking bringing back Tania Luviano
     
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    She came to mind the other day, but I haven't heard anything about her since she was laid off back in 08'-ish? Even after the MyTV43 shutdown, she still stuck around at NBC 7. Her English wasn't perfect, but it was serviceable-enough to be kept around at the station.
     
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    I ate her...and I did it for the sake of the children.
     
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    How many dedicated personnel were at launch of WWSI's newscasts in Philadelphia? It seems like it's the same general structure - they share the same GM and ND with an assistant ND overseeing Telemundo.

    One bright side is at this being San Diego (and Southern California in general) is that you may have more people in the newsroom with the ability to comprehend the language.
     

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