Thursday, December 28, 2006

Battling Betsy vs
Gentleman Jim

In keeping with the pugilistic theme of the Warren Zevon post below, I thought you'd enjoy this Fresno Bee video of Executive Editor Betsy Lumbye boxing with Editorial Page Editor Jim Boren.

The editors faced off as part of the paper's coverage of Nintendo's Wii video game console. This short clip has before-and-after interviews with the two novice gamers and also shows much of their actual boxing match. (Watch for the shocking ending.)

Using online video as a way of reporting on a video gaming phenomenon seems like smart journalism nowadays. As an added bonus, the video helps introduce Betsy and Jim as real people who don't always take themselves too seriously – a nice departure from typical MSM stereotypes. Nice job.
–Howard Weaver


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  2. Anonymous4:50 PM

    You see the other Wii video in the article.

    Here's the link: