My time as an Assignment Editor provided many stories on which I shared in my first blog.  While I'm no longer On the News Desk, the stories and lessons shouldn't be forgotten. 


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Musings and thoughts

Browsing Archive: December, 2009

New TV faces because of unexpected bridge between viewer and news

Posted by Misty Montano on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, In : Integrating Social Media 

Face it.  There are a lot of new faces on TV News in Denver.  Last week I was one of those new faces as I did a live question and answer session with the anchors during the 6pm newscast. The following day I was live in two newscasts talking social media and the station’s Emergency Toy Drive.

The morning I was in the first newscast, and before I knew I was going to be on the news, I spoke to a group of local business leaders about using social networks in the newsroom.  We also discussed ho...

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Seeking advice for a Twitter dilemma

Posted by Misty Montano on Thursday, December 17, 2009, In : Twitter 

There are very few reasons I block anyone from facebook or Twitter.  Pure spam.  Porn.   Insults just because I’m a member of the media. These types of accounts I block.

I’ve never stopped any other journalist or news organization from following me; not even direct competition.  To do so goes against all I preach about using social networks.  Plus I want to follow them to see what they’re doing! 

One local journalist has a public account but has blocked me and @cbs4denver.  I’m gue...

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I share press releases as news content

Posted by Misty Montano on Thursday, December 17, 2009, In : Integrating Social Media 

This week’s Journchat was lively as usual. Question one lead to a good discussion on press releases used as news.  (You can view the Archived Chat.  Question one and the comments start at 7:07pm.)  I answered as soon as I saw the question. 

Last night was a no brainer.  As I’m shouting out to coworkers about an email from Denver Police on a missing grandmother and her two-year old grandson, I’m saving the press release, a PDF file, so I can upload the release to Twitdoc.  I knew t...

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I am using Google Wave, the mess that it is, for news

Posted by Misty Montano on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, In : Integrating Social Media 
I’ve spent the last two weeks playing around in Google Wave. I see its potential as a collaborative tool to share information during news events, such as a snow storm. I see it being used as a comment tool much like people comment on facebook or retweet with a comment on Twitter.

I’ve joined waves that were created to discuss the use of social media and/or Google Wave in journalism and in news. I’ve reviewed other media outlets use of Google Wave. I’ve read articles on using Google W...

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About Me

Misty Montano I am a Journalist using Social Technologies and Interactive Media to connect with news consumers. I am the Digital Content Manager at 9News in Denver, CO. Previously I was an Assignment Editor at CBS4 News in Denver where I won my first Regional Emmy for my work and spent the first 10 years of my career. I truly grew up On the News Desk.