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: September, 2009

Creating relationships on Twitter is not bad; it's good

Posted by Misty Montano on Thursday, September 24, 2009, In : Twitter 
I am often asked how a journalist can use Twitter, facebook or other social media networks while walking the line of being unbiased, yet personable. To me the answer is simple. Be smart when you use these networks

When I share my experiences on the news desk I always make the source of the information clear. I never give an opinion on a story or hot button issues like politics and religion. However I am always me. I let my personality come out and I share some aspects of my personal life, like...
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My Twitter mistake

Posted by Misty Montano on Saturday, September 19, 2009, In : Twitter 

I want to be absolutely clear.  I messed up.  I did not think the situation all the way through before I posted a Tweet.  I’m going to explain my line of thinking, but in no way am I excusing anything I did.  I simply want to share it because I learned a valuable lesson that slapped me in the face.  Seriously, my face stung like I had been slapped.


I received a call from another O & O (owned and operated) CBS station asking if I knew anything about a plane that had to make an emergency la...

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Did a PIO call after seeing my frustration Tweets? Coincidence?

Posted by Misty Montano on Thursday, September 10, 2009, In : Twitter 
Social media does make the world smaller and all of a sudden makes 6 degrees of separation more of a reality for me. Tonight I posted two tweets sharing my frustration of not being able to get a PIO to return my calls. My first Tweets on a possible lightning strike victim came out about 5:30p.m.  Almost four hours later I had not had my calls returned.  But I had seen in an early newscast on another station that they had the details from the PIO. Within minutes of my frustration Tweets, the P...

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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.