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Former WMFE chief launches non-profit media venture

ttt-towerSome say the future of journalism will be in non-profit groups. One Central Florida media executive is going see if that’s true.

Former longtime WMFE TV and radio president and CEO Stephen McKenney Steck has announced the formation of the Carroll McKenney Foundation for Public Media.

“Carroll McKenney Foundation for Public Media is a new Oviedo based non-profit public charity launching as a non-commercial and educational online public media program venture,” the group¬†said in a news release.¬†“CMF will produce and distribute the programming via the Internet in the form of short audio segments of features and full length sound-rich audio programs and documentaries all available online via on-demand audio streaming and downloadable audio podcasts.”

After the jump, what local anchor is involved with this project …

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Another WESH video on YouTube? Mother-F***er!!!

WESH-2 is one of a handful of TV stations and newspapers (including, ahem, the Orlando Sentinel) that have a partnership deal with YouTube to post video to the popular site.

But it’s the video viewers are posting from WESH that seem to be getting most of the traffic on YouTube. The “Blondes Make Men Dumb” video had more than 11,000 views as of this morning.

And now, another clip has appeared on YouTube of an interview with a robbery victim who drops the M-F bomb live on WESH’s morning news on CW18. Yikes! See below.

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Monday news: WESH’s chopper helps lift UCF

Some musings to start off the work week …

The UCF Knights have to thank WESH for part of their Conference USA Championship. Heavy rains late last week make the field at Bright House Networks Stadium soggy, so the school asked WESH to bring over its chopper to help dry the field. While school officials have been concerned about how fans jump up and down and shake the stadium, from the video, flying a chopper inside the bowl looks far more dangerous. Watch the video. (It’s the second one under the video player.)

Former WKMG reporter Candice Coleman, now working for the Disney News Bureau, did a story about the pardoned Thanksgiving turkey arriving at Disney World for Good Morning America’s Web cast. Here’s a link. (Also, I know it’s Disney Co.-synergy, but do you think ABC News has ever run a PR release video from any other company?) …

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