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‘Today’ Show’s ‘Spanning the World’ Host Gives Our Young Host a Lesson in Journalistic Objectivity

Damn Yankees!

On second thought, scratch that.

What we should say is, How ‘bout them Yankees?

After all, we’re as neutral as the next guy – particularly after tuning in to Today show host Len Berman’s interview this week on Sports Heaven with Mark and Evan.

CAPTION: Len (above): On-air tutor.

Len (above): On-air tutor.

While talking baseball with co-host Mark Elliot – who’s a freshman at Penn State, where he’s majoring in broad- cast journalism – Len breaks in on Mark for a mini- lesson in that discipline.

“The Mets certainly have a lot of holes [in their bench],” says Mark. “Hopefully for them, they’ll get them filled. But I’m a Yankee fan and we’ll move to the Yankees right now —”

“Wait a second!” says Len. “You’re allowed to be a fan as a journalist? Come on. I thought you’re supposed to be neutral.”

“Well, I can certainly act neutral – I certainly do that on-air,” says Mark.

Mark (above): Get an “A” for being a good sport.

Mark (above): Gets an “A” (for being a good sport).

“No, I’m just kidd -ing you,” says Len. “Oftentimes on the radio and on the Web, people certainly voice their opinions.

“But the key is to be objective about the teams that you’re not that fond of.”

A sports anchor with New York’s WNBC-TV since 1982, Len also hosts Today’s monthly “Spanning the World” segment, which spotlights “wild and wacky sports clips world- wide.”

To check out Mark and co-host Evan Brandoff’s blog, click here.

To check out Len’s blog, click here.

To hear Len’s full BlogTalkRadio interview, click here.

Sree Sreenivasan welcomes BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy

“Sure, Alan created BlogTalkRadio and has his own show, but here’s our chance to put him and BlogTalkRadio under the microscope. Join me for a discussion about BlogTalkRadio, citizen broadcasting and much more.”

SreeThose words belong to Sree Sreenivasan, who puts Alan Levy in the hot seat to discuss BlogTalkRadio today at 4:30pm ET.

Sree is Dean of Student Affairs & professor at Columbia Journalism School; tech reporter for WNBC-TV; co-founder of South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA), which also has a show on BlogTalkRadio and author of SreeTips.com and the New to Sree blog.

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes Sree Sreenivasan

Everyone can learn something from Sree Sreenivasan. Today is your chance to find out how and why.

Sree Sree is Dean of Student Affairs & professor at Columbia Journalism School; tech reporter for WNBC-TV; co-founder of South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA), and author of SreeTips.com and the New to Sree blog. He’s recently launched SreeTips on BlogTalkRadio.

Today at 3pm ET, SreeTips will be hosting Blogging for Journalists: Best Practices from SreeTips.com. Tips and advice for print and TV journalists who are now blogging. Topics will include: basics of blogging; how to get started; building traffic; building your blog’s brand; making money; taking it to the next level. It will be hosted by Sree and David Kohn, Baltimore Sun’s health and science reporter.

Questions about Facebook? Last week Sree hosted a great show on Facebook for journalists. All of Sree’s tips can be used for BlogTalkRadio hosts, too, just listen in for tips and advice.

Sree is also the co-founder of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, which also debuted its show on BlogTalkRadio yesterday, where Sree interviewed Anusha Shrivastava, a reporter at Dow Jones Newswires and SAJA’s new secretary and coordinator of its mentor program. Today’s SAJA show features Sandeep Junnarkar, SAJA’s new president.

Welcome to BlogTalkRadio, Sree.