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In our recent exclusive post about WTVJ banning SFLTV.com from their newsroom, I wrote the following:

“Our writers, content producers, and administration are, in fact by definition, journalists.”

SFLTV.com stumbled upon this Tweet by a WTVJ morning producer named Tammy Delgado. You can follow her Twitter account here.

First (and let me make this very clear), we’re not saying this Tweet is about us. It would be rather cocky of me to think that Ms. Delgado even reads our site on a daily basis. But her disapproval for us is clear. Because our comments are un-moderated, and the sole opinion of the commenter AND NOT SFLTV.com, some unpleasant things have been said. The level of disapproval from her of our site is clear. In fact, she’s even blocked us from following her on Twitter:

As a lesson to those who may be unclear about the definition of a journalist,  here’s a refresher course.

“Journalism is the craft of conveying news, descriptive material and opinion via a widening spectrum of media. These include newspapers, magazines, radio and television, the internet and even, more recently, the mobile phone. Journalists—be they writers, editors or photographers; broadcast presenters or producers—serve as the chief purveyors of information and opinion in contemporary mass society.”

The face that some may think of when talking about journalism is outdated and false. Journalists (again, by definition) are not just local news anchors, all-platform reporters, and Nightly News correspondents. By definition, anyone providing current or past information about recent and important events are indeed, journalists.

SFLTV.com is compiled of a team of content providers, writers, and administrative team. We’ve been first to break multiple news stories about the South Florida local TV news market, notably the lay off of Kelly Craig from WTVJ. SFLTV makes all attempts to provide accurate, breaking, and exclusive content to our readers: 100% free of charge.  We are indeed, a news website targeted to a very specific audience, compiled of a team of Web based journalists… at least by definition. Don’t worry, none of us have big enough heads to walk around our house’s with snooty attitudes, and a stamp on our shirt that says: “Hello, my name is: JOURNALIST.”

🙂 Follow us journalists on Twitter here: @AlexSFLTV, @SFLTVBossMan, @SFLTV, @SFLTVLibrarian, and @JamesSFLTV.

Disclaimer: We have no way of confirming the aforementioned tweet was about SFLTV.com, any of our writers, or any of the content on SFLTV. The material in this post should be viewed as alleged, purely satire, and unconfirmed.

Personal request: Let us try and be civil in the comments; keeping in mind the people we talk about very well may read the site. Just a thought, not a demand or moderation threat.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. I think you guys are out of your collective minds if you think you’re “newscasters” and SFLTV is a “news outlet”. The original post is a great example. How is “Tweets that may be applicable to SFLTV.com” news?

    Notwithstanding, SFLTV is still a fun site. 🙂

    • When did we say that we are newscasters? We are indeed by definition, a news outlet. In fact, sites like TMZ and Perez Hilton are (by definition) news outlets.

      • Apologies, as you most certainly did not say you were newscasters. Mea culpa.

        That said, comparing yourselves to TMZ and Perez Hilton as a “news outlet” is not something I’d want to be advertising. After all, those kinds of outlets are the ones that have garnered criticism for saying they provide “news”. Again, it’s not unlike calling WSVN’s ‘The Buzz’ “news”.

        BTW, I’m still waiting for the source that defines SFLTV as a “news outlet”.

        • Try a dictionary.

          NEWS: 1 a : a report of recent events b : previously unknown information

          OUTLET: 1 a : a place or opening through which something is let out : exit, vent b : a means of release or satisfaction for an emotion or impulse c : a medium of expression or publication d : a publication or broadcast organization

          Thus, by definition, SFLTV is indeed a news outlet.

          You can credit “Man Or Maniac if you insist.

  2. TV news people are notoriously thin-skinned. They can’t think outside their box-shaped paradigm, which means that ‘big change’ to them means new music or ‘Barbie’ and ‘Ken’ swap chairs at the anchor desk. Tammy is just upset that ‘Don’t-you-know-who-I-am?’ doesn’t work like it used to. TV news is a laughable caricature now, and I’m thrilled that YouTube has immortalized much of what makes the industry comical.

  3. Who IS Tammy Delgado?!? And I Echo this comment:
    GBMiami87
    1/5/2010 at 11:19 pm
    If WTVJ employees arent suppose to be reading this, then why is she? hypocrite.

    • She is just about the best journalist and executive producer for NBC at WTVJ that this world has ever seen! The industry could learn a lot from her. Also, her sexy LinkedIn picture certainly adds to her effectiveness!! :/

  4. I think the laugh I got from watching their newscast clips on video (they seriously stand awkwardly far away from each other, eyes glued to their paper? They seriously let a reporter compromise ethical standards of impartiality by wearing an ‘Obama 08’ pin?) was just what I needed. I think WTVJ’s only true competitor now is The Onion. Where else can you find a journalistic/managerial farce like that?

  5. Are you kidding?!? The queen of insecurity doesn’t read this website — puh-lease! Tammy Delgado is the kind of person who can’t survive without constant validation and acceptance. If somebody is writing about her on this website – believe me – she is reading it. Right, Tammy??? Hi! Look, I do think the comments about her weight problem have no place here (that’s just plain mean) – but I do believe it’s fair to comment on her laughable, inflated opinions of herself – especially when she’s going to call out and sell out her peers. Tammy is a commoner – a person of average intelligence – average substance – and completely, utterly ordinary – a “plain Jane” if you will. I’m not being negative – I’m just simply attempting to illuminate why she does what she does and where she is coming from. In other words, it’s not all her fault – she can’t help it. Her fear of this website (which has regrettably left her in tears in the past) is obvious. In closing, there, there Tammy – it’s okay now baby – be happy – I just wrote about you.

  6. I love how people at WTVJ aren’t allowed to read this web site at work, but Tammy is allowed to tweet at 9:58am last monday (yes, during working hours) about how her bedroom is colder than a meat locker. First, not surprised, second, TMI. Who is overseeing Today in South Florida and South Florida Today while TVTams tweets about her personal life and exchanges tweets with former WTVJ staffers during work time?

  7. Why the hate toward my friend, Tammy? Just take a chill pill and let her tweet and text and do whatever she wants.

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