It worked in Nashville, why not New York?

WNBC threw a meet-up (they called it a summit) for local bloggers yesterday and 130 showed up. Jeff Jarvis appropriately credits Nashville’s WKRN for providing the play-book.

A walk down memory lane: Unlike the men in suits pictured attending the WNBC blogger event, the first WKRN meetup took place about 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning. The main draw was donuts and letting us harass the morning news crew while they were on air. Here’s my Flickr set of photos from the February 12, 2004, event. This famous “on-air” moment of the 13-year old still adorns his Facebook page. Here’s a group shot.

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  • I don’t think that WNBC understood that blogs are popular because people don’t want their news to be filtered by a big corporation.

  • Don’t forget the hats, there were hats.

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