The same team that recently has been providing innovative live online coverage of space shuttle launches is now “airing” a weekly space news round-up show. “This Week in Space” is hosted by former CNN anchor and space correspondent Miles O’Brien. It also features veteran journalist David Waters, and is brought to you via Spaceflightnow.com.
I had the chance to chat with Miles briefly a while ago, and asked him if this was the type of space coverage he had always wanted to do. He said, “Yes, definitely! I am enjoying this immensely.” His enthusiasm is obvious in this new online show.
Over the weekend, media consultant Bill Salvin wrote an article about why he thinks TWIS and other types of online “microcasts” will be successful, especially as mainstream news coverage of space seems to be declining.