Jim Doblin

Jim Doblin has more than 40 years in broadcast journalism including television and radio reporting, anchoring, producing, editing, and a wide spectrum of Internet services. Based in the Kansas City area, I serve clients worldwide and work with many of the top cameramen, sound techs, editors, and talent in the country. Contact me at +1

An Observation: a bit o’ mob mentality please…

‘Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” Charles McKay, Scottish Journalist (1814-1889) This observation after the recent “storming” of the House Judicial Impeachment Inquiry hearings by a pack of Republican lawmakers who

In search of: the perfect hot dog

I recently revisited some old haunting grounds and compared two of my favorite hot dog joints in Jersey. Now there are at least two or three more in the north Jersey area, but due to time constraints, I choose these two iconic places first. There will be other visists, rest assured. I compliment my photographer

Awards

Awards and accolades from years gone by…

The value of experience

Sometimes, the real value of a broadcast news producer is the ability to bring all of the compelling elements of a story together in a deadline-driven, highly competitive environment and to insure all of the other team members are on the same page; that they share the ultimate vision of what that story should be.  

Producing the CBS Selection Sunday Show

It’s all in the staging…hours of  setup for a :30 shot on CBS’s NCAA “Selection Sunday” show. We moved the set from what could have been a disastrous atrium back-filled with sun streaming through huge windows to the new Ice Family Practice Center courts with lots of K-State props!  

A day in the life…

 Of Louise Harrison, older sister of the late George Harrison.I had the pleasure of interviewing Louise this past Labor Day at her studio on Branson, Mo., where she tours with the Beatles cover band “The Liverpool Legends.” The spot is set to air on ITV British television in the near future. What an interesting and

Analog To Digital: Save Those Memories.

Dear Broadcasters: Have a collection/archive of aging reel to reels, carts, cassettes, or records that you want to preserve in the digital age. I have the resources and the time to help you convert those analog gems into any digital audio format you wish (aiff, mp3, mp4, wav, etc). I have a vintage Crown 800