Ken Wheaton Stepping Down As Ad Age Editor

COMMENTARY BY KEN WHEATON

Local Bests National TV In La. Flood News

Ken Wheaton says that while national TV coverage of the flooding in Louisiana was lacking, local TV deserves praise. “The local TV guys … worked this story hard, despite having their own families and homes to worry about. And the video of a rescue of a woman and her dog trapped in her car aired by WAFB out of Baton Rouge should win an Emmy and an Oscar and whatever else we give trophies for these days. That was a compelling and harrowing narrative. Just the sort of thing that national news outlets would pick up and run with until we were desensitized. But even there, you guys were slow to pick it up. I saw that clip on Facebook. In fact, I saw everything on Facebook.”

Ken Wheaton Named Editor Of Advertising Age