Welcome to the PIT List!

I'm a network field producer who also worked in local tv as a line producer and field producer. Over the years, I have had the great fortune to work with super people. Now I'd like to pass along what I know and rant a tad.

"Dear Maggie..." pitlist@gmail.com
I check it sporadically, but I love answering emails, so if you have an issue or difficult person you need help with, don't hesitate to shoot it my way.

Maggie L

Maggie L
One of the rare times I'm in the office

Friday, February 26, 2010

Using QR Codes

You may say, what's a QR code? Basically it's a bar code that acts as a hyperlink. You point your iPhone at it and boom, it pulls up a corresponding web page.

This article has info on how to use them to your advantage. I'm playing with it...

Put QR codes on your business cards

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sign of the Times?

ABC News is cutting hundreds of people. Asking producers to do more. NPR had a decent piece on it.


Saturday, February 20, 2010


Do any of you guys use iPhones for work? I have one and find it really useful for looking up info/phone numbers, etc-- much easier than the blackberry. Any aps you like? A photographer friend just showed me Film Slate ($4.99) where you can set time code on the iPhone to time of day. Makes it easier to real time log press conferences. I love Wind Meter, which somehow figures out the wind speed off your iPhone. I also have Twitterific and Wordpress... just got Shozu.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Be Careful Out There

Local affiliate in Dallas had a couple close calls with cars sliding near a liveshot.