Journalist Films Ed Sharpe and
The Glendale Daily Planet in action!
Salzwedel does a reel on Glendale Daily Planet as we
are covering the swearing in of the Police Chief
Conrad back in 2006.... This young ASU Journalism
Student has a lot of promise in the media field....
watch.... and see how we also cover a story...
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MOVIE...
Sharpe of Glendale Arizona wins Rocky Mountain
Award for Breaking News/ Continuing Coverage
Jennifer Jones KPHO and President of the Rocky
Mountain NATAS Chapter and Ed Sharpe of
CouryGraph Productions/ Glendale Daily Planet /
KKAT-IPTV with 2007 Rocky Mountain Emmy®
Award for the production of "The
Laura Graff Hit and Run Accident - Search For
The Driver". (Photo
by Bette Sharpe)
Productions / Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV in
Glendale, AZ was presented a 2007 Rocky Mountain
Award for the production of "The
Laura Graff Hit and Run Accident - Search For The
National Television Academy Rocky Mountain
Southwest Chapter awarded the statuette. The
chapter covers Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and
parts of California and Wyoming.
Statuettes represents the highest honor bestowed
in the Television Industry, making them the most
coveted awards in broadcasting.
presentation on the evening of October 6th was the
30th annual event for the organization. It was
held at the plush Renaissance
Hotel and Resort's Conference
Center located near the University of Phoenix
said, "There's more people involved in
making "The Laura Graff Hit and Run
Accident - Search For The Driver"
and other news segments than you see on the surface.
It's not just me!"
added, "Many people have taken time to
teach me videography, editing, writing, ethics in
journalism and appreciated are the people that
were great sounding boards to discuss ideas
with... fantastic were family members that put up
with me working all hours to get the job done...
lets not forget the patient subjects as well we
had for interviews when we started out our
careers. Indeed! these are all the people who won
Award as well."
Police Chief Steven Conrad stated: "I
would like to congratulate Ed on his latest Emmy!
Ed is committed to providing our community with
information about the efforts of public safety.
This is video is a great example of a great
Matt Barnett, Glendale Police Department PIO, who
narrated the Hit and Run segment congratulated Ed
Sharpe " ...I have worked with him many
times in the past and Mr. Sharpe is a pleasure to
work with and is asset to the local journalistic
addition to the award ceremonies, attendees were
treated to a tour of Glendale 11, the City of
Glendale Arizona cable channel's new world class
HD studios and control room in the process of
installation. This beautiful new media center is
adjoining the plush Glendale Renaissance Hotel and
Conference Center located near the University of
Phoenix stadium located in he new Glendale Sports
Glendale Police Department PIO -Officer Matt
Barnett shown in a screen from the call for
information put out over Glendale Daily Planet /
are still looking for the SUV responsible for the
Hit and Run accident involving Laura Graff and her
motorcycle which took place on
the evening of September 23, 2006 at 7:00 pm.
the Video was about:
Description On the evening of September 23, 2006
at 7:00 pm, Glendale firefighters responded to a
car and motorcycle crash involving Laura Graff, a
24-year-old Glendale woman.
was riding her motorcycle at 59th Avenue and
Mercer Lane in Glendale Arizona. They found Graff
barely clinging to life from the severe injuries
caused by hit and run driver. The driver of the
vehicle that hit Laura fled the scene. This
footage was the first reporting of the event and a
call for witnesses to help locate this driver.
This driver remains unidentified.
a traditional television newscast, this production
with it's call for information narrated by
Glendale Police PIO Matt Barnett, still remains
online shadowing the perpetrator... someday they
will be identified. Laura Graff survived and is
undergoing therapy to overcome the effects of her
injuries. You may also see the ceremony whereas
she awarded the fire fighters, ambulance drivers
and hospital trauma personal for helping save her
life in an article at http://www.glendaledailyplanet.com/
The National Television Academy
National Television Academy is a professional
service organization dedicated to the advancement
of the arts and sciences of television and the
promotion of creative leadership for artistic,
educational and technical achievements within the
television industry. It recognizes excellence in
television with the coveted Emmy Award for News
& Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Creative
Craft, Public & Community Service, Technology
& Engineering/Advanced Media and Business
& Financial Reporting. Excellence
in Prime Time programming and international
programming is recognized by its affiliate, the
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United
States. Beyond awards, the National Academy has
extensive educational programs including National
Student Television and its Student Award of
Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by
high school students, as well as scholarships,
publications, and major activities for both
industry professionals and the viewing public. For
more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.org.
and Bette Sharpe - at the Rocky Mountain Emmy®
Awards Ceremony held at the
Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center in
Glendale Arizona October 6th, 2007.
(Photo by Julie Sharpe)
Productions / Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV in
Daily Planet, the parent organization of KKAT-IPTV
was started in 2004 as the first community
journalism news site in Glendale and perhaps all
of Arizona... Serving The Metro West Side of the
Valley of the Sun, Glendale Daily Planet has
witnessed, participated in and recorded the
further rejuvenation of the downtown core, the
meteoric rise of the 'Glendale Sports Empire' and
the restoration of historic sections of the town.
One aspect Sharpe is most proud of is the
ability to have a continuous 24/7 stream of
archived footage in the player but yet, when a
special event arises, have the ability to go
live interrupting the pre-programmed content to
cover the event. With the advent of higher speed
EVDO radio cards and compact portable satellite
terminals the options are limitless.
Residents can now catch stories of interest on
their schedule, taking advantage of the
on-demand character of Internet media. No more
waiting for 5 or 10pm and no need to program the
TiVo. Important stories remain available, a
mouse click away, for years in the online
is a member of the National Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Society of
Broadcast Engineers (SBE), Independent Feature
Project (IFP) (IFP/PHX), Investigative Reporters
and Editors (IRE), Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of
Professional Journalists (SPJ), National Press
Photographers Association (NPPA), Southwest
Museum of Engineering, Communications and
Computation (SMECC) member of the national Media
Association (MCAI) and other associations.
The work of Ed Sharpe from CouryGraph
Productions and other participative community
journalists and engineering staff may be viewed,
24-hours a day, seven days a week at http://www.glendaledailyplanet.com/
Interested in having your work seen by the
world? Contact the Glendale Daily Planet /
KKAT-IPTV to schedule airing! Use the email link
on the site.
Emmert Rocky Mountain Region Awards
Director Presents Ed Sharpe with His First
of note, Ed and the Glendale Daily Planet
the first Glendale Arizona News Media
Outlet to receive an Emmy®
In addition, this was also the first
Advanced Media Emmy Award to be presented
for Breaking news/ Continuing Coverage in
the Rocky Mountain Region.
A magical table view
with the statuette...
(from national SPJ website- es)
SHARP WORK, MR. SHARPE. SPJ member Ed
Sharpe of CouryGraph Productions / Glendale Daily
Planet / KKAT-IPTV in Glendale, Ariz., was awarded a
2007 Rocky Mountain Emmy(R) Award for the production
of "The Laura Graff Hit and Run Accident —
Search For The Driver." The National Television
Academy Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter awarded the
statuette on Oct. 6. The chapter covers Arizona, New
Mexico, Utah, and parts of California and Wyoming. The
Emmy® Statuettes represent the television industry's
highest honor. Sharpe was first on the scene after
24-year-old Laura Graff was severely injured by a
hit-and-run driver. Glendale Police Chief Steven
Conrad called Sharpe's video "a great example of
a great police-media relationship."
(R) Award Winning Glendale Daily
Planet/KKAT-IPTV Celebrates 5 Year Birthday!
award-winning Glendale Daily Planet/KKAT-IPTV celebrates five-year
anniversary. The online news site launched Oct. 5, 2004.
was Oct. 5, 2004, when Ed Sharpe launched the Glendale
Daily Planet, the parent organization of KKAT-IPTV. This
year, Sharpe celebrated his fifth anniversary, and for a virtual
newcomer to the public stage, he has melded his technologically
advanced talent with a resource that was heretofore untapped.
might say it was a natural progression. Sharpe had an interest in
journalism and coupled with his fascination with computer
technology, the journey of the Glendale
Daily Planet began.
was a simple beginning. Sharpe started with a PDA and at first,
shot videos and stills. Before long, he was using high-definition
cameras and just this year, began experimenting with 3D video news
is the west side of the Valley of the Sun where Sharpe seeks out
stories for the Glendale
Daily Planet. He has been on the spot to witness,
participate in and record the revitalization of downtown Glendale,
the rise of Glendale’s sports empire and the restoration and
preservation of the city’s historic center.
past five years have not just brought a different kind of news to
West Valley residents, it has brought Sharpe recognition from the
the years, it has been wonderful to be recognized by groups of
media peer judges for the news and entertainment work we produce
here at the Glendale
Daily Planet," Sharpe said. "Recently we were
awarded a Communicator online media award and a W3 Award for
online news site."
awards the site has won include: Emmy (r) award, rows of Telly,
Hermes Creative, Ava, Aegis Millennium, Videographer, Omni
Intermedia, Marcom, Arizona Press Club, and other media awards.
the awards that mean the most come from the local community. He
has also received the Arizona Black Journalist “Online Media
Diversity”, an Arizona Press Club and the Glendale Chamber of
Commerce “Keys to Glendale’s Success” awards.
the community leaders recognize the effort Sharpe has given to his
newfound life’s work.
Chamber President Don Rinehart said, "Congratulations to
Daily Planet on its five-year anniversary. As Glendale’s
all volunteer Internet news source, you can always find the latest
in current and breaking local news, courtesy of Ed and Bette
Sharpe. Thanks for serving the Glendale area for the past five
Mayor Elaine Scruggs said, "The Glendale
Daily Planet gives our residents and others the
opportunity to learn about and see events and activities that are
creating our city's history. The stories and the photos are online
and ready to be viewed within hours of their happenings. I
congratulate and applaud Ed Sharpe for his commitment and
dedication. During the past five years, Ed Sharpe has continued to
learn from the professionals and invest in technology in order to
bring the highest quality product to his readers and viewers. The
success of Ed Sharpe and The Glendale
Daily Planet is extraordinary and has been recognized by
numerous local, regional and national industry organizations.
Happy fifth anniversary!"
also helps out local public safety officials with quick uploading
of critical information, especially when it comes to lost
children, criminals, dangerous hazmat situations or fires.
Police Chief Steve Conrad said, "Congratulations on your
five years of serving this community! Thank you for your
continuing commitment to cover the Glendale Police Department, and
safety issues that are so important to the citizens of our
Fire Department spokesperson Daniel Valenzuela also congratulated
Sharpe’s fifth anniversary and awards, saying, "We thank
them for their coverage of the Glendale Fire department as we
continue to proactively serve our customers with fire and life
for the Glendale
Daily Planet have come from all parts of the city and its
municipal and civic organizations.
Colletti, President, Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni of
Glendale, said, "My congratulations to the Glendale
Daily Planet on five years of being a leader in news
coverage. It is definitely the front-runner as an on-line, late
breaking news source and continues to prove itself daily. Its
writers and reporters have received many accolades in the
industry. Its coverage of the downtown core is incredible and it
brings to light the culture and rich history of Glendale, as well
as the restoration of the historic downtown district. It has
followed the rise of national sports in Glendale and kept many of
us ‘in the know’ about events around town."
a personal note, Ed and the Planet have devoted much time and
enthusiasm to the non-profit which I head, the Citizens Police
Academy Alumni of Glendale. They have continued to assist me in
putting this organization in front of the public and making people
aware of our existence and what we do in the community. My thanks
to his organization for keeping the spirit of Glendale alive,
involving us as readers in its rich history and serving it
citizens and public servants on so many levels. I thank him for
his friendship and wish him and the Glendale
Daily Planet many more years of success along with the
recognition it deserves. Congratulations all!"
Puthoff spokesperson and PIO for PSA Art Awakenings said,
"Happy fifth birthday to the Glendale Planet! Bette and Ed
Sharpe provide a great service to the community by giving so
freely of their time and talents to keep everyone informed about
local community happenings and events that impact Glendale, the
valley and state. PSA Art Awakenings particularly appreciates the
coverage given its artists and the help the Glendale Planet offers
to promote empowerment and recovery through creativity."
backed-up sewers, road problems – lots of action, tons of
machinery, and sometimes challenges – Sharpe’s camera is
focused on what matters to his community.
Reedy, Deputy City Manager of Public Works, said, "Congratulations
on five years of Glendale
Daily Planet service. Your reports and CouryGraph video
productions have been an outstanding asset to the Northwest Valley
and all of your viewers here in Glendale."
hard to believe how much progress you have made in only five
years! Your technology improvements have been very impressive and
your ability to cover stories on such a wide spectrum of local
news has been outstanding."
congratulations to you and your staff who work so hard to create
tourism industry and redevelopment of downtown and the business
community are part and parcel of the Glendale
Daily Planet’s coverage.
Whittley, owner Papa Ed's Ice Cream sent greetings: "Happy
Birthday! Thank you, Glendale
Daily Planet and Ed Sharpe for always reporting the
‘scoop’ on Papa Ed’s Ice Cream."
Tourism Manager Lorraine Pino at Glendale Visitor Center, said, "Many
congratulations to Ed Sharpe and the Glendale
Daily Planet on their five-year anniversary. The Glendale
Daily Planet is a fantastic source of local information
for both residents and visitors. The online stories and videos are
timely and in-depth and provide a great resource for the online
the library gets coverage for its programs, whether it means live
footage of a nationally acclaimed author to volunteers playing
puppeteers for a weekly toddler show.
his news reporting journey, Sharpe has joined national press
associations: Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). He attends local
meetings of those groups as well to sharpen his skills.
the progression did not happen without help from an extended
network of talented associates.
said, "I would also like to take this time to thank all my
associates here, Lesa Holstein - Book Topics Editor, Bette Sharpe
- Photographer, Jamise Liddell - Entertainment Editor, Chef Eric
Reinert - The Budget Bistro, Erick O’Donnell - Reporter and Bill
Schreiner - Associate Engineer... we make a great team!"
credits the mentorship of other community news publishers for his
success... He said, "My favorite lesson was from Carolyn
Dryer at The Glendale Star
that ‘There is always a story wherever you look; you just have
to look.’ I really doubt we would have achieved what we have
without input and encouragement from our brothers and sisters out
to his 2007 Emmy award, Sharpe said, "The Glendale
Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV was the first Glendale, Ariz.
news media outlet to receive an Emmy® award. In addition, this
was also the first Advanced Media Emmy award to be presented for
Breaking News/ Continuing Coverage in the Rocky Mountain
offers a continuous 24/7 stream of archived footage in the player,
but when a special event arises, has the ability to go live,
interrupting the pre-programmed content to cover the event. With
the advent of higher speed EVDO radio cards and compact portable
satellite terminals, the options are limitless.
toward the future... Sharpe states "We were the first in
Arizona shooting some of our news
video in 3D. Since 3D will be common place for entertainment, we
set our sights on having an archive of 3D news event footage"
learn more about Ed Sharpe from CouryGraph Productions and other
participative community journalists and engineering staff, visit http://www.glendaledailyplanet.com
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Kimber Leigh and Ed and
Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV covered
events at the AZFAME MEDIA and Film Expo
Frame Pull from the video - Photo by Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily
interviews Arizona Film & Media
Coalition president: Mike McGinn.
Daily Planet /KKAT-IPTV News Goes Really
The Site Embraces 3D Video Imaging Technology Giving Users
‘Deep News Viewing Pleasure’!
AZ -- The Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV, an IPTV station
owned by Ed Sharpe of CouryGraph Productions in Glendale,
Arizona, unveiled the latest technology initiative to be
deployed by the station. “3D,” according to Sharpe, “Has
been around for since before the Civil War. The public first
experienced it in the parlors of Victorian era homes as a form
of entertainment and education with cards that had two images on
them. Viewer consisted of either handheld devices or elaborate
table top cabinet style viewers ” Photo By Bette Sharpe
Interviews Sgt. Joe Turitto Glendale Police Department During a
Presentation at Ironwood High School. Photo by Heather Thompson
by Bette Sharpe / CouryGraph Productions
Sharpe, Media Archivist from the SMECC
Media Preservation Laboratory located at the Southwest Museum of
Engineering, Communications and Computation in Glendale Arizona
Holding the BVFF 2011 Grand Festival Pioneer in Television
is holding a 1972 Sony Portapak camera AC-3400
with the AV-3400 recorder behind the
award he is holding. These units are identical with those
used in Miami for the video work in 1972 by Barbara Kopple,
Laurence Storch and Marc N. Weiss at the Republican National
the BVFF Program - "Marc N. Weiss, Barbara Kopple,
Laurence Storch, and Ed Sharpe received the Grand Festival
Pioneer in Television Award for their early work in reel to reel
video, capturing the Miami Republican Convention in 1972; with a
whimsical short document of Allen Ginsberg, providing an
extemporaneous song poem, Bagels, Borscht, and Brotherhood,
aptly restored and preserved by engineer and broadcast
journalist Ed Sharpe of Glendale, Arizona."