The first thing you learn in broadcasting is to watch your mouth around microphones. Don’t be the guy who drops an F-bomb on the air– or worse, has an embarrassing conversation recorded in the other room. Just assume that every mic is always open and you’ll never get in trouble.
A new rule has been added: beware of widescreen. Things that used to be off camera are now on camera, as Houston news anchor Owen Conflenti found out when he flipped the bird at somebody: