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Morning Word, 02-08-13

I am very thankful for the webcasting of the state legislature, including video webcasting of all committee hearings.

I have caught some sort of ill plague and been laid low the past few days. I could have probably fought through my illness and covered the legislature live from the Roundhouse but then I risk spreading whatever I have to the rest of the working press and the other hordes of people around the Roundhouse.

But with webcasting, I can at least partially cover the session by watching and hearing what the legislators are saying about bills. There is, of course, no substitute for live coverage.

This isn’t to say the webcasting is perfect. The lack of archiving continues to be a major oversight. Actually, oversight isn’t he right word — both the House and Senate deliberately say the stream cannot be archived (or used for political purposes).

There is the governor’s livestream, but it has audio that is less than quality.

Also, the streaming service cannot handle high traffic very well; Silverlight has crashed on me a number of times when high-profile bills are being heard.

On to the Word:

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Matthew Reichbach has blogged about New Mexico politics since 2006. Matthew was a co-founder of New Mexico FBIHOP with his brother and part of the original hirings at the groundbreaking website the New Mexico Independent. Matthew has covered events such as the Democratic National Convention and Netroots Nation. In addition to politics, Matthew is an avid sports fan, especially of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and TV fan.

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