Super Bowl info central!

On WTHR’s Facebook wall, we take a lot of viewer questions. But the number of Super Bowl-related questions forced us to implement an action plan!

Indianapolis was looking good Friday night!

A year ago, WTHR began its quest to bring our viewers one  Super Bowl story per week. Now that we’re a week away from the big game, it’s dominating our newscasts. We’re broadcasting live from the NFL Experience and Super Bowl Village for the next week and a half, and we’re glad to be part of a national event that puts the spotlight on Indianapolis. 

As digital content manager, I expected things to be busy…and they are! But one thing I didn’t count on were all the questions.

On WTHR’s Facebook wall, we take a lot of viewer questions. Some we treat as rhetorical (‘Why did the price of gas jump 40 cents a gallon this afternoon?’ Um…I don’t know. I’m not an economist!) while others demand a more specific response. If I can answer, I will. If I know how to get an answer for someone and I know it will take me less than a few minutes to research, I’ll do it – because I see WTHR’s role as a valuable public service. There’s a lot of misinformation and rumor that floats around on social media. If I have the opportunity to set the record straight with the facts, then I will share those confirmed facts.

But what about when WTHR’s Facebook wall gets flooded with questions about Super Bowl events? We were getting so many questions that we assigned a brave intern to tackle them today. We came up with a list of questions and answers that you can review here. Not comprehensive by any means, but it’s a start.

If you have a question, I would start with the Super Bowl Host Committee’s site. The layout is straightforward and it’s relatively easy to find basic information on parking, event schedules and attractions.

If you don’t have any luck there…you can try us on our Facebook wall!


3 thoughts on “Super Bowl info central!”

  1. A few minutes ago, a reporter from the Indianapolis Star asked Tom Brady a two part question. Before Tom was finished answering the question, the news cut away from the answer and moved on to other topics. The Super Bowl might only come to Indy once, and I think local reporters should be put on the National stage whenever given the opportunity. Bottom line, if a local reporter asks a question during a newscast, please try to allow the whole question to be answered before moving on. Indy is in the spotlight, and this includes local media as well, lets let them shine.

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