The National Association of Broadcasters announced that Ira Goldstone, vice president/chief technology officer for Tribune Broadcasting Company, is the winner of its Television Engineering Achievement Award. The award is given for significant contributions that have advanced broadcast engineering and will be presented at the Technology Luncheon, Wednesday, April 21 at NAB2004 in Las Vegas.
Goldstone, who also serves as technology coordinator for the Tribune Company, oversees engineering and technology for the broadcasting group while coordinating projects involving common technologies across all of Tribune.
Among a list of accomplishments, Goldstone pioneered the implementation of electronic newsroom technology including digital editing, content storage and retrieval. He instituted the early adoption of digital electronic newsgathering (ENG) including one of the first COFDM-equipped helicopters in the country, which allowed a number of Tribune stations to provide breaking news coverage from locations previously unreachable with analog ENG equipment.
He is the chairman of the Media Security and Reliability Council Task Force on Future Technologies/Digital Solutions, and is a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. In addition, he is a member of the board of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and was the original chair of the ATSC Applications Subcommittee.
Previously, Goldstone was Tribune Broadcasting vice president/engineering and technology. From 1983 to 1994, Ira was director/broadcast operations and engineering at KTLA-TV, Los Angeles. Before joining KTLA, he was vice president/corporate engineering for Standard Communications, Salt Lake City, and director/technical services at WCVB-TV, Boston, from 1972 to 1981.
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