NAB to Honor Engineers at Tech Luncheon
NAB has announced that Ira Goldstone, technology coordinator and vice president/chief technology officer for Tribune is the recipient of its 2004 Television Engineering Achievement Award, given to industry leaders for significant contributions to broadcast engineering. Goldstone, along with the Radio Engineering Achievement Award recipient IBOC pioneer Glynn Walden will be honored at the Technology Luncheon at on Wednesday April 21, at NAB2004 in Las Vegas.
Goldstone is being recognized for his 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 to allow Tribune stations to provide breaking news coverage from locations previously unreachable with analog ENG equipment.
Goldstone is the chairman of the Media Security and Reliability Council Task Force on Future Technologies/Digital Solutions, the recipient of Broadcasting and Cable's 2001 "Technology Leadership Award" and a SMPTE fellow. Additionally, he is a member of the board of the ATSC.