The National Association of Broadcasters has announced that Ira Goldstone, technology coordinator for the Tribune Company and vice president/chief technology officer for Tribune Broadcasting Company, is the winner of this year’s Television Engineering Achievement Award.
Goldstone pioneered the use of electronic newsroom technology including digital editing, content storage and retrieval. He was an early adopter of digital electronic newsgathering (ENG) technology, including one of the first COFDM-equipped helicopters in the country. He is the chairman of the Media Security and Reliability Council Task Force on Future Technologies/Digital Solutions and 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 Sub-Committee.
Established in 1959, the award is given to industry leaders who have advanced broadcast engineering. Goldstone will be honored at the Technology Luncheon at the NAB convention on April 21.
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