We never said farewell to Josh Zepps. Or hello to Julian Dujarric.

December 20, 2012
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Aussie Josh Zepps quickly left Channel One News.

From Jim Metrock:

Anchor-to-be Josh Zepps (How old are the anchors?) had enough of Channel One News. After doing a few shows this spring, Zepps left for a job with the Huffington Post this past summer.

Julian Dujarric is happy to be working at Channel One News. The commercial exploitation of a captive audience of schoolchildren does not bother him.

Julian Dujarric is happy to be working at Channel One News. The commercial exploitation of a captive audience of schoolchildren – with disproportionately more minority students – does not seem to bother him.

But of course there is always someone ready to host the kiddie marketing TV show and the new guy is Julian Dujarric who has been on the job for several months. Dujarric might actually stick around because easily this is the best job he has ever had, unlike Mr. Zepps.

 

He says he is so happy, and he has a right to be. This will be the easiest job in his life. He will be paid to read a script into a camera and he does not have to worry about audience numbers. However many teens and preteens and now elementary school students see him each day will see him the next day.  No matter how bad he is, the audience numbers stay the same because the audience is there ONLY because they are forced to be under penalty of contract. So Julian Dujarric can act foolish and silly all he wants and it doesn’t make a difference. His pay will be the same because the eyeballs watching him will be the same. It doesn’t get any easier.

Mr. Dujarric loves to clown around on camera.

Mr. Dujarric loves to clown around on camera. Here he is using his considerable talent to model a school tee shirt. Middle school students, especially younger ones, love to hear their school name mentioned on the show.

Mr. Dujarric has to know that Channel One exploits schoolchildren in lower income communities of the U.S. This guy is smart enough to know that minority students get hammered the worse with Channel One’s onerous contract. He has to know that Channel One’s business is all about converting children’s school time into advertising opportunities. (Oh yes, a little news is thrown in to make the company look respectable.) It is sad to see young people like Julian Dujarric, Scott Evans, Jessica Kumari, Maggie Rulli, and Shelby Holliday in the employ of a company like Channel One.

 

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