Tegna Names Michael Steib To Succeed CEO David Lougee

Steib, an NBCUniversal and Google veteran, is currently CEO of Artsy, an online platform for discovering and collecting art. The transition is set for Aug. 12, when Lougee will retire as president, CEO and a director and become senior adviser. The board also appointed two new independent directors.


The Media’s Role In Fracturing Sports

Jerry Brewer: As societal grievance divides sports fans, will media members meet this moment or get trampled by it?


Mississippi Opens The Playbook For Dismantling A Free Press

Adam Ganucheau: Slow-moving lawsuits intended to drain newsrooms of their limited financial resources and editorial bandwidth. Threats of jail time for journalists who expose political corruption and refuse to give up their sources and turn over their notes. Judges with close ties to the politicians who have attacked reporters and their coverage. If you think these things sound outlandish in America, take a close look at what’s happening in Mississippi.

Disney Launches ‘Advergames’ On Hulu, ESPN

Disney is introducing two new gamified ad products on its streaming platforms Hulu and ESPN in an attempt to “push the limits of what is possible” while fostering peak engagement among CTV viewers, according to Jamie Power, Disney’s SVP of addressable sales.

A financial forecast, a conversation with media buying agency leaders and sessions about how local media will harness streaming, AI and NextGen TV to boost their businesses will headline a TVNewsCheck conference set to take place on Oct. 9 at NAB Show New York. To earn a discount on registration, please “get on the list” to be notified when registration opens on July 23.

TVN Webinar: Virtual Sets, AR And The News

Leaders from Televisa Univision, WCVB, KPIX and Ross will discuss the upshots of adopting virtual sets and AR into their news production and the challenges they’ve navigated along the way in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar on June 27 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.

TVN Webinar: News, Sports And Remote Production In 2024

Technology leaders from NBC Regional Sports Networks, Sinclair, Gray Television, Hearst Television, Fox Television Stations and Vizrt discuss the benefits and challenges of remote production in an IP environment in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar on July 16 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.

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