Miami Family Donates $2.5M To Fund Investigative Journalism

‘World News Tonight’ Winning Viewers, 25-54s

ABC News’ World News Tonight with David Muir is the most-watched evening news program on network television so far this year in both total viewers and in the key 25-54 demographic, the first time it has clinched both top spots in 24 years, according to Nielsen. Last week, World News Tonight drew nearly 9.03 million viewers, which topped NBC Nightly News at 7.79 million.

WLOS Reporter Accidentally Turns On Facebook Live Filters During Live Shot

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RTDNA Rolls Out New Logo

In addition to the refreshed look, the association plans new and updated resources on RTDNA.org, expanded in-person and online training opportunities and a redesigned curriculum at its annual conference.

Thomson Reuters Names New CEO

Thomson Reuters Corp. said on Tuesday it had appointed former Nielsen Holdings President Steve Hasker as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Jim Smith. The parent of Reuters News also announced higher-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.

Late WVUE Anchor Nancy Parker Honored At Mardi Gras

ABC News Sets New Streaming Roles

Former Buzzfeed Newser David Hatcher moves to ABC News Live, GMA producer Eric Johnson moves to ABC News Audio, and ITV Studios exec Mike Kelley joins ABC News Long Form.

Newsy Hires Steve Turnham As Managing Editor

He will lead and help build Scripps-owned Newsy’s newsgathering unit based out of Washington.

Matthews Apologizes For Nazi Analogy To Sanders Victory

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews apologized Monday to Bernie Sanders for comparing the Democratic senator’s win in the Nevada caucus to the Nazi takeover of France. Matthews’ self-described “bad” analogy deepened the discontent that the presidential candidate and his supporters have been feeling lately toward the cable network, one that is usually friendly […]

David Rodriguez To Join WNJU News Team

Telemundo-owned WNJU New York has added veteran journalist David Rodriguez to the station’s news team. Rodriguez will co-anchor the 5 p.m. weekday edition of Noticiero 47 Telemundo and also work as a general assignment reporter, regularly appearing on the 11 p.m. weekday newscasts. He joins the station on Monday, March 16, with his first on-air appearance […]

WAGA Atlanta To Debut ‘Fox 5 News At 4:30 P.M.’

Fox-owned WAGA Atlanta will introduce Fox 5 News at 4:30 p.m. on March 30. The half-hour, weekday newscast will follow an hour of Judge Judy and precede the station’s Fox 5 News at 5 p.m. With this addition, WAGA will produce 12 hours of live, local news each weekday and 71 hours of local news […]

DMA 40: AUSTIN, TX

KVUE Adds Christina Ginn As KVUE News Director

She comes to Austin, Texas, from NBC News in New York to succeed Tim Ryan, who moved to KUSA Denver last year.

COMMENTARY

Journalism Schools: Relevance Vs. Cost

COMMENTARY

Managing Impact Of Political Ads In TV News

During the run-up to elections, stations are inundated with requests for political ads during newscasts and stations are happy to oblige. However, for news directors that can mean less time in the broadcasts for news. Hard decisions have to be made such as, “Do we even have time for sports tonight?” News director “victimhood” is often on display. Rather than just acting like a victim, here are some things that might make life a little more bearable.

Angela Poe Russell Joins KING’s ‘Evening’

Tegna NBC affiliate KING Seattle (DMA 13) has moved its Take 5 host and reporter Angela Poe Russell to Evening, the station’s original lifestyle and entertainment show that’s been celebrating the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. On March 2, Russell joins Saint Bryan, Jim Dever and Kim Holcomb as the show’s fourth host. […]

Black TV Pioneer Charles Hobson Dies

Charles Hobson, an Emmy Award-winning producer who helped shatter racial stereotypes by delivering a black perspective that had been missing from early television programming, died on Feb. 13. He was 83.

The Biggest Story You’re Not Ready To Cover

What local journalists need to know, and do, to combat misinformation. The threat is not only a barrage of misinformation — false reports, images, and videos — directly aimed at journalists. Even more alarming, today’s organized misinformation campaigns use journalism’s own strengths, like fact-checking and community reputation, and turn them against the news media.

NYT Poised To Name Meredith Levien Next CEO

New York Times Co. is leaning toward naming Meredith Kopit Levien as its next chief executive officer, tapping an internal candidate to succeed Mark Thompson after an eight-year stint, according to people familiar with the matter. Levien, currently chief operating officer, is the front-runner to get the top job, with the move potentially coming as soon as April.

CNN’s Ashley Codianni Moves To Great Big Story

NAB Unveils Election Toolkit for Stations

The toolkit provides broadcasters with resources to identify misinformation online, suggestions about fact-checking statements made by political candidates, tips for helping get out the vote and ideas for social media engagement with citizens. It also offers scripts for PSAs about voting in primary and general elections, as well as information about sponsoring debates and candidate forums.

KTTV Hosts Town Hall With Buttigieg

On the heels of Wednesday’s fierce Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Buttigieg spent Thursday at a televised town hall at USC, an event sponsored by Fox O&O KTTV. Fox-11 anchor Elex Michaelson hosted the event at Brovard Auditorium, filled with students eager to see the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., who fared well in initial campaign skirmishes in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Daily Memphian’s Model Demands Attention

It’s generated controversy over its fundraising, its paywall and its staffing. But it’s also about as close as a major American city has gotten to a digital news site that can go toe-to-toe with the local daily newspaper.

Fox News Slams Competition On Weekly Cable Ratings Charts

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Capitol Broadcasting Programs Earn Regional Emmys

Vegas Debate Scores Highest Dem Ratings

Coming before the Nevada primary vote, Wednesday’s debate drew 12 million viewers tuned in to NBC, with 7.6 million on MSNBC — the third-largest audience ever for a single telecast on the cable network. The debate had more than twice the viewership of two previous Democratic Presidential debates.

‘The Hill’ Criticizes, But Does Not Recant, Solomon Articles

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington publication The Hill issued a lengthy report on Wednesday finding fault with several articles by journalist John Solomon that it published last year and were used as discredited narratives by President Donald Trump and many of his supporters in their fight against impeachment. The Capitol Hill publication, in an […]

New Tracking Tool Measures Impact Of Stories

LA Times Offering Staffer Buyouts

The Los Angeles Times is offering its staff voluntary buyouts less than two years after biotech billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong swooped in to buy the beleaguered newspaper in hopes of turning it around. In an email to staffers on Wednesday, The California Times, the company that owns the paper, announced voluntary buyout packages to employees who have worked at the company for least two years.

Fox News To Host Town Hall With Amy Klobuchar Next Thursday

OVERNIGHTS

Democratic Debate Posts Strong Early Numbers

Preliminary figures for the ninth face-off, and the first featuring Mike Bloomberg, are ahead of NBC’s last debate broadcast in June 2019.