WTXF Philadelphia Focues On Race

Scripps Howard Foundation Establishes Roy W. Howard Fellowships

A $1.5 million commitment will support career development for investigative journalists at the Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University and the University of Maryland.

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Trump Mocks MSNBC Anchor Ali Velshi For Getting Shot With Rubber Bullet

Jeff Zucker Helped Create Donald Trump. That Show May Be Ending

The coziness between the TV executive and Donald Trump is a Frankenstein story for the cable news era. But then the monster got away.

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Broadcasters Tackle Election Challenge With Tech

Executives from Fox News and Graham Media say they’ll rely heavily on IP contribution, cloud editing systems and other remote production tools in their coverage of the 2020 election, and they’re also ready to settle in for the long haul if final results aren’t confirmed for days, if not weeks, after Nov. 3.

Is The Media Ready For Election Night?

Newsrooms are preparing for an unprecedented November, with Americans voting in a pandemic, legal fights brewing and a conspiracy-addled president sowing distrust. As one veteran of the Bush–Gore battle says, “2000 will look awfully quaint.”

T.J. Holmes Joins As Co-Anchor Of ‘GMA’s 3rd Hour

Using The ‘Netflix Experience’ To Deliver Local Investigations

Some people flock to streaming platforms for juicy dramas. Others queue up quirky comedies. But there’s also an audience willing to binge-watch local journalism. Just ask NBC Bay Area (KNTV). Last week, the NBC O&O dropped its second season of Derailed, an in-depth digital series investigating problems at BART, the Bay Area’s beleaguered public transit system. The whole project lives on NBCBayArea.com, YouTube and Apple TV, ready to stream in six digestible episodes ranging from about 4 to 15 minutes long.

KETK Tyler Launches 4 & 4:30 PM Newscasts

Chuck Todd Is First In Viewers, And Twitter Critics

Social media can be cruel, but the Meet the Press host says his goal is to leave the long-running NBC public affairs program “in a better place than I got it.”

Fox’s Joe Buck Going Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame

CNN To Tests ‘Drive-In’ Town Hall With Joe Biden

WLS Sports Anchor Jim Rose Signs 3-Year Renewal

WFTX Building Evacuated Due To Smoke, Possible Fire

Fox News Fends Off TNT For Primetime Win

CNN And SiriusXM Partner to Launch a CNN Originals Channel

Layoffs Follow Fox News Restructuring

Fox News Media said that it was restructuring some of its divisions, with a reduction of its workforce by less than 3%. “As Fox News Media has evolved into a streamlined multi-platform organization, we are realigning several functions and restructuring various divisions in order to position all of our businesses for ongoing success,” the network said in a statement. No on air talent is impacted by the staff reductions.

U.S. Orders Al Jazeera Affiliate To Register As Foreign Agent

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A One-Man-Band In TV News For 29 Years

Brendan Keefe, chief investigative reporter at WXIA, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Atlanta, has pretty much been a one-man-band since he was hired as a news photographer in 1991.  Today, Keefe is the leader of the investigative team at WXIA, and the corporate trainer for all 60 Tegna stations.

KRIS Anchor Lee Sausley Announces Retirement

CNBC’s Jim Cramer Apologizes After ‘Crazy Nancy’ Remark During Interview With House Speaker

Alan Dershowitz Sues CNN For $300M Over Impeachment Defense

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TVN’s Newsroom Innovators | Gray Builds InvestigateTV Into An OTT Brand

InvestigateTV, Gray Television’s national investigative unit, has been producing dozens of in-depth pieces airing across its stations and on an OTT channel dedicated to its work. Fronted by WVUE anchor Lee Zurik in New Orleans (above), its pieces are making an impact even in markets where Gray doesn’t have a station.

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KTVX Anti-Mask Rally Story Racks Up 18M Views

KTVX reporter Katie Karalis‘ assignment on Aug. 21 has become the talk of the internet. With over 18 million views on Twitter, the Salt Lake City reporter’s story about an anti-mask rally in St. George, Utah, has gotten reaction from people and celebrities who couldn’t believe what they were seeing and hearing.

Kochava Partners With Univision For Its ‘Vota Conmigo’ (‘Vote With Me’) Campaign

Kochava, a real-time data solutions company for omni-channel attribution and measurement, and Hispanic media company Univision today announced the addition of deep linking technology to Univision’s ongoing multi-platform, voter registration campaign “Vota Conmigo.” With this latest technology, SmartLinks for TV powered by Kochava enables a quick response (QR) code for deployment across Univision’s linear and digital […]

Video Contradicts Police On Arrest Of NPR Reporter

Pandemic Forces Rethink Of Campaign Coverage

The pandemic that instantly changed the 2020 presidential campaign forced news organizations to reevaluate coverage plans, too. It’s an ongoing process: several reporters who followed Trump to Nevada on Sunday stayed outside when they learned the president’s rally would be held indoors. For months, news executives wondered if they would be covering a campaign without campaigning, although it has grown more public after Labor Day.

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How to maximize (and monetize) viewer engagement

The coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests and economic uncertainties of 2020 have triggered a significant spike in audience engagement and interactivity on TV. Audience polling provides information as well as an outlet for frustrated viewers who want to be heard. It can provide a cost-effective, safe replacement for some man-on-the-street interviews and can provide interactivity during candidate debates being staged without live audiences.

ABC News To Present 90-Minute Trump Town Hall

ABC News will present The President and the People, a 90-minute town hall with President Trump Tuesday night from 9 to 10:30 p.m. ET. George Stephanopoloswill moderate the 90-minute special—under the 20/20 banner—featuring Trump and voters ABC says are uncommitted.