Ruptly Announces New Partnership With TVU

Video news agency Ruptly today announced a strategic partnership with TVU Networks, the global online broadcast distributor. The long-term collaboration will allow media partners to receive Ruptly’s live transmissions over the internet at full broadcast quality using the TVU Grid platform — a faster, more intuitive and more cost-effective delivery system. Using TVU Grid’s powerful delivery system, […]

The Three Best Things Local Newsrooms Can Do

Covering coronavirus is a nearly overwhelming challenge for newsrooms: too much news to cover; so many operational logistics to overcome due to social distancing; so many ways in which we are not just reporting on the story but also personally impacted by it, like juggling home-schooling of our kids while working from home, dealing with the challenges of isolation, or caring for (or just worrying about) older loved ones. In times of crisis, keeping focus is key.

TV Newsers Explain What They’re Doing To Stay Safe In The Office

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Daytime, Cable News Get Viewing Boost

With people staying home to avoid spreading the coronavirus, total TV viewing time is up 85% in late March, compared to a year ago, and daytime and cable news are the biggest beneficiaries, according to a new analysis of data from Samba TV.

ABC’s Karl Calls Rubio’s Tweet On Media Outrageous, Hurtful

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the White House Correspondents’ Association on Monday called on Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to apologize for a tweet saying some media members “can’t contain their delight” at reports of Americans getting the coronavirus. Jonathan Karl, who is ABC News’ White House correspondent, said Rubio’s tweet was outrageous, wrong […]

TVN’S NEWSROOM INNOVATORS

TVN Newsroom Innovators | KUSA Takes Investigative To New Lengths

The 9 Wants to Know investigative team at Tegna-owned KUSA in Denver brings elasticity to local investigative reporting, experimenting with longer pieces, powerfully contextual graphics and unconventional cameras. But passionate reporters and a deft team leader are the real drivers behind its innovation.

The News In The Age Of The Coronavirus

Can a fragile media ecosystem survive the pandemic? With the misinformation emanating from the Trump White House, the need for reliable, widely-accessible information and facts is more urgent than ever. Yet the economic shutdown created by the spread of COVID-19 promises to decimate advertising revenue, which could doom more digital news outlets and local newspapers.

Gannett To Furlough Workers At 100+ Papers

Certain employees making more than $38,000 must take one week of unpaid leave in April, May and June.

Fox News To Provide ‘Uplifting’ Virus Coverage

WPXI’s Ryan Houston Recuperating From Coronavirus

‘CBS This Morning’ Hosts Broadcast From Home

CBS This Morning co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil anchored the Monday morning broadcast from each of their respective homes as the coronavirus crisis continues. “Welcome to CBS This Morning — from our house to yours,” King said at the opening of the show. “We’re coming to you from each of our homes this morning because we, like you, are practicing social distancing out of an abundance of caution. Like so many Americans watching right now, we are at home.”

WISH Indianapolis Newscasts To Air Live In South Bend

DuJuan McCoy, owner, president and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting, and Drew Sumrall, CEO of Family Broadcasting, today announced a multi-year agreement to air live News 8 newscasts from Circle City’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 25) in South Bend, Ind. (DMA 98). Family Broadcasting’s independent WHME “will air more than 60 hours of live […]

Facebook Pledges $100M To Support News

As lockdowns and stay-in-place orders continue to be extended in countries around the world, millions of people are spending their days frequenting online publications to find out the latest about the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s part of the reason Facebook has announced it will spend an additional $100 million to support the news industry during the crisis.

ESPN’s Doris Burke Tests Positive For COVID-19

NEWS ANALYSIS

Bail Out Journalists. Let Newspaper Chains Die

The coronavirus is likely to hasten the end of advertising-driven media, Ben Smith writes. And government should not rescue it.

COMMENTARY

President Trump’s Primetime Pandemic

The coronavirus briefings have given Donald Trump a regularly scheduled reality show again — or, rather, a create-your-own-reality show.

WABC’s Bill Ritter Has COVID-19, Working From Home

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WTTG Confronts Coronavirus With Steady Hand

A solid business contingency plan gave Fox-owned WTTG and WDCA in Washington, D.C., a leg up in pivoting for the coronavirus pandemic. VP and GM Patrick Paolini says a priority now is staying on top of the news deluge while keeping staffers and advertisers calm amid the uncertainty.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Brother Of Former Chicago Mayor, Hired As NBC News Medical Contributor

Fox News Defends Odd ‘Judge Jeanine’ Broadcast, Citing ‘Technical Difficulties’

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KAIT Puts Viewers First With Tornado Coverage

For those watching KAIT on TV or on the station’s Facebook page Saturday, the coverage no doubt saved lives. It’s about as riveting live weather coverage as you’ll see.

CBS News’ Maria Mercader Dies After Virus

Maria Mercader, a veteran CBS News staffer, died at age 54 Sunday from coronavirus complications after being on medical leave since February. Mercader battled cancer and other illnesses for two decades, and said that the treatments left her vulnerable to the virus.

COMMENTARY

Watching The Nightly News Like Nana Is The Best Way To Feel Anchored In A Sea Of Information

Hank Stuever: “In two-plus weeks of staying home, I’ve renewed my faith in the broadcast networks’ nightly newscasts, perhaps out of some faintly nostalgic idea that watching it is what grown-ups do, come hell or high water. People who long ago gave up the habit — or never acquired it — are finding a similar solace at the end of the day with a half-hour of ABC’s David Muir or NBC’s Lester Holt or the CBS Evening News’s Norah O’Donnell.”

Fox News Shuffle: Dorrego Replaces Listerman

Amy Listerman is stepping down as chief financial officer of Fox News Media and will be succeeded by Joe Dorrego, according to a company-wide memo

Fox Business Parts Ways With Trish Regan

Slate Launches A Metered Paywall

With Ad Rates Falling, Snopes Can’t Keep Up With Coronavirus Misinformation

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Wants You To Wake The F*ck Up

Weather Channel Names New Host Of Weekend Show On Quibi

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How Local TV News Staffers Are Working From Home