Rob Sneed Joins WGN As General Assignment Reporter

Nexstar Media Group’s independent WGN-TV Chicago (DMA 3) has hired Rob Sneed as a general assignment reporter effective July 8. He joins from WCMH Columbus, Ohio, where he spent more than three years working on breaking news as well as uncovering issues in the community and working to find resolutions. He’s a recipient of the […]

WHP Anchor Robb Hanrahan In ICU After Heart Attack

Q&A WITH BILL OWENS

How ’60 Minutes’ Adjusted Its Production Process

The news magazine’s executive producer, Bill Owens, details his approach to calming the waters at 60 Minutes, guiding the show through the myriad challenges of COVID-19, launching a short-form sibling show on Quibi, and other topics.

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DMA 137: COLUMBIA-JEFFERSON CITY, MO

KOMU Sports Director Chris Gervino To Retire

Sports Director Chris Gervino is set to retire from NBC affiliate KOMU Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. (DMA 137), after spending more than two decades on the air providing national and local sports information to mid-Missouri. “My wife Gina and I are grateful to be able to retire together from our full-time jobs while blessed with good […]

Can A Reporter Be ‘Authentic’ And Objective?

Seven leaders tackle a debate that’s going on in newsrooms across America.

Medill To launch Metro Media Lab To Boost Local News

Jeff Verszyla Joining WTAE In Freelance Role

MARKET SHARE

Reporters Will Share Lessons From Protest Coverage In TVNewsCheck Webinar

Since George Floyd’s death, more than 200 incidents have been reported of journalists being targeted in cities all over the country. TVNewsCheck is conducting a lunch-time webinar on Tuesday, June 30, at 1 p.m. ET for an hour-long conversation with journalists fresh from their in-the-streets coverage.

KDKA Radio’s ‘Combative’ Editorial Strategy Has Employees And Listeners Worried About The Historic Station’s Legacy

Longtime KBMT Weatherman Resigns Over Station’s Racial Coverage

Twitter Flags Trump Tweet Featuring Fake CNN Chyron As ‘Manipulated Media’

REPORTING ON PROTEST

Reporting On Protest | Protest Coverage Awakens Traumatic Memory

Brandon Richard: “As an anchor/reporter at WMC-TV Memphis, I found myself trapped in narrow downtown streets between police and a lingering, angry group of protestors. With no camera or station-branded microphone in hand, I was an African-American man vulnerable to police interpretation.”

CNBC Ups John Casey To CNBC International President-Managing Director

SPJ Opposes Recommended Stars And Stripes Cuts

Longtime KCBS Reporter Dave Lopez Announces Retirement

COMMENTARY

Press Credentials: The Right To Report Should Not Be The Purview Of Government

Norman Siegel: “The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States provides, in part, that government shall not abridge freedom of the press. Clearly, free expression by journalists, or by anyone with access to the equivalent of a printing press, is a cornerstone principle of our republic. The challenge to uphold this basic value is, unfortunately, an ongoing struggle.”

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WPVI Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Action News’

Heads Of U.S.-Funded Media Outlets Fired

The moves by Michael Pack, a Trump administration appointee, raise concerns that the news organizations would become partisan.

The Unhappy Liberals Inside Trump’s Favorite Network, OAN

After Back-To-Back Second-Place Finishes, Fox News Returns To No. 1 In A25-54 Demo

Chris Isham Stepping Down As CBS News Washington Bureau Chief

Fox News Argues Viewers Don’t Assume Tucker Carlson Reports Facts

News Consumption Down Since COVID Peak

News consumption has fallen 11% since its peak when the COVID-19 pandemic was originally declared in March, according to a new study by LoopMe.

TVN FOCUS ON DIVERSITY

TVN Focus | Scripps Took An Early Lead On Diversity Efforts

Many broadcasters are now reassessing diversity and inclusion in their operations following the wave of U.S. protests against racial injustice. The E.W. Scripps Co. started its own top-to-bottom initiative two years ago. Above, WXYZ Detroit Anchor Glenda Lewis at Campus Martius Park in Detroit with a “7 In Your Neighborhood’ community segment.

WFLD Hosting Virtual Town Hall With Dick Durbin, Tammy Duckworth

Fox-owned WFLD Chicago will host a virtual town hall at 6 p.m. CT tonight with Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, live via Zoom. Hosted by WFLD Political Editor Mike Flannery, the 30-minute special will give each senator the opportunity to address viewer questions previously submitted to the station’s Fox 32 Facebook page about the […]

Sinclair To Launch Headline News Service

In the initial phase, it will air weekday mornings from 6 to 9 across Sinclair’s CW and MNT affiliates, as well as on STIRR, Sinclair’s free, over-the-top streaming platform. It’s hiring to fill 25 new positions to staff the new initiative.

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

KNBC’s Fritz Coleman Retiring After 39 Years

His extensive knowledge of weather, seamlessly intertwined with his own style of humor, and his limitless philanthropic work has made him one of Southern California’s most popular and beloved TV anchors.

WXIX Cincinnati Wins Big In May Sweeps

Pence Op-Ed Targets Virus, Media

In an op-ed published Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal, Vice President Mike Pence suggested the idea of a second wave of the coronavirus is one big media hoax.

2 Sidelined Pittsburgh Journalists React: One Quits; The Other Sues