TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

GM & News Dir. Openings At Morgan Murphy

Morgan Murphy Media, a privately-held broadcast group, has rare openings for a general manager and news director at its Madison and La Crosse, Wis., TV stations. Morgan Murphy is committed to quality journalism, and has won five national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the RTDNA in the past four years, including the top prize for overall excellence in 2016.

KOCO Anchor Looses Home To Fire

Carlson Wants To Speak Freely About FNC

Former Fox News Channel newswoman Gretchen Carlson says she’s asked to be let out of her NDA and talked to other Fox News employees who left with similar settlements about pressing the network to be let out of the agreements. “Companies are saying that they want to be open and transparent and that they have worked tirelessly to make their work environments safer,” she told The Associated Press. “And if that’s the truth, then they should let us out.”

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Legal Battle Over Fox Harassment Moves Forward

The Fox News Channel and a commentator, Britt McHenry, continue to be at odds over her claim of sexual harassment by Tyrus, another of the outlet’s personalities.

99 Over-The-Air Years And Counting

Broadcasting emerged on the AM band in the years immediately following World War I. Among the pioneers was Westinghouse Electric, whose KDKA Pittsburgh broadcast the results of the presidential election on Nov. 2, 1920, spurring radio into the commercial realm and establishing broadcasting’s interest in public affairs programming.

DMA 18: ORLANDO, FL

WFTV Dominates Orlando Oct. Ratings

MARKET SHARE | 34: COLUMBUS, OH

WCMH Turns Debate Into Interactive Watch Party

The interactive watch party hosted by WCMH, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, was also made available to all the Nexstar TV stations. “So if they were watching on desktop, they could click the options with their mouse, or if they were watching on their phone, they could tap the screen to vote,” said Haley Townsend, WCMH’s digital director.

MSNBC Promotes Betsy Korona To Executive Director Of News For MSNBC And NBC News Now

Three News Orgs Beat Joe Arpaio Libel Lawsuit

CNN, HuffPost and Rolling Stone incorrectly said Joe Arpaio was an ex-felon, but U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth won’t fault Chris Cuomo’s “mistake in legal nomenclature” and rejects the controversial sheriff’s bid to establish actual malice from “leftist” bias.

Americans Trust Local News. That’s Being Exploited

The nature of the news misinformation problem may be changing. As consumers become more skeptical about the national news they encounter online, impostor local sites that promote ideological agendas are becoming more common. These sites exploit the relatively high trust Americans express in local news outlets — a potential vulnerability in Americans’ defenses against untrustworthy information.

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

Assault Charges Dropped Against Former Philly Anchor Dray Clark

DMA 5: DALLAS

David Sentendrey Joins KDFW Dallas News Staff

David Sentendrey will join Fox-owned KDFW Dallas (DMA 5) on Nov. 11. He will report for the station’s weekday Fox 4 News at 9 p.m. and Fox 4 News at 10 p.m. newscasts. In making the announcement, Robin Whitmeyer, KDFW VP-news director, said: “David’s relentless investigations have held authorities accountable and resulted in significant changes. I […]

Facebook, Free Speech And Political Ads

A number of Facebook’s recent decisions have fueled a criticism that continues to follow the company, including the decision not to fact-check political advertising and the inclusion of Breitbart News in the company’s new “trusted sources” News tab. These controversies were stoked even further by Mark Zuckerberg’s speech at Georgetown University last week, where he tried—mostly unsuccessfully—to portray Facebook as a defender of free speech. Discussing all this are Alex Stamos, former chief technology officer of Facebook, veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher, Jillian York of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain, and Stanford researcher Kate Klonick.

CNN Staffers Shocked WarnerMedia Hired Morgan Freeman After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Catherine Herridge Leaving Fox News For CBS News

Will Fox News Face A Conservative Rival?

None of the “amateurish” challengers to the Murdochs’ cash-cow cable channel has the resources to compete, leaving a door open for a well-funded conglomerate (say, ViacomCBS) to roll the dice.

FNC Elevates Contributor Lawrence Jones To Expanded Role

Fox News Channel has elevated network contributor Lawrence Jones to a regular substitute host and co-host role, effective immediately. In this capacity, Jones will make appearances on a range of programs, including The Five (weekdays at 5 p.m. ET) and Outnumbered (weekdays at noon ET). He will also continue to serve as host of Fox Nation’s Keeping up with Jones and Man […]

Court TV To Feature Exclusive Interviews With Harvey Weinstein Attorneys And Accusers

Two of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys and two of his accusers sit down for exclusive interviews with Court TV’s Seema Iyer in a two-night primetime event Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Iyer’s interviews with Weinstein Attorneys Donna Rotunno and Damon Cheronis air on Monday, Nov. 4, with conversations with alleged victims Kadian Noble and Hope Exiner […]

Bernard Slade, ‘Partridge Family’ Creator, Dies

CNN Defends New Contributor Sean Duffy While Anchors Decry His ‘Anti-Immigrant Bigotry’

NBC’s Digital Journos Say They’re Unionizing

Employees of NBC’s digital news division announced today that they intend to form a union representing about 150 workers, saying it would allow them to fight for better job protections as well as publicly criticize NBC News executives without fear of retaliation.

Road To OTT: Finding That Content Sweet Spot

How do news organizations find their footing when the ground starts shifting? The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is providing a hands-on view into the process that’s unfolding as newsrooms at the Missouri School of Journalism begin exploring and launching over-the-top products and projects.

People May Not Trust Local News That Much

Local news is more trusted than national news, yes. But that’s largely because national news is not very trusted, especially by Republicans, according to a new study from the Knight Foundation and Gallup. And that trust could disappear. “A small reservoir of goodwill exists toward local news organizations because they are local, but this could quickly dry up if Americans perceive more political bias in coverage.”

DMA 37: CINCINNATI

John Popovich Retiring From WCPO In December

DMA 9: BOSTON

WBZ Meteorologist Danielle Niles Leaving

Deadspin Editor Fired Amid Pushback Over ‘Stick To Sports’ Memo

Dem Debate Drives CNN Audience Growth

Fox News Marks 40 Straight Months At Top of Basic Cable Heap

NBC News Digital Beefing Up Staffing

Chris Berend, EVP of NBC News Digital, said in a memo today that his division is adding 70 jobs. The 20% boost in staffing is part of the company’s efforts to expand the NBC News NOW streaming service into a 24-hour platform of live programming as early as this winter. NBC Left Field, the company’s digital video studio founded two years ago, and its MACH science and tech vertical are being shuttered.

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Wildfires Force KTLA Anchor To Flee