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Limbaugh Chokes, Fails Broadcasting 101

With a killer hurricane approaching fast, the right-wing provocateur chose to bash TV stations for their weather coverage and suggest to his listeners that the threat of Irma was being overblown. This was right before he fled his Florida studio. You would think the man never sat in front of a live microphone before.

News Tech Leaders To Mine Digital-TV Integration, Production At NewsTECHForum

AddaliaRouxSieglerStoneAt TVNewsCheck’s upcoming NewsTECHForum, engineering, news technology and digital directors from Hearst Television, Cox Media Group, Fox Television Stations and Dalet will look to the newsroom’s evolving future in terms of digital and television production integration.

67% Of Americans Now Get News From Social

More than two-thirds of American adults — 67%, to be exact — “get at least some of their news on social media,” according to new data released by Pew Research Center. That’s up from 62% of American adults in 2016. Surprisingly, many of those new social media news consumers are not millennials. Pew found that 55% of Americans 50 or older reported getting news on social media sites, up from 45% in 2016.

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‘GMA’ Adds ‘Extreme Weather Center’ For Irma

Why Won’t CNN And Fox Account For Their Mistakes?

Limbaugh To Evacuate After Calling Irma Climate Change Ploy

Bannon: ‘AH’ Tape Cost Christie Cabinet Post

Bannon, speaking in a 60 Minutes interview that will air Sunday on CBS, said the “Billy Bush Saturday, to me, is a litmus test.” It was not clear from the video clip what New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had advised Trump. But Bannon said he told Christie, “The plane leaves at 11 o’clock in the morning. If you’re on the plane, you’re on the team. Didn’t make the plane.”

Charles Payne Will Return To Fox Business Network

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

Kristen Rodgers Named WTXF Sports Anchor

Kristen Rodgers joins Fox-owned WTXF Philadelphia (DMA 4). She will anchor sports coverage for the station’s 5, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts and will host the weekend sports show, Sports Sunday. She will also be a part of the station’s Eagles pre-game show, Game Day Live, hosted by Anchor Howard Eskin.” Her first day […]

MARKET SHARE | DMA 8

KPRC Houston Anchor To Give Car To Flood Victim

MARKET SHARE | DMA 3: CHICAGO

WFLD Editorial Reaches 1 Million On Facebook

MARKET SHARE | DMA 1: NEW YORK

Man Delivers Roses, And Tears, To 9/11 Memorial

MARKET SHARE | DMA 81: PADUCAH, KY

News Director Suggests 1-Day Facebook Boycott

Excellence in Journalism 2017 Opens In Anaheim

Nets, Cable News Plan Broad Irma Coverage

Network and cable news channels are planning full-force coverage of Hurricane Irma, the massive Category 4 storm already described as a “nuclear hurricane” by one Florida mayor — a description quickly seized by cable anchors.

Syndicated ‘Matter of Fact’ Renewed For Fall

Hearst Television’s weekly political magazine hosted by Soledad O’Brien will kick off again later this month with 85% U.S. coverage via 126 stations.

DMA 14: SEATTLE

KIRO Launching 7 P.M. Newscast On Sept. 11

KIRO 7 at Seven will go in-depth, dig in to major stories, investigate important issues.

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WBBM Moves Out Of Streetside Studio

DMA 47: JACKSONVILLE, FL

WJAX Rolls Out New Look Early For Irma Coverage

DMA 63: LEXINGTON, KY

WLEX To Drop Its 4 p.m. Newscast

Cordillera Communications’s NBC affiliate WLEX Lexington, Ky., is doing away with its 4 p.m. newscast and replacing it with the syndicated Canadian lifestyle series Cityline.

Graydon Carter Leaving Vanity Fair At Year’s End

NEW YORK (AP) — Vanity Fair says its longtime editor Graydon Carter is leaving the magazine at the end of the year after 25 years at the helm. Carter became editor of the magazine, known for its coverage of celebrities, Hollywood, media and politics, in 1992. It’s famous for its star-studded annual Oscars party. Vanity […]

Why The Sunday Morning Shows Still Matter

By the time even news junkies get to Sunday morning, there can be a plaintive need for a mental health break. There may be physiological limits on how many times they can watch Sen. Lindsey Graham, among others in our public life, in a given week. But the three stalwarts of broadcast television — ABC’s This Week, CBS’s Face the Nation and NBC’s Meet the Press — endure amid the obvious media fragmentation and may have cause for a certain self-congratulation amid via a vaguely surprising Harvard study.

Entertainment Series ‘Objectified’ Joins FNC Lineup

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel is making space for entertainment on its schedule. The channel said Wednesday the series “Objectified” with host Harvey Levin will debut at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 17. Each episode of “Objectified” will feature Levin interviewing a newsmaker or celebrity, with their valued objects helping to reveal what […]

DMA 28: SAN DIEGO

Ed Chapuis Named KGTV News Director

He’s joining the Scripps ABC Affiliate in San Diego from KTXL Sacramento, Calif., where he’s been ND since 2013.

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Harvey Coverage: Capabilities, Challenges

Amazing. Unbelievable. Engaging. The live images we saw from the local stations and cable networks covering the Hurricane Harvey aftermath were almost overwhelming. Technology has pushed live reporting to a new level. We have truly entered a new era of live disaster and breaking coverage. But this also brings along challenges.

DMA 146: PALM SPRINGS, CA

Mike Everett Named KMIR Chief Meteorologist

OTA Broadcasting, which operates KMIR (NBC), KPSE (MNT) and KMIR.com in Palm Springs, Calif. (DMA 146), announced today that meteorologist Mike Everett will be joining the KMIR news team as chief meteorologist. Everett joins KMIR from KRDO Colorado Springs.  He will be seen on KMIR news weeknights beginning Sept. 11 at 4:30, 5, 6 and 11 […]

DMA 43: HARRISBURG-LANCASTER-LEBANON-YORK, PA

Michelle Chism Named WGAL News Director

The Hearst Television ABC affiliate in south-central Pennsylvania joins from WBAL Baltimore, succeeding Dan O’Donnell.

Hillary Clinton To Sit Down With Jane Pauley

With a new book to promote, Hillary Clinton is preparing to re-enter the public eye. Her first stop: an interview with Jane Pauley on CBS Sunday Morning this coming weekend.

DMA 24: RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC

WTVD’s Amber Rupinta Moves To Evenings

’60 Minutes’ Lands Sit-Down With Bannon

Steve Bannon, the ousted White House strategist, sat for an interview with CBS News’ Charlie Rose on Wednesday afternoon in Washington. The full interview will air Sunday on 60 Minutes with portions of it set to run Thursday on CBS This Morning.