Throughout the year, TVNewsCheck has reported the deaths of outstanding men and women who shaped television as actors, lawmakers, producers, business people, journalists and on-air personalities. Here they are as Part IV of our Year in Review Special Report.
This year’s major technology’s stories included growing interest in 4K, mobile TV, bonded cellular, channel in a box, among other developments, plus two big-time equipment company sales. Part I, which appeared Tuesday, reviewed the year’s happenings in local journalism. Part II, which ran Wednesday, recapped the year’s highlights in business, regulation, local and national programming, network journalism and new media. And Part IV on Friday will remember the electronic media luninaries who died during 2012.
Part II of TVNewsCheck‘s annual roundup of the major news of the year (complete with links to earlier stories) covers business; regulatory and legal developments; syndicated and network programming; network journalism; and new media. In Part I, which appeared yesterday, you can review the year’s happenings in local journalism. Part III, which appears at noon on Thursday will recap the year’s technology highlights. And Part IV on Friday will remember the electronic media luminaries who died during 2012.
Once again, a wide range of breaking news stories kept local television news departments busy at home as well as sending them across the country and around the world, in some cases. Other developments this past year included an encouraging increase in jobs and the amount of news being produced. Some experiments didn’t work out and while a survey listed broadcast news among the worst jobs, a growing number of station GMs are coming from news departments. This is the first part of TVNewsCheck’s annual look back at the year. Tomorrow in Part II we’ll reprise the major developments in business, regulation, programming, network journalism and new media. Part III, the year’s big stories in technology, will be featured on Thursday at noon and Part IV on Friday will highlight those the industry lost in last year.