Television stations occupy a rare space at the intersection of media’s past, present, and future. TV is a “legacy” product dating back 70 years, yet TV newsrooms are equipped with the essential tools to succeed in the future of media where visuals trump text. Additionally, those well-known anchors and reporters are now de factor social influencers, giving TV stations that embrace digital a rosier outlook on our collective future.
The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University will recognize 12 Iowa individuals and groups with awards for exceptional character. The 2019 Iowa Character Awards ceremony will be held Friday, July 26, at The Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. The Ray Center annually honors Iowans who show the Six Pillars […]
Andrea Mitchell is in the midst of her 42nd year as an NBC News journalist, and she will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 40th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards later this year.
Rita Ferro, president of ad sales for Disney, will be this fall’s honoree at the Center for Communication’s annual New York luncheon. She will receive the Frank Stanton Award for Excellence in Communication, named for the late CBS president who founded the Center for Communication, a nonprofit organization promoting media education and career advancement.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Tracy Morgan, hosting The ESPYs is personal. It’s not just another gig to the comedian. The star of TBS’ “The Last O.G.” will preside over Wednesday night’s show honoring the past year’s top athletes, performances and achievements. It airs live on ABC from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. “The main […]
Networks are having trouble finding high-profile emcees to host these galas. Why? Insiders say there are too many reasons to count and they don’t see the situation improving anytime soon.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences — the East Coast counterpart to the Los Angeles-based Television Academy — is shuffling its leadership, which includes switching who oversees production of its most visible event, the Daytime Emmy Awards.
The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle, a respected […]
The CEO of the TV Academy released a statement addressing the disqualification from Emmys voting of several performers.
The name of the network behind one of the unstructured reality program Emmy category’s contenders was included in the description that appears on the ballot below its name, a big no-no.
The veteran CBS newsman will be recognized for a lifetime of achievement and service to the profession of broadcast and digital journalism on Friday, Sept. 6, at Excellence in Journalism 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.
The results are in for the 40th annual Sports Emmy Awards. ESPN and NBC tied for the most trophies with six apiece, and their respective network groups also played to a draw with eight each.
Awards will be presented in three categories on May 21 — The MFM Rainmaker Award, The MFM Working Capital Award and the BCCA Contributor Award.
Award-winning artist John Legend will receive the 2019 Service to America Leadership Award from the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF) for his advocacy efforts to promote social justice and equality. Legend will receive the honor at the Celebration of Service to America Awards on June 11 at The Anthem in Washington. The Service to America Leadership Award recognizes individuals […]
The winners of the annual awards for exceptional professional journalism will be honored at an awards banquet June 21 at the National Press Club in Washington. Entries included submissions from television and radio broadcasts, newspapers, online news outlets and magazines. The TV station winners included KPRC, WDIO, KARE, WVUE, WTHR, KCCI, KDVR, WVUE, KNTV and WVUE.
Tribune Broadcasting’s SVP of marketing and creative services will be honored at the annual Promax Station Summit on June 20.
Sinclair-owned NBC affiliate KSNV Las Vegas (DMA 39) has won the ACLU of Nevada’s 2019 Freedom of the Press Award for its ongoing investigative series, Vegas Lost. Led by top journalist John Treanor, Vegas Lost examines critical issues that affect residents of southern Nevada, including homelessness, immigration and the criminal justice system. “Your dedication to […]
The first Peabody Awards of 2019 were announced today, with eight documentaries being honored and Kartemquin Films (Minding the Gap, Hoops Dreams) set for an Institutional Award for its “commitment to unflinching documentary filmmaking and telling an American history rooted in social justice and the stories of the marginalized.”