Hearst Television’s SVP of News Barb Maushard says it’s “extremely troubling” to see journalists under fire in their coverage of recent protests over U.S. racial injustice. She lauds their commitment to facing dangers from numerous quarters in returning each day to the volatile, anxious streets of their communities and says Hearst’s news operation is ready to adapt to anything 2020 can throw at it.
News organizations need more people covering more territory as well as a heightened awareness of how better to avoid mistakes and protect themselves against deep fakes, according to a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum. L-r: Brian Scanlon, AP; Barb Maushard, Hearst; Cameryn Beck, Scripps; and Jamie Burgess, Microsoft News Labs. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
News leaders from Hearst, the Associated Press and E.W. Scripps will share strategies for covering the contentious 2020 election season during the opening panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum next month.
Hearst Television’s SVP of news says local newscasts don’t need a radical reinvention to stay relevant to younger audiences, but they must adhere to trust and transparency in a more relatable voice.
Hearst Television’s VP of news, Barb Maushard, joins the lineup of speakers at the NewsTECHForum Dec. 16-17, a conference sponsored by TVNewsCheck and the Sports Video Group. She will discuss the challenges that TV stations face in covering live breaking news in a crisis.