NBCLX Presents ‘LXtion 2020’ Special Reports

With two weeks left until Election Day, NBCLX, an OTT and linear network designed for adults 18-45, today announced a series of video stories about the issues that are motivating millennials and Gen Z-ers to exercise their right to vote in this year’s election. The news series also includes “What Could Happen?” special reports that ask the provocative […]

Spectrum Networks Launches Polling And Election Hub To Help Voters Prepare For Election Day

As part of Spectrum Networks’ commitment to cover locally relevant issues, Spectrum News has launched Decision 2020: The Election Hub, a digital destination for voters to find local resources and reliable information to prepare for the 2020 election. Additionally, in partnership with market research firm Ipsos, Spectrum Networks conducted its first Spectrum News Poll in […]

Michael Bloomberg Held Talks To Take His Media Empire Public

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NBCLX Goes Bold For Next-Gen Audiences

NBCLX is NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ multiplatform lab for storytelling innovation, iterating across digital, diginets and OTT. It’s turning news conventions on their head in a bid to build loyal younger audiences. Above, LXNews hosts Ashley Holt and Nik Zecevic at its studio at KXAS Dallas.

Drudge Report’s Mystery Net Worth Attracts Interest Amid Sale Rumors

Fox News International Expands Streaming Platform In Europe

NBC News Digital Launches Commentary-Opinion Section On MSNBC.com

Newsy’s Lineup Now Available On Philo

The Newsy channel will be available on Philo’s streaming TV service just in time for the highly-anticipated 2020 election.

Kat Downs Mulder Named Washington Post’s Managing Editor For Digital News

Kat Downs Mulder has been named The Washington Post’s managing editor for digital, a top leadership role in which she will oversee online operations as well as video, photography, graphics, audio and other departments of the newsroom.

NBC News Makes First Hires Under New Regional Reporting Initiative

BuzzFeed News Pulls Reporter From White House, Citing Virus Risk

Soledad O’Brien Goes Digital On Race Relations

In a hour-long digital edition of her syndicated show Matter of Fact tomorrow night (7 p.m. ET), O’Brien will lead a discussion of race and privilege, racial stress, the impact of bias in the images and language in our daily news and the creation of stereotypes and how they influence the way we think. It will livestream on the digital platforms of Matter of Fact and most Hearst media properties.

Scripps Amps Up Voter Information Efforts

Ranging from local digital voter guides and precinct-by-precinct coverage to in-depth national coverage, Scripps TV stations and national media businesses are producing coverage that breaks down the voting process as it unfolds and encourages voters to be actively engaged in the democratic process.

VUit Debuts 24/7 Battleground States Channel

VUit (pronounced “view it”), launched in September by its parent company Syncbak as a free, ad-supported national streaming service aiming to be the “Netflix of Live, Local, and Free,” has unveiled a new channel meant to fill a void in the current presidential election coverage: Battleground States. The channel will provide viewers across the country a 24/7 […]

NBCLX Now Available On The Roku Platform

Today’s launch includes the debut of LX News, a weekday newscast targeted to Gen Z and millennials.

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WRAL And PolitiFact Fact-Checked Presidential Debate In Real Time

Google To Pay News Publishers Over $1B

Google will pay publishers more than $1 billion over the next three years through a new program for licensing news. The tech giant has signed licensing deals with about 200 publications in select countries with plans to add more and expand geographically.

Local Media Consortium Hires Kevin Lockland As Matchup GM

The Local Media Consortium, a strategic alliance of local media companies, today named Kevin Lockland general manager of The Matchup. Launched in July, The Matchup is a collaborative online sports initiative that provides fans with access to high quality, locally produced sports stories and coast-to-coast content. An experienced digital media product and editorial leader, Lockland was […]

26% Of U.S. Adults Get News From YouTube

A new Pew Research Center study finds that YouTube has become an important source of news for many Americans. About a quarter of all U.S. adults (26%) say they get news on YouTube. And while relatively few of these people say it is their primary news source, most say it is an important way they stay informed.

Verizon Scrambling To Unload HuffPost As Losses Mount

OTT News Summit: The Story In Videos

Here are the complete videos from TVNewsCheck’s second annual OTT News Summit, from keynote interviews with Bloomberg QuickTake’s Jean Ellen Cowgill and CBS News Digital’s Christy Tanner to sessions on programming, discoverability, ad tech and monetization.

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For CBS, There’s Room For Plenty Of News Competition In Streaming

Christy Tanner, EVP and GM of CBS News Digital, says the OTT landscape has space for plenty of news organizations to connect with viewers. The lack of a common third-party currency is keeping competition’s ferocity away — for now.

NBCU’s Peacock Launches ‘Meet The Press Reports’

CNN Closes Book On Great Big Story Streaming Hub

TVN’S OTT NEWS SUMMIT 2020

Chaotic 2020 Sparks News Streaming Creativity

Executives from NBC LX, CBS Local Digital, Graham Media and Fox Television Stations say the pandemic, protests and other dramatic news developments this year have spawned creative programming decisions, along with innovative new remote workflows to realize it.

Digital News Veteran William Earl Named Editor Of Variety.com

Right-Wing Media Uses Misleading WZTV Story To Suggest Coronavirus Cover-Up

Using The ‘Netflix Experience’ To Deliver Local Investigations

Some people flock to streaming platforms for juicy dramas. Others queue up quirky comedies. But there’s also an audience willing to binge-watch local journalism. Just ask NBC Bay Area (KNTV). Last week, the NBC O&O dropped its second season of Derailed, an in-depth digital series investigating problems at BART, the Bay Area’s beleaguered public transit system. The whole project lives on NBCBayArea.com, YouTube and Apple TV, ready to stream in six digestible episodes ranging from about 4 to 15 minutes long.

U.S. Orders Al Jazeera Affiliate To Register As Foreign Agent

ViacomCBS Nears Deal To Sell CNET For $500M

ViacomCBS Inc. is close to selling CNET Media Group to Red Ventures LLC, according to people familiar with the matter, as the entertainment giant sheds parts of its business to focus on video streaming. Red Ventures, a media and technology company, is expected to pay about $500 million to acquire the network of websites, which includes CNET, GameSpot and ZDNet, the people said.

Refinery29 Finds Next Top Editor At Facebook

RTDNA Names 2020 Kaleidoscope Award Winners

Newsy Now Streaming On Amazon’s News App

“Top Stories by Newsy” is now streaming on Amazon’s news app — available on all Amazon Fire TV streaming media players, Fire TV Edition smart TVs and soundbars, and compatible Fire Tablets. Amazon’s news app is a free and customizable news experience that makes it easy for cord cutters to watch live and on demand […]

Cheddar Launches On Vizio SmartCast

Cheddar, the digital-first news network, is now streaming on SmartCast, Vizio’s award-winning Smart TV platform. With this launch, SmartCast users can now access Cheddar’s live linear channel for around-the-clock viewing for free directly on their Vizio televisions. Cheddar includes in-depth coverage of the business world and the biggest trending stories across, tech, innovation, business, politics, […]

CNN Digital Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

How I Gained Thousands Of Followers During The Biggest Story Of 2020

Austin Kellerman, Nexstar’s director of digital content: “When talking to newsrooms and journalists about social media, I often urge them to try to find their voice in major stories. Think about the angles no one is talking about and create that content for your timeline. That’s exactly what happened to me during the coronavirus crisis — only I kind of stumbled on it. The result ended up being roughly 8,000 new followers in March and April. How did it happen? Let’s break it down.”

OTT News Summit Confronts Programming In A Wild Year

Panelists from NBC, CBS, Graham and Fox will tackle the challenges of launching new content and adapting streaming programming in a year upended by COVID-19 and explosive protests at TVNewsCheck’s virtual event on Sept. 22. Register here.

Media Pioneer Tries Again With A New Journalism Cooperative

Vox Media Agrees To $4M Settlement With SB Nation Writers

Washington Post Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz Named Editor In Chief Of San Francisco Chronicle