‘The Hill’ Criticizes, But Does Not Recant, Solomon Articles

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington publication The Hill issued a lengthy report on Wednesday finding fault with several articles by journalist John Solomon that it published last year and were used as discredited narratives by President Donald Trump and many of his supporters in their fight against impeachment. The Capitol Hill publication, in an […]

New Tracking Tool Measures Impact Of Stories

Unusual Answer To The Collapse Of Local News

Can drinks, community events and the occasional wedding subsidize small-town journalism? The Big Bend Sentinel in Marfa, Texas, is giving it a try. (Photo: Jessica Lutz for The New York Times)


CBS Launches CBSN Denver

It marks the newest expansion of major market local news streaming services from CBS and features local news content produced by KCNC.

Snapchat Finds Growing Role In Local News

Snapchat is not just for kids anymore. Ashley Remkus is a crime reporter for AL.com, Alabama’s media group that publishes the state’s three major newspapers. On top of covering crime and safety in the Huntsville area, Remkus is also the “Snapchat guru” for the group. 

The AP Built A tool To Help Newsrooms In New York Share News With Each Other

Taking A Look At Where Subscription Revenue Starts


TVN Focus | Stations See Audience, Rev Potential In Podcasts

TV broadcasters including E.W. Scripps, Tegna, Fox Owned Stations and KSL have laid down bets of varying sizes in the podcast medium, drawn by the potential of expanding audiences, motivating newsrooms and new revenue streams.


DSLR To Mobile: Q&A With Kara Frame

NPR Video Producer Kara Frame got involved with live digital reporting when Facebook first launched its live video capabilities in 2016. Just a couple of years later,  Facebook reported that one in five videos were shot and shared live by the platform’s millions of daily users. Frame talks about lessons learned for NPR’s launch of live digital video including the tools her and the video team used to create high-quality segments and news stories with DSLR cameras.

WSJ Joins NYT In 2M Digital Subscribers Club

Newsrooms Rethinking Their Use Of Mugshots

Online mugshot galleries, where news organizations post rows of people who were arrested, once seemed like an easy moneymaker for struggling newsrooms: Each reader click to the next image translated to more page views and an opportunity for more advertising dollars. But faced with questions about the lasting impact of putting these photos on the internet, where they live forever, media outlets are increasingly doing away with the galleries of people on the worst days of their lives.

‘Vice News Tonight’ to Relaunch As Live Newscast

Vice is to relaunch its nightly news show, Vice News Tonight, in a new hour-long live format on March 4 on Vice TV. Vice has named TV news veteran Nikki Egan as executive producer of the newscast, which will air live, Monday through Thursday. Prior to Vice, Egan was at MSNBC for 17 years.

Reuters Uses AI For Automated Video Reports

AI is coming for journalism. But rather than simply being used to take jobs from writers, Reuters has now shown that it can enhance the scale and personalization of news in ways previously unimaginable. It has announced a prototype for a world first: a fully automated, yet presenter-led sports news summary system.

The Road To OTT: Is That Really A TV Story?

Innovative journalists are attracted to gadgets. With the chaos that became of the Iowa Caucuses, do you want to see a totally different view? Last fall, NBCUniversal’s TV station division announced the launch of LX as a “digital news brand and soon-to-launch over-the-air and streaming network.” Since then, LX’s team, including “visual storytellers” embedded at NBC stations in select markets are creating content that you won’t find beyond YouTube, LX.com and social media.

BuzzFeed News Ready For Life Without Ben Smith

Tegna’s Texas Stations to Livestream U.S. Senate Democratic Debate

KVUE, Tegna’s ABC affiliate in Austin, Texas (DMA 40), will host a live debate between the Texas Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. CT as part of KVUE’s Emmy-winning Vote Texas initiative. Partnering with KVUE to host and distribute the debate are The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit news organization that reports on […]

Tegna, NFL Network Now Share Reddit Content

The agreement will let Tegna’s stations source Reddit’s hyperlocal content for their news broadcasts and digital properties.

New York Times Raises Digital Subscription Price For First Time

ABC News To Stream 18 Hours A Day

ABC News’ streaming video news network is undergoing an overhaul of its programming strategy in an effort to differentiate it from all the other news content vying for viewers in an election year. By the end of 2020, producers of the service known as ABC News Live expect to stream each day 18 hours of live and original programming, a complete inversion of its current programming mix.

Richard Plepler And Josh Tyrangiel May Revive Their HBO Act For Apple

The Future Of BuzzFeed: Win Or LOL?

Revenue is up at the site founded by Jonah Peretti, who says he is “open” to being “part of a larger company” as a top editor departs.

Nets Set State Of The Union Streaming Plans

Media Cos. Emboldened Against Unionizing

Jessica Meiselman: Over the past few years employees at ViceG/O Media, the Huffington PostBuzzFeedSlateThe New Yorker, the LA Times, New York Media, and Vox Media, among many others, have decided to organize. Management responses have had this in common: their ultimate goal is to avert a union.

Former CNN Tech Correspondent Laurie Segall Joins 60 Minutes’ New Program On Quibi


CBS Launches CBSN Philly

It marks the newest expansion of major market local news streaming services from CBS and features local news content produced by KYW Philadelphia.

News Corp. Goes Live With Its Knewz Site To Fend Off Google

Should Journalists Sacrifice Their Right To Vote In Primaries To Keep Their Politics Private?

Xumo Adds NBC News Now To Streaming Lineup

Flipboard Launches Local News Initiative

Flipboard on Tuesday will announce a new “Local initiative” to gather regional sources and national stories of local interest to users in 23 North American metropolitan areas, including Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, Toronto and Dallas. Where Flipboard thinks it can be useful is to provide local communities with a curated mix of not just news, but also lifestyle information about local sports, dining, weather, real estate, transportation and more.

Vertical Video As A Tool For Reaching Younger Audiences

Editor Who Sharpened Daily News Is Picked To Revive Deadspin

NBC News Launches New Production Studio

NBC News is launching a new in-house production studio, called NBC News Studios, which will produce documentary and scripted programming geared toward “emerging platforms.” The new unit has deals to produce docs with Focus Features and scripted TV shows with Blumhouse Productions, to be based on Dateline segments.

ABC News To Up Live Programming On Streamer

The network said Thursday that it will hire some 50 new journalists, assign correspondents Linsey Davis and Tom Llamas to online leadership roles and increase the number of hours of live programming with the goal of becoming a round-the-clock service within a year. The rollout begins next month.

NBC Sky World News Plots Summer Launch

Trump Impeachment: A Quill-And-Ink Process Enters The Digital Age

WRAL Digital Launches All-New App Design

Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 27) today announced that its WRAL News app, “the first mobile app from a local U.S. TV station, has been completely rebuilt and redesigned to give users more control over the content that is most important to them.” The new app puts users in the driver’s seat […]


News, Sports, And Digital Content Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a sports director in Madison, Wis.; a news producer in Richmond, Va.; a digital content manager on Maryland’s Delmarva Peninsula; and an anchor/reporter in Wichita, Kan.

CNN Digital Producer Kelly Daniel Heads To NBC News To Run The Streaming Service’s Morning Show

Joint Sky & NBC News Channel Confirmed, Set To Rival CNN & Bloomberg

Comcast confirmed plans to launch a global news platform with Sky News at the launch of its highly anticipated streaming offering Peacock. Variety understands that the new channel will be a brand new service that exists independent of Sky News and NBC News, with bases likely to be set up in London and New York and a team of journalists around the world. The new venture, which is as yet untitled, could contend with the likes of CNN and Bloomberg.

Natasha Alford Upped At TheGrio Digital Network Platform

Entertainment Studios has named Natasha Alford the vice president of digital content for TheGrio digital network platform. In her new position, Alford will continue to be based at the Entertainment Studios offices in New York. Alford’s writing and on-air commentary has appeared on TheGrio for four years during her tenure as deputy editor, as well as numerous other outlets from The New […]