MARKET SHARE | DMA 3: CHICAGO

WFLD Editorial Reaches 1 Million On Facebook

Editorials Offer Conduit To News Audiences

MARKET SHARE (DMA 10: ATLANTA)

WGCL Editorial Ponders Real Vs. Fake News

OPEN MIKE BY BILL LAMB

TV Needs More Station Editorials, Not Fewer

Bill Lamb, GM of WDRB Louisville, Ky.: “Some general managers don’t like to do editorials because they feel it could cost them viewers or advertisers. My experience has been that both objections are myths. Editorials have given viewers a unique reason to get their news from us rather than another station, so it is a value-add.”

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR BY JORDAN WERTLIEB

Stations Should Editorialize, Not Just Inform

Hearst Television’s Jordan Wertlieb: “Now, more than ever, stations should editorialize and put an added focus and spotlight on the issues that touch their local communities. Editorials highlight community leaders and heroes; hold elected officials accountable; seek to underscore important investigations and truths; and call for legislative changes that better the lives of the viewers they serve.

 

WNYW GM Calls NYC Mayor ‘A Slacker’

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WFLD GM Dennis Walsh Offers Editorial On Mayor

COMMENTARY BY DUANE DUDEK

Once, Stations Took A Stand During The News

Not long ago, before Fox News Channel and MSNBC wore partisanship on their sleeves, editorial commentary staking out positions on issues of the day regularly aired during local television newscasts around the country.

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

Where Have All The Editorials Gone?

Once a fairly common feature at TV stations, on-air editorial opinions are now very much an endangered species. However, there are still a number of local news operations that recognize the value — and power — of them to be a positive force in their communities.