NEWSTECHFORUM 2021

Remote Production Yields Many Upsides For News Storytelling, Workflows

Executives from ABC News, Fox Owned Stations, Newsday and Avid said at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum last week that remote production necessities have made an indelible impact on their editorial workflows, from more efficient meetings on Zoom to production agility that will stay with them long after COVID abates.

NEWSTECHFORUM 2021

Flexibility, Agility: News Production’s New Bywords

Executives from ABC News, Fox Owned Stations, WCBS New York, News 12 and FX Design Group took the measure of remote production’s changes on the industry in a NewsTECHForum panel this week. While traditional studio and field reporting are returning, permanent workflow adjustments are also settling in. Above (l-r): Glen Dickson, Jacques Natz, Fabian Westerwelle, Peter McGowan, Mack McLaughlin and Erik Smith.

NEWSTECHFORUM 2021

Connected World Speeds Up News Reinvention

Executives and on-air talent from Newsy, Hearst, Fox Owned Stations, Tegna and NBCUniversal Local say the proliferation of digital distribution channels has dramatically accelerated the shape of the news product. The upsides, they say, are many.

Talking TV: Fox Duopoly Rebrands In Seattle

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Sheila Oliver, SVP and GM of Fox Owned Stations’ Seattle duopoly, about rebooting and rebranding during the challenging conditions of pandemic remote work.

Kelly Huffman Named VP, News Director At Fox’s Minneapolis Duopoly

Huffman’s promotion from assistant news director to VP and news director is effective immediately. He has been with the duopoly since July 2002.

How To Build And Expand Streaming News Audiences

A panel at TVNewsCheck’s June 9 virtual conference, Streaming News 2021, will explore strategies for OTT audience development with executives from Gray Television, CBS News Digital, Fox Television Stations and KSL Salt Lake City. Register here.

TVN VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Streaming News 2021: Optimizing Audience, Rev

A TVNewsCheck virtual conference on June 9 will explore strategies for building audiences and monetizing on streaming services featuring executives from CBS News Digital, Fox Owned Stations, Gray Television, E.W. Scripps, CBC, Cox Media Group, Disney/ABC and KSL Salt Lake City. Register here.

TVN FOCUS ON JOURNALISM

TVN Focus On Journalism | Collaboration Lessons For A Post-Pandemic World

Newsrooms see a “better normal” in terms of collaboration on the other side of COVID-19. Leaders from E.W. Scripps, Tegna, Fox Owned Stations and the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism says remote pandemic projects between universities, stations and even different station groups have revealed new efficiencies in communication and technological fluency that will carry forward.

TVN FOCUS ON PODCASTING

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.

Brian Quinn Named VP, Gen. Sales Mgr. For Fox D.C. Duopoly

Brian Quinn has been named VP and general sales manager for WTTG FOX 5 DC and WDCA Fox 5 Plus, said WTTG/WDCA VP and GM Patrick Paolini Monday.  Quinn will begin Nov. 4. He replaces Mike Lewis, who was named VP and GM of WJZY/WMYT, the Fox-owned duopoly in Charlotte. “Brian’s depth of knowledge and […]

McClain Named GM Of Fox Orlando Duopoly

Mike McClain is the new VP and GM of the Fox duopoly in Orlando, including WOFL Fox 35, WRBW My65, and WOGX Fox 51 in Gainesville, the company said Monday. McClain most recently served as VP and GM of Fox’s Charlotte duopoly.