TVN Tech | AI Tools Bolster Case For Enabling Comments

Broadcasters have largely steered away from enabling audience commenting on their digital platforms, but emerging AI moderation tools and a business case for fostering engagement via comments may prompt some to reassess.

LMA Hires Newsroom Innovator Frank Mungeam

The former Tegna executive will serve as the organization’s chief innovation officer starting Sept. 8.


Depth Will Add Value To Local TV News

ASU Cronkite Professor Frank Mungeam, a Tegna vet, says doubling the length of the typical daily news stories will give them a longer tail on digital platforms.


To Win At OTT, Think Programming

ASU’s Frank Mungeam: TV stations “can have all kinds of great delivery, and the technology can get better, but it could expose the weakness of our underlying content. We have to start by working backwards from the audience, understanding what this new ecosystem is and the quality of some of the programming that we’re competing with on Netflix and Hulu.” (Photo: Jill Altmann)


Local TV News Is Best Hope To Save Democracy

Frank Mungeam: It’s hard to find reason to be optimistic about the health of our information ecosystem. It might be even harder to believe me when I say: Local TV news is our best chance. Yes, the same stations that critics dismiss for serving up car crashes, house fires and mug shots, perky morning teams and goofy weathercasters, could also be our best hope for rejuvenating journalism. Here are three macro trends that explain why.


Local OTT Pioneers To Share Best Practices

At TVNewsCheck’s annual NewsTECHForum on Dec. 11 in New York, Michael Depp will moderate a discussion among four broadcast experts on how to make the most of OTT content, tech and monetization.

Tegna Digital Audiences VP Joins Cronkite School


Stations Press Ahead With Social Platforms

Major groups keep experimenting, looking to find the best ways to use Facebook and YouTube, both to expand their brands and eventually generate some revenue.

Digital Chiefs Will Tackle Multiplatform Production At NewsTECHForum 2017

Catherine BadalamenteJoe FiveashAnthony KatsurFrank MungeamDigital executives from Nexstar, Tegna, Graham Media and Raycom will discuss the challenges of integrating digital news production and distribution into traditional television newsroom workflow at the sixth annual NewsTECHForum conference in New York on Dec. 11-12.


KGW Ups Frank Mungeam To Digital Media Director