In South Bend, A TV-Newspaper News Partnership Takes Off

Gray-owned WNDU has partnered with the Gannett-owned South Bend Tribune to share content and collaborate on a wide array of reporting projects. The upshot has been a win-win for both outlets and the broader “Michiana” community, says the Tribune’s executive editor. Read a full report here in addition to the video above.

Gary Wordlaw Named WNDU South Bend News Director

The veteran journalist will oversee journalism at Gray Television’s NBC affiliate.

National Black News Channel Makes Debut

The goal of the cable network that debuted Feb. 10 is to reach black audiences with stories that give a broader perspective about their community than what other networks provide. “We are more than athletes and entertainers, and on the hard news side, we’re more than crime,” said former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts, BNC’s chairman.

Black News Channel Launches Today

Gary Worldlaw, BNC’s vice president of news: “At 6 a.m. on February the 10th, we’re going to give the nation a look at the black community that has not been seen on any other network. Our mission is to illuminate and to tell the truth. We’re not partisan. We’re not political. We’re journalists. And we want to give good stories from the peoples’ perspective. We should be the peoples’ network.”


NewsTECHForum | Wordlaw: ‘Why Not Us And Why Not Now?’

Gary Wordlaw, the local TV news veteran who has been tapped to oversee all content for the new Black News Channel, says the new service will strive to “just tell the truth, report the facts of the story.” (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)


Black News Channel’s Wordlaw On Tap For NTF

Gary Wordlaw, VP of news and programming at the soon-to-launch Black News Channel cable network, will discuss the new venture in the keynote interview at TVNewsCheck’s seventh annual NewsTECHForum in December.

RTNDA Elects 10 Board Members