TV stations are still hiring during the pandemic, but HR executives say they’ve had to get creative in their largely virtual environments, turning to social media and marketing tools to fill key positions, particularly account executives, producers and executive producers.
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.
Graham Media Group has appointed Caroline Chambers as its first senior director, diversity and inclusion, effective Nov. 2. Most recently, Chambers was the vice president, national director of diversity initiatives for Comerica Bank. In that role, she was responsible for internal and external diversity program management including market segment business development teams, employee resource network […]
Executives from Fox News and Graham Media say they’ll rely heavily on IP contribution, cloud editing systems and other remote production tools in their coverage of the 2020 election, and they’re also ready to settle in for the long haul if final results aren’t confirmed for days, if not weeks, after Nov. 3.
Leaders of television’s news and technology community will talk about how technology can facilitate coverage of the 2020 election season during a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar set for Thursday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. ET. Speakers are (top, l-r): Alan Komissaroff, SVP news and politics, Fox News Channel; Tony Plosz, SVP and CTO, Graham Media Group; Bogdan Frusina, founder, Dejero and (below, right: Stephane Guez, founder and CTO, Dalet Digital Media Systems; and, left, Glen Dickson, contributing editor of TVNewsCheck, who is moderating the event. Register here.
TV salespeople have been working from home since March, but the technology necessary for the entire sales workflow to be cloud-based is still developing. Both WideOrbit and Imagine Communications are transitioning existing products to the cloud and developing new cloud-based software.
Zeus Technology, The Washington Post’s revenue performance platform, will license Zeus Performance to Graham Media Group. With television stations in Houston; Detroit; Roanoke, Va.; San Antonio, Texas; Orlando; and Jacksonville, Fla., Graham becomes the platform’s first broadcast customer. Zeus now has grown to nearly 60 sites in the U.S. “Local publishers using Zeus continue to see significant increases […]
Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Media Group, is holding the line against layoffs, furloughs or salary cuts, but still sees a rocky second quarter unfolding. She says being communicative and honest with employees has been the most essential part of managing through an unprecedented crisis.
Graham Media Group President and CEO Emily Barr credits local GMs, news directors and sales leaders with spinning up creative and inspiring efforts to pull their markets through the crisis.
The increase to $115.4 million is pegged to increases in both political advertising and retransmission consent revenues, but Graham notes that company-wide it was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and warned that the virus is expected to “negatively impact advertising revenue and the operating results at the television broadcasting division for the remainder of 2020.”
The former Dispatch Broadcast Group digital and sales executive is picked to fill the station group’s new position of senior director, brand agency and sales strategy.
Graham Media Group says the move “will provide a common audience-measurement currency across all platforms which simplifies the assessment of cross-platform media campaigns.”
He joins the station group from NBCU’s WCAU-WWSI Philadelphia. CEO Emily Barr said: “Tony’s deep knowledge of both IT infrastructure and broadcast operations and engineering will be invaluable to Graham Media Group.”
Both Graham and Nexstar have openings in their respective corporate headquarters in Chicago and Dallas for a chief technology officer and a senior vice president of local content development.
The station group adds chief innovation officer to Catherine Badalamente’s title of vice president. Said Graham CEO Emily Barr: “Under Catherine’s leadership, the Graham Digital team has nurtured and developed our web and mobile sites, overseen the growth of significant digital revenue and developed industry-leading applications and have been recognized by a slew of industry experts.”
Crafting the right strategy for each service is crucial, broadcast executives say at TVNewsCheck’s OTT News Summit.
The agreement provides access to nielsen currency and consumer behavior data across Graham’s local TV market footprint.
Security executives from Tegna Media, Graham Media, KQED San Francisco and Sinclair Broadcast Group will share their list of the 10 best security practices for broadcasters at TVNewsCheck’s annual Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat next month.
Each session of Graham Media’s leadership development program, which is held every other year, covers the entire employment process including hiring, orientation, goal-setting and job expectations, performance management, performance improvement and termination. The program delves into basic principles for interactions with colleagues. It also teaches future leaders about employment laws pertaining to discrimination and harassment.
She is responsible for all aspects of the company’s finance and business operations. She was promoted to corporate after serving as business manager for the group’s WJXT-WCWJ duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla.,
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.
2016 Revenue: $312.5 million Stations: 7 in 6 markets Coverage: 6.6% Ownership: Graham Holdings Co. (NYSE: GHC) Key Executives: Timothy J. O’Shaughnessy, president-CEO, Graham Holdings Co.; Emily L. Barr, president-CEO, Graham Media Group; Michael Englehaupt, VP-CTO; Catherine Badalamente, VP digital media. What’s Up: Katherine Fuller, research director at the group’s KPRC Houston, was promoted to VP to lead research at all […]
The station group promotes her from its KPRC Houston to lead research at all seven stations and digital platforms.
The increase to $96.5 million comes primarily from an increase in retrans money by $5.3 million.
16. GRAHAM MEDIA GROUP, Washington 2015 Revenue: $264.1 million Stations: 5 in 5 markets Coverage: 6.4% Ownership: Graham Holdings Co. (NYSE: GHC) Key Executives: Timothy J. O’Shaughnessy, president-CEO, Graham Holdings Co.; Emily L. Barr, president-CEO, Graham Media Group. What’s Up: Last November, Timothy O’Shaughnessy was promoted to president-CEO of Graham Media parent, Graham Holdings, succeeding Donald E. Graham who had […]
The increase to $92 million comes primarily from higher political ad revenue and more retrans money.
Heidi Schmid Whiting joins the station group from the law offices of Cinnamon Mueller to succeed John Ronayne who is retiring.
The station owner extends the deadline, citing “substantial progress” in talks with the satellite carrier.
The Graham Media-owned stations have issued press releases saying they are scheduled to be pulled from the satellite service on July 22 unless a carriage deal can be reached.
Graham Media Group has acquired SocialNewsDesk, a creator and provider of social media management tools for newsrooms and media organizations. The company’s next new product will be the release of SND On Air, which will allow TV stations to curate, style and broadcast social content.
The boost to $87.4 million is driven by political advertising dollars and increased retransmission consent revenue.
The boost to $88.3 million is driven by political advertising dollars and increased retransmission consent revenue.