Forward-looking station groups including Gray Television, E.W. Scripps and Graham Media are forming internal policy groups to tackle the challenges that will come with adopting generative AI in their newsrooms.
WKMG Orlando, Fla., and other Graham Media stations believe news coverage that provides evidence-based solutions to community problems is a way to keep themselves relevant to viewers.
Leaders from Gray Television, Graham Media Group, Morgan Murphy Media and Ticker in a TV2025 panel this week shared how they’re already experimenting with using generative AI in news production and the guardrails they’re developing around its use.
Top executives from Sinclair, Graham Media Group and Allen Media Broadcasting will offer their outlook on their multimedia future, AI’s industry-transforming power, weathering economic headwinds and much more in TVNewsCheck’s centerpiece annual panel at TV2025: Monetizing the Future conference at the NAB Show New York on Oct. 25. Register here.
Technology executives from Paramount Global, Sinclair, Graham Media, Grass Valley and swXtch.io told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week improvements in cloud playout software are enabling wholesale shifts in networks’ and stations’ architecture. But getting a fix on the cost of launching cloud playout remains frustratingly elusive.
Executives from Paramount, Sinclair, Graham Media, Grass Valley and swXtch.io will discuss advances in linear playout for live sports and news in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar on July 20. Register here.
Graham Media’s Solutionaries is an experiment to grow a YouTube channel from zero based on solutions-based journalism. So far, so good. Overall views on Solutionaries’ YouTube channel are at 1.6 million.
New platforms from Matrix, Operative and WideOrbit aim to make local broadcast competitive with digital. Note: This story, originally published for TVNewsCheck Premium members only, is now available to everyone thanks to a sponsorship by Revenue Analytics.
ATSC 3.0 has hit a sludgy stretch of path toward its end goal of broad U.S. adoption and providing new content services. It will take many hands — a potential FCC task force, station group cooperation and an elongated pipeline for receivers included — to get the standard’s implementation flying again.
Solutions journalism, which presents news consumers with constructive responses to problems, has been gaining traction among station groups including Graham, Gray, Nexstar, Hearst, ABC and CBS. Viewers once put off by relentlessly negative reporting are tuning back in for it.
Executives from CBS, NBCU, CBC, Magid and Graham Media discussed the pros and cons of gathering and using data to attract and retain viewers during TVNewsCheck’s TV2025 last week at NAB New York. Above, l-r: Graham Media’s Dustin Block, Voice Interaction’s Joao Neto, Magid’s Bill Hague, MNCU’ Shawn Makhijhani, CBC’s Roma Kojima and CBS’s Radha Subramanyam.
With NBC considering giving its final hour of primetime back to affiliates, many station groups are thinking about how to take best advantage of any additional time. L-r: Chris Ripley, Valari Staab, Jordan Wertlieb and Catherine Badalamente (Alyssa Wesley photo)
Graham Media Group on Wednesday promoted Ashley Parker to vice president and general manager of KSAT, its ABC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas, effective Oct. 1. Parker replaces Phil Lane, […]
Station owner Graham Media has joined the opposition to Standard General’s acquisition of Tegna, filing a petition against the deal with the FCC on Wednesday that focuses on the effect the transaction would have on the Jacksonville, Fla., TV market.
While issues such as attribution, addressability and automation remain challenging, multimedia spot television campaigns are still about relationships and results, leaders from E.W. Scripps, Graham Media, Nexstar, dentsu X and Compulse told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week.
Matrix Solutions, a provider of global media revenue management technology, today rolled out the next-phase development of its Media Sales Gateway with investment and expertise from partnerships with Gray Television, CoxReps, Graham Media, […]
Graham Media Group President and CEO Emily Barr talks about her outlook for the upcoming convention.
To be sure, Houston is in a good place these days. The oil industry that fuels the local economy is on solid footing and the region for years has worked to diversify its business portfolio, with the likes of health care, aerospace and the legal profession growing. And the competition among stations for news audiences is robust. ABC owns KTRK and Graham Media has NBC affiliate KPRC. Fox owns KRIV-KTXH, and Tegna has CBS outlet KHOU. Univision owns KXLN and Telemundo holds KTMD.
The original idea for WKMG Orlando’s Solutionaries was to create what Graham Media describes as a “digital newscast” focused on people who are “making a difference” by implementing solutions to critical social issues. The proposal came from the Graham digital team, which incubated it at Table Stakes, the challenge-based innovation program at the Cronkite School that’s supported by the same Knight Foundation grant that funds our work here at the News Lab.
Graham Media Group moves her from news director at WRTV Indianapolis to oversee its Jacksonville, Fla., duopoly.
Digital leaders from Tegna, ABC Owned Television Stations, Graham Media and Allen Media told a TVNewsCheck webinar audience last week that OTT has opened a wealth of content opportunities to connect with new audiences, while the industry is also getting better at using first-party data to deepen audience ties and boost revenue.
“We wanted to further our Juneteenth efforts this year by creating opportunities for learning and outreach that support the cause of combatting injustice and racism,” says Emily Barr, Graham Media’s president.
Graham Media Group promoted Jane Marshall to deputy general counsel. Marshall joined the company in 2006 and was promoted to associate general counsel in 2013. Marshall provides counseling and advice […]
TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Jonathan Beard, director of digital product development at Graham Media Group, about the group’s multi-app strategy in its markets, its “choose your view” livestream video innovations and mobile’s monetization prospects.
Here are the complete videos and story links for TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum, featuring a keynote interview with veteran news producer David Bohrman and news and technology leaders from ABC News, Hearst, Tegna, NBCU Owned Television Stations, CBS Owned Stations, ABC Owned Stations, Gray Television, Graham Media, Sinclair, E.W. Scripps, Meredith, BBC, AJ+ and more.
Executives from NBCU Owned Stations, CBS Television Stations, Graham Media, SmithGeiger and the Local Media Association envision a future for TV news in two years’ time that is more inclusive in its coverage and among its decision makers, holding on to the heightened sense of relevance it struck with viewers in the pandemic. “It’s incumbent on news departments not just to serve facts, but relevance, perspective and helpfulness,” said CBS’s David Friend at last week’s NewsTECHForum.
Trends driven by the pandemic are likely to persist into 2021 and beyond, while transitions to IP infrastructures will accelerate and aging on-prem infrastructure will give way to increased reliance on the cloud. NextGen TV will also likely pick up speed after COVID’s cooling effect on its rollout this year.
News and technology executives from Fox Television Stations, Graham Media, Gray Television, Avid and Latakoo have embraced new technologies and workflows in a year of huge stories and largely remote production. They’re going to need to maintain that embrace while producing even more content in 2021, they said at a TVNewsCheck webinar last week.
A pair of TV station GMs will join the head of news services for Gray Media Group and two technology experts to examine how local TV news organizations are contending with growing demand for local news in an increasingly competitive media ecosystem. Set for Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. ET, the webinar will feature speakers (clockwise from left): Bob Ellis, VP-GM, WJXT-WCWJ Jacksonville, Fla.; Lew Leone, SVP-GM, WNYW-WWOR New York; James Finch, director of news services at Gray Television; Craig Wilson, product evangelist for broadcast and media enterprise at Avid; moderator Glen Dickson, contributing editor, TVNewsCheck; and Paul Adrian, CEO and co-founder of Latakoo. Register here.
Broadcasters must hold public officials accountable, Graham Media CEO Emily Barr tells TVB conference attendees, and diversify station ranks from the bottom to the top.
Executives from NBC LX, CBS Local Digital, Graham Media and Fox Television Stations say the pandemic, protests and other dramatic news developments this year have spawned creative programming decisions, along with innovative new remote workflows to realize it.
Broadcasters, including CBS, E.W. Scripps, Hearst, Tegna and Graham Media, are bolstering their fact-checking operations as the 2020 election looms closer, partnering with outside groups like Politifact, FactCheck.org and First Draft to ensure their own trustworthiness with local viewers.
Jerry Martin, Graham Media-owned KPRC’s wry VP and GM in Houston, has a reluctant pragmatist’s approach to his station’s coronavirus pivot: “Keep playing the game like it’s going to get worse.” (Al Torres Photography)
Graham Media’s SVP and Chief Innovation Officer Catherine Badalamente is pivoting quickly to deal with the new realities of coronavirus-era broadcasting, but she saw disruption on the horizon before that. She says digital platforms like OTT and NextGen TV offer some of the best hedges against future disruption, if only legacy salespeople can finally get on side.
With the streaming-only The News At 9, Graham-owned KSAT in San Antonio is playing with the boundaries of a traditional newscast, blowing open the time constraints of traditional packages and going bold with deep dives and different presentation formats.
Tegna, Tribune, Scripps, Fox and Graham are among a growing number of TV broadcasters who are exploring adding audio content and advertising platforms. A study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers puts podcast ad revenues at $313.9 million in 2017, and projects that it will more than double, to $659 million, by next year.
On Feb. 23, Graham Holdings Co. reported third quarter earnings that included revenue from its television broadcasting division, Graham Media Group, of $130 million, an increase of 28% from $101.3 […]
TV stations are arming themselves with software that allows them to slice and dice social media to gauge audience interest in stories, share viewer feedback and even predict what stories will become larger issues in the future. Other software speeds social integration into newscasts.