The ABC owned-and-operated station has the largest like/follower count across both Facebook (344K) and Twitter (78K) of any TV station in the country and the first time any TV station tops both the Facebook and Twitter list.
TV stations are increasingly turning to companies like Beat the Traffic, Radiate Media and Metro Traffic to give commuters more precise and timely information through on-air maps, charts and alternative routes. And they’re also delivering the information online and directly to viewers via mobile apps and email alerts. This is the last of four articles that are appearing this week and that collectively constitute a TVNewsCheck Special Report on Traffic Reporting.
Growing morning commutes and earlier newscasts have given traffic reporting a new importance, not only on-air. And as traffic information from alternative sources grows, TV stations are working to remain the top destination for traffic news. They are developing new ways of tracking traffic in real time and are also delivering the information to commuters through email, social media and mobile devices. This is the third of four articles that will appear this week and that collectively constitute a TVNewsCheck Special Report on Traffic Reporting.
In the City of Angels, it’s the usual players — main daily the Los Angeles Times and the top TV stations — that dominate the local online media landscape. And while AOL’s Patch has made its presence felt, few other indie sites have had any impact in L.A.
Tumblr is a relatively unexplored world for media organizations — especially in television — but there’s a new TV station giving Tumblr a try. KABC just debuted this Tumblr a few days ago with the goal to provide “insight to the newsroom and give you the latest Southern California news.”