Scripps ABC affiliate KNXV Phoenix is expanding its social reach with an unusual partnership with Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a multimedia writer/editor/producer for the Scripps station in Phoenix.
How is Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KNXV able to dominate the Phoenix market on Facebook by more than 2.5 million actions? It says its success is due to a focus on positive, local stories, a complete station effort to listen to what its users want, inventive use of Facebook Live and a marketing team that is digitally savvy.
They are KNXV Phoenix (Scripps), KARE Minneapolis (Tegna), KHOU Houston (Tegna), KNTV San Francisco (NBC) and WITI Milwaukee (Tribune). Also winning awards are ABC News, CBS News and PBS, plus Netflix, HBO and National Geographic Networks. The awards will be presented on Jan. 16, 2018.
Anticipating FCC authorization of the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard on Thursday, the consortium of leading station groups is planning to set up experimental 3.0 station next spring to explore service enhancement and business opportunities. The project will also include creatng a “lighthouse” station to continue regular digital service to existing sets. Joining Pearl (Cox Media, E.W. Scripps, Graham, Hearst, Meredith, Nexstar, Raycom and Tegna) in the effort will be Fox, NBCUniversal and Univision.
Scripps-owned Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV was the social leader for the market according to data from Share Rocket.
When asked about rumors of layoffs at the company’s Phoenix ABC affiliate, a Scripps spokesperson said the group is “restructuring some positions and eliminating others in an on-going effort to meet the needs of our Phoenix audiences. New jobs also will be created.”
The Scripps ABC affiliate in Phoenix promotes its director of new media to oversee all its cross-platform news operations.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled nominations for the 35th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.Regional nominees are WTHR, WFAA, WISN, KXTX, WNBC, KING, KNXV and KXAS. PBS led networks with 43 nominations followed by CBS with 42. The awards will be presented Sept. 30 during a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center.
This year’s Peabody Award winners included efforts by four stations. This week, we look at two of them: Investigating the Fire, the KMGH Denver report that showed how a controlled burn in Colorado turned deadly, and KNXV Phoenix’s Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect, which led to the recall of 700,000 SUVs.
Those four stations took home the prestigious awards presented annually by University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication for the best in electronic media. Other honorees include CBS, ABC and PBS with two awards each, while HBO was the most honored with five citations.
He joins the Scripps ABC affiliate in Phoenix in January from KING-KONG Seattle where he is station manager.
With a towering 3 million-plus uniques in October, Gannett’s carefully nurtured online operation, which combines the efforts of its NBC affiliate KPNX and its Arizona Republic, swamps its nearest competitors, MyFoxPhoenix.com and Scripps’ ABC15.com. Along with winning in audience, AZCentral now generates 20% of Gannett’s total revenues in the sprawling Phoenix DMA.
The president-GM of KXTV Sacramento, Calif., moves to Phoenix to succeed the retiring Janice Todd as head of the ABC affiliate.
Bill Bellis has joined Fox O&O WFLD Chicago (DMA 3) as chief meteorologist. Bellis will provide weather reports for the station’s weekday newscast, Fox Chicago News at 9 p.m. He is scheduled to make his first on-air appearance Wednesday, Feb. 23. Bellis comes to WFLD from KNXV Phoenix, where he was chief meteorologist for eight […]