What Does It Mean To Be A Newsroom Ally?

Why Is WUPA Atlanta Hiring 2 Reporters When It Has No News Operation?

WFTV’s Martie Salt Talks Retirement Plans

All Aboard! KNTV Investigates San Fran’s Dangerous Trains

DuPont-Columbia Award Winners Unveiled

Four television are among the 16 winners honored for focusing on timely issues such as immigration, political corruption and abuse of power, especially as it relates to sexual assault.

WMAQ’s Siafa Lewis Breaks Out Of Sports Box

KMSP Focuses On Minnesota’s Farming Crisis

Tom Lyden, a KMSP Minneapolis reporter, has spent the past 10 months investigating the crisis facing Minnesota farmers, which culminated in a primetime, hour-long special entitled, Fox 9 Presents, The Last Harvest.

WFSB Mourns Sudden Loss Of Longtime Anchor Denise D’Ascenzo

Meteorologist Tammie Souza Out At WCAU

WEEK Meteorologist Collins Signs Contract Extension

Chuck Collins, Chief Meteorologist for the past 10 years at Quincy Media’s NBC affiliate WEEK Peoria-Bloomington, Ill. (DMA 120), has signed a contract extension to keep him on 25 News until 2024. “We are very happy to have Chuck Collins on the team for many years to come”, said Lon Lucas, News Director of 25 […]

Q&A WITH MIKE REED & PAUL BASCOBERT

Gannett: Reporting Jobs Will Be Last To Be Cut

Executives of the newly merged Gannett, which was purchased by GateHouse, have said that while they plan major cost cuts, they hope to protect reporting jobs. Gannett CEO Mike Reed and the head of its new operating unit, Paul Bascobert, talk about their plans.

NBC’s Visual Storytellers Leave The Past Behind

Meagan Harris, news director at NBC’s owned stations LX: “The millennial and the younger-generation audience is really different from the traditional audience that’s been watching the news for a long time. So LX is an avenue where we can throw any rule out the window and innovate without the risk of losing our core [local TV] audience.”

Reporter Marcus Espinoza Joins WTXF Philadelphia

Fox-owned WTXF Philadelphia (DMA 4) has appointed Marcus Espinoza general assignment reporter. Beginning Jan. 6, Espinoza will report for various station newscasts. Most recently, Espinoza was a weekend anchor and reporter for KHQA Quincy, Ill. Before that, he was an MMJ and reporter at WNWO Toledo, Ohio. Espinoza said: “The ‘We Go There’ philosophy attracted me […]

WKYC To Debut ‘What’s New’ With Jay Crawford And Betsy Kling

Most Voters Name TV As Primary News Source

A new Hill-HarrisX poll found that TV is still the most widely used news platform among Americans, despite the rise of the internet and social media. The survey released on Thursday showed that 53% of registered voters across the United States named TV as their primary source for news.

Two TV Newsrooms Selected For Free Total Newsroom Training

Ten newsrooms have been chosen to receive custom watchdog training in the coming year through Investigative Reporters & Editor’s Total Newsroom Training program (TNT), with two television stations among them — WCSC Charleston, S.C., and WSAW-WZAW Wausau, Wis., both owned by Gray Television. TNT provides two days of intensive, in-house training for small and medium-size newsrooms dedicated […]

Graham’s WDIV Goes All Things Hoffa For Podcast

WXIX Cincinnati Expands Early Evening News, Adds Chris Riva

DMA 24: PITTSBURGH

Ryan Houston Joining WPXI News In Pittsburgh

DMA 18: ORLANDO, FL

WFTV News Director Matt Parcell To Retire

Matt Parcell, who has been news director at Cox’s WFTV Orlando, Fla., since August 2012, announced Wednesday that he will retire. Parcell made his announcement at a station meeting. The ABC affiliate will seek a replacement by posting the job, and Parcell will stay until the new news director arrives. Parcell estimated that he could leave in mid-January.

KABC Chopper Struck By Drone, Lands

KABC’s AIR7 HD helicopter was struck midair by an object, believed to be a drone, while flying over downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and had to make a precautionary landing.

Cindy Bernal Named KULX News Anchor

Telemundo’s KULX Salt Lake City (DMA 30) has appointed Cindy Bernal news anchor for the station’s weekday 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Beginning Dec. 16, Bernal will join weather anchor Lorena Lim, Sports anchor Enrique Corona and reporter Rudy Nieves. Bernal joins KULX after two years at Telemundo’s WNEU Boston where she was a reporter […]

Julie Mehegan Named Managing Editor Of WCVB’s ‘Chronicle’

Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 9) today appointed Julie Mehegan managing editor of WCVB’s weekday Chronicle news magazine. Mehegan’s appointment is effective at year-end when current managing editor, Nneka Nwosu Faison, takes over as the program’s executive producer. Faison is replacing current EP, Chris Stirling, when he retires after 35 years at Chronicle. “With more than […]

Scripps Stations Join Report For America Effort

Five stations owned by The E.W. Scripps Co. have been selected as 2020 Report for America (RFA) newsrooms and will host journalists to cover critically important beats in their communities as part of Scripps’ enterprise journalism content strategy. This announcement follows news last week that The Associated Press is adding statehouse reporters in 13 states as part of […]

Police Plant Misinformation In The Press

The very concept of a “justified” killing — in police terminology, a “good shoot” — betrays the paradox inherent in police communications: A police department exists to protect the public and to protect itself, but can it ever really do both? In relaying information about a crime in which an officer may have been at fault, brand management becomes a priority. Victims — who more often than not are black — have long listened to police with skepticism, expecting misinformation about themselves and their communities. Journalists have struggled to tell the whole story.

Martie Salt: WFTV’s ‘Tremendous Asset’ Says Goodbye

Boston Meteorologists Reveal The Most Common Viewer Complaints — And Why They’re Unwarranted

TVN’S SOCIAL MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS

WJLA’s Patrickis Masters Facebook Profile Videos

Caroline Patrickis, digital reporter for Sinclair’s WJLA Washington, is the winner of TVNewsCheck’s Social Media Excellence Award for media talent. Her uncanny knack for capturing moving and meaningful stories in short Facebook videos has led to millions of shares.

THE PRICE POINT

The Price Point | Stations Are Not Afraid Of Investigative News

Hank Price: “With the unfortunate demise of print, leading television groups are making an even stronger commitment to local investigations. They are doing this with a full understanding of the financial costs. Why? Because they are in the journalism business. That means putting the well-being of the communities they serve first, no matter the cost or political pressure.”

Jorge Estevez Joins WSB’s Anchor Desk

WFTV Orlando Dominates Nov. Before 2 Anchors Depart

WCPO Revisits The Who Concert That Killed 11

TVN’S SOCIAL MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS

On Facebook, KABC Focuses On Essentials

The Los Angeles ABC Owned Television Station, winner of TVNewsCheck’s Social Media Excellence Award for large market stations, aims to “dial in to the information people are going to need” on Facebook. Its high engagement there reflects efforts to connect with the market’s sizeable Hispanic viewership and its deft management of topic-specific Facebook Groups.

DMA 10: ATLANTA

WATL Atlanta Launching Primetime Newscast

The Tegna-owned MNT affiliate WATL Atlanta (DMA 10) will debut news in primetime today from co-owned NBC affiliate WXIA. 11Alive News: Primetime will air from 8 to 10 p.m.

Jennifer Lee To Join WBND Morning News

Weigel Broadcasting Co.’s ABC affiliate WBND South Bend, Ind. (DMA 98), has appointed Jennifer Lee an anchor with Vahid Sadrzadeh and Meteorologist Emily Kennedy on its morning news. Most recently, Lee was the morning anchor at KREX Grand Junction, Colo. Lee grew up on the East Coast and received her master’s degree from the Medill […]

DMA 20: SACRAMENTO, CA

KTXL Sacramento Expands Its Local News

Following its acquisition of KTXL, Nexstar Will Launch Fox40 News at 7 PM, the market’s only local 7 p.m. newscast.

WRAL Partners With Fact Check Site PolitiFact

Anchor Perry Schaible Leaving WKRC News

TVN’S SOCIAL MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS

KKTV Builds Facebook Loyalty With Content

The Gray-owned, Colorado Springs CBS affiliate is this year’s Social Media Excellence Award winner for small-medium markets. Its robust audience has grown around the station’s commitment to a steady stream of locally important content there.

WFTV Anchor Jorge Estevez Heads North