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