There are good reactive reasons to experiment with the traditional newscast structure. But there’s also a big proactive reason: As linear viewing shifts from live to on-demand, consumers will increasingly choose when they watch, what they watch and how/where they watch. In that future media landscape (that is already here for some), the key “unit” of news may well be the story, rather than the show. That’s what led the ASU Cronkite School of Journalism to produce a special “Storytellers” edition of its 5 p.m. Cronkite News. The outcome was a newscast without anchors. Its method? Put the focus on the stories, and the storytellers. Here’s how it did it.
Gray Television’s CBS affiliate WDBJ Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va. (DMA 68), is adding an additional half-hour newscast each weekday at 5:30 p.m. beginning April 1. “The additional half-hour creates a market-exclusive seamless afternoon/early evening block of local news weekdays beginning at 4 p.m. with [email protected] and running up until 6:30 p.m.,” the station said, adding that with […]
Premieres in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin are the latest in a series of local-focused moves, including TV news investments from New York to California, expansion of digital, radio and live events businesses and more.
If your station has rows and racks and piles of old videotapes, you have a storage expense that you can turn into an asset. The reasons to digitize archived news videotape are based on value, the score that businesses use in deciding to act. So where’s the potential value in digitizing the videotape library? There are at least eight great reasons, including providing valuable legacy content for both on air and online.
Beginning Sunday, Dec. 4, the Cox CBS affiliate in Seattle is adding another 30 minutes to its Sunday 11 p.m. newscast.
Bonten Media’s ABC affiliate will debut the new broadcast on Aug. 15. Brian North and Jaime McCutcheon will anchor.
KYTV, the Schurz-owned NBC affiliate in Springfield, Mo., will begin producing newscasts at 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. for its The Ozarks CW (low-ower K15CZ), beginning Aug. 22.
The Fox affiliate in Augusta, Ga., has been using WJBF to supply the content for its 10 p.m. newscast, but that will go to an in-house operation on Oct. 1, says station manager Barry Barth. “We’re building out a newsroom right now,”
The Boston Fox O&O FOX 25 announced today that effective March 14, it will launch Boston’s first local newscast at 6:30 p.m. on March 14. The new half hour will be a continuation of FOX 25 News at 6 PM, which replaced the FOX 25 News at 5 & 5:30 PM in 2009.
When Oprah ends its syndicated run this season, news begins at Cox’s ABC affiliate.