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TVNewsCheck brought together executives from all the major station groups — and one soon-to-launch cable network — for a two-day event this week exploring the latest intersections of news and technology. Complete video coverage of its many panels and interviews is available now. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
Feeding The Voracious Multiplatform Beast
As television news broadcasters move to expand their reach into web, mobile and OTT platforms, they are adopting a number of tools and strategies including more automation, better collaboration tools and, in some cases, internal software development. L-r: Gray’s Mike Fass, Avid’s Ray Thompson, Fox’s Emily Stone and ABC’s Fabian Westerwelle. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
NewsTECHForum | With IP, Location Is Everything
Moving to smaller physical footprints — or moving hardware completely from expensive urban environments to less expensive real estate — is a big driver in the transition to IP networking. But at the same time, some of the country’s biggest news operations still want to keep high-value content close by to ensure quick access for breaking news coverage — and that can mean sticking with on-premise storage. L-r: ABC’s Marcy Lefkovitz, Meredith’s Tom Casey, CBS’s Jeff Birch and Masstech’s Mike Palmer. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
NewsTECHForum | News Storytelling A Whole New Ballgame
Compelling images, active promotion, especially on social media and the ability to capture viewer interest quickly are all keys to attracting and keeping younger audiences. L-r: Dalet’s Stephane Guez, ABC’s Michael Koenigs, NBC’s Matt Goldberg and WFAA’s David Schechter. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
NewsTECHForum | Local OTT Connects With Viewers
OTT executives from CBS and Sinclair are finding local content — and breaking news — has been winning over viewers on their streaming services. L-r: NBC’s Saleem Malkana, Sinclair’s Scott Ehrlich, CBS’s Adam Wiener, Fox’s Steve Chung and TownNews’s Susan Bell. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
NewsTECHForum | Wordlaw: ‘Why Not Us And Why Not Now?’
Gary Wordlaw, the local TV news veteran who has been tapped to oversee all content for the new Black News Channel, says the new service will strive to “just tell the truth, report the facts of the story.” (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
NewsTECH Forum | Patrick Paolini: Reimagining Local’s Landscape
The GM of Fox’s Washington duopoly is overseeing moves into podcasting and other new media, something he calls a survival necessity. “We’re competing with everyone, and for every dollar that we can get, so, to me, you have to have more places to monetize.” (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
NewsTECHForum | Honoring Outstanding Local Social Media
The winners of TVNewsCheck’s Social Media Excellence Awards demonstrate some of the many ways the still-emerging medium can be used to benefit both viewers and the stations. L-r: TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp; Social News Desk’s Kim Wilson; ABC Owned Television Stations’ Michael Koenigs; WJLA’s Caroline Patrickis; KABC’s Hanna Maxfield; and KKYV’s Lindsey Grewe and Tony Keith. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
NewsTECHForum | News Orgs Set Goals For Election Coverage
News organizations need more people covering more territory as well as a heightened awareness of how better to avoid mistakes and protect themselves against deep fakes, according to a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum. L-r: Brian Scanlon, AP; Barb Maushard, Hearst; Cameryn Beck, Scripps; and Jamie Burgess, Microsoft News Labs. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
WTTG GM Paolini In Conversation At NTF
Patrick Paolini, VP and GM of Fox Television Stations’ WTTG Washington, will discuss local advertising, election coverage, the power of local content and his own punditry at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum.
ABC’s Localish Masters Social Storytelling
ABC Owned Television Stations has won 2019’s Innovator Award, the top honor in TVNewsCheck’s Social Media Excellence Awards, for its Localish collective of highly engaging digital shorts. One secret: an indispensible “wow” moment in every video.
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.
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.
Learn OTT News Content, Revenue Strategies
OTT executives from CBS Local, Sinclair, NBC News Digital and TownNews will share the latest insights on OTT news content, technological challenges and monetization potential for the platform at the seventh annual NewsTECHForum this month.
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.
Top Techs Eye Tomorrow’s Challenges
Technology executives from CBS Owned Stations, Disney ABC TV Group, Meredith and Masstech look at 2020’s horizon line and the looming challenges of IP, the cloud, multiplatform workflow and more at the seventh annual NewsTECHForum next month.
Multiplatform Production Without The Pain
Executives from Fox Owned Stations, Gray Television and ABC News will chart a path to friction-free, story-centric news workflows at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum next month.
ABC Stations Top Social Media Excellence Awards
ABC Owned Television Stations have won the Innovator Award, the top honor in TVNewsCheck’s second annual Social Media Excellence Awards. KABC, the group’s Los Angeles station, was also recognized with the award in the Large Market Category. This year’s awards will be presented at NewsTECHForum on Dec. 16 followed by a panel discussion with the winners moderated by Social News Desk’s Kim Wilson.
Technology’s Role In Covering 2020 Elections
News leaders from Hearst, the Associated Press and E.W. Scripps will share strategies for covering the contentious 2020 election season during the opening panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum next month.
Using Tech For New Storytelling Frontiers
Pioneering TV journalists and newsroom leaders from NBC, ABC, Tegna, Dalet and Newsy will share how they’re creating fresh narrative thinking and incorporating emerging digital technologies to expand the boundaries of broadcast news reporting at TVNewsCheck’s seventh annual NewsTECHForum.
Black News Channel’s Wordlaw On Tap For NTF
Gary Wordlaw, VP of news and programming at the soon-to-launch Black News Channel cable network, will discuss the new venture in the keynote interview at TVNewsCheck’s seventh annual NewsTECHForum in December.
Social Media Excellence Awards Nominees
The second annual honors in four categories will be presented on Dec. 16 at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum.
Greta Van Susteren To Keynote NewsTECHForum
The cable news veteran and current host and moderator of Gray Television’s Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren, will explore the growing complexities and polarization of political reporting in an interview at the seventh annual NewsTECHForum in December.