REINVENTING THE NEWS

How To (Actually) Change A TV Newsroom Culture

The industry’s focus on newsroom culture is critical, but nothing can fundamentally change unless leaders take these active and essential steps.

REINVENTING THE NEWS

Sometimes, Local News Just Needs To Know Where To Stop

Time- and staff-starved newsrooms often cling tightly to practices they’ve always had, impeding their ability to take on newer, more relevant projects. Here are some practices to question and some enterprises that might better replace them.

REINVENTING THE NEWS

For TV News, Sacred Cows Are A Fatal Impediment To Change

If local TV journalism is to have a future, its leaders need to assess the true value of everything it holds sacred and empower the change agents who may have been pushed to the margins.

REINVENTING THE NEWS

For Bolstering Local News, Weather Remains The Most Powerful Tool

How a station handles weather — and the caliber and connectedness of weathercasters in a local market — are critical to a successful news reinvention.

REINVENTING THE NEWS

Is It Time To Sideline The Local News Anchor?

TV anchors in their conventional form have outlived their sell-by date. It’s time to think about jettisoning many and putting those worth keeping out into the field where they can prove their connection—and value — to local viewers.

REINVENTING THE NEWS

To Improve TV Reporting, Start With Station Priorities

TV stations throw many impediments in the way of reporters trying to produce quality work. Clearing the way for their success starts with asking hard questions about where station resources are allocated and considering options like shared field resources.

REINVENTING THE NEWS

Local TV News Faces An Iceberg In ’25. Here’s How To Steer Clear Of It

Local audiences no longer see the value of TV news, and newsrooms are barreling towards the end of their runway to change that. But there are changes they can make immediately to repair trust and relevancy and secure their future.