TVN’S NEWSTECHFORUM

Social Media Excellence Awards Nominees

The second annual honors in four categories will be presented on Dec. 16 at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum.

NEWSTECHFORUM

Getting Creative Can Drive Revenue From Social

The winners of TVNewsCheck’s first Social Media Excellence Awards describe how their stations have been able to monetize various experiments in targeting social media audiences that go beyond just repeating what’s in their news broadcasts. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

MARKET SHARE | DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV Reporter Honored For Facebook Success

SOCIAL MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS | DMA 116

Aiding A Community With Facebook Innovation

An Alabama meteorologist used Facebook Live and satellite imagery to pinpoint weather information for viewers affected by Hurricane Michael. Because of his creative efforts to serve the viewers during a difficult time, Josh Johnson of WSFA has won the Social Media Excellence Awards’ top distinction — the Innovator Award.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 11: TAMPA, FL

WTVT Wins A TVNewsCheck Social Media Excellence Award

SOCIAL MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS | DMA 23

‘Good News’ Reporter Earns Social Success

WBTV’s Kristen Hampton took top honors in the talent category in TVNewsCheck’s inaugural Social Media Excellence Awards. Charlotte viewers appreciate her authenticity, she says. “That’s pretty much all me.”

MARKET SHARE | DMA 75: DES MOINES, IA

KCCI Wins A TVNewsCheck Social Media Excellence Award

SOCIAL MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS | DMA 11

WTVT Captures Local Character On Social

Fox’s WTVT Tampa won first place in the large market category in TVNewsCheck’s inaugural Social Media Excellence Awards. Its news director reveals how the station uses the natural beauty and character of the area to heighten user engagement.

SOCIAL MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS | DMA 75

KCCI Reveals Personal Moments, Incredible People

Hearst’s KCCI Des Moines, Iowa, took top honors in the small-medium market category in TVNewsCheck’s inaugural Social Media Excellence Awards. Its social media producer explains how the station captured a “beautiful moment” to lift it above the pack.

Social Media Excellence At NewsTECHForum

To honor innovative, creative and effective use of social media, this year’s NewsTECHForum on Dec. 10 will present the first Social Media Excellent Awards to WTVT Tampa, Fla.; KCCI Des Moines, Iowa; Josh Johnson of WSFA Montgomery, Ala.; and Kristen Hampton of WBTV Charlotte, N.C. After accepting their awards, winners will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Kim Wilson of Social News Desk.