TVNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp and writer Paige Albiniak discuss challenges broadcasters have faced in the COVID-era, where station visits and job interviews are virtualized and TV has had to work harder to sell itself to younger prospects.
TVNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp talks with Kevin Roseborough, news director at Detroit’s WJBK, about the unique challenges of covering COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and the state’s (now) contested election results, along with what he’s doing to keep his journalists safe and sane.
The presidential election still hasn’t been called, but TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp and Harry Jessell discuss the boon it has been for station groups posting their quarterly earnings this week.
TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp and Harry Jessell unpack station group CEOs’ bullish outlook on M&A and looser ownership rules in 2021 from this week’s TV2025 virtual conference.
TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp and Harry Jessell ponder analyst Steven Cahall’s suggestion at TVB Forward that TV station groups are out of favor on Wall Street and are underperfoming their markets.
TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp and Harry Jessell unpack what matters about E.W. Scripps’ acquisition of Ion Media and recap last week’s OTT News Summit, which spotlighted the “operational agility” of streaming news in a year of surging pandemic audiences.
TVNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp and Contributing Editor Glen Dickson review the major takeaways from this week’s virtualized IBC and the NAB Show’s shift to next October, looking at how TV’s tech vendors are feeling the impact.
TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp and Harry Jessell discuss MoffettNathanson’s suggestion that Fox Corp. spin off its network and O&Os; automated selling; and protest waves rippling through the professional sports world.
TVNewsCheck editors Michael Depp and Harry Jessell discuss the implications for tech vendors on virtualizing this year’s IBC conference and assess the DNC’s grand experiment in virtualizing its convention.
Michael Depp and Harry Jessell discuss key steps the industry must take to meaningfully foster diversity and inclusion. They also consider the damage TV has weathered from sports advertising losses and how they can be mitigated.
Michael Depp and Harry Jessell unpack the abrupt withdrawal of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly’s renomination by President Trump this week and discuss the pandemic’s reckoning on broadcasters’ quarterly earnings.
Michael Depp and Harry Jessell discuss TVNewsCheck‘s selection of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations as Station Group of the Year, and Depp previews an interview with Nexstar’s SVP of local content.
On this week’s Talking TV, Michael Depp and Harry Jessell unpack E.W. Scripps’ efforts at company-wide diversity and inclusion within its ranks and on its air. Jessell previews Nexstar’s use of rhetoricians to ensure objectivity in its forthcoming national newscast.
Michael Depp and Harry Jessell discuss the launch of TVNewsCheck‘s new “Reporting on Protest” series and the powerful frontline accounts from KTTV’s Christina Gonzalez and Fox News’ Bryan Llenas.
In this week’s video, Michael Depp and Harry Jessell look at the folly of FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, preview next week’s Top 30 station groups forecast and unpack a week marked by historic protests and problematic attacks on the journalists covering them.
Michael Depp and Harry Jessell discuss Cox’s appointment of Dan York as Cox’s new chief and Jessell’s forthcoming interview with Cox Executive Chairman Steve Pruett. They also tackle the president’s executive order threatening to take away immunity from social platforms if they tag content or go too far in regulating it.
TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp and Harry Jessell launch a video series weighing in on remote production at ABC’s stations, leadership at Graham Media, a platform experiment in Boise, Idaho, and the vexing ad tech that’s ruining Depp’s Hulu experience.