TVN FOCUS ON JOURNALISM

TVN Focus On Journalism | Local TV Plans Reduced Convention Presence

Station groups say they will send fewer correspondents to August’s largely virtualized political conventions and centralize their reporting resources. At the same time, they see local coverage opportunities of the conventions expanding, largely down to use of the remote production technology they’ve already been mastering for months during the pandemic.

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Milwaukee Women Thanks Those On The Coronavirus Front Lines, Including WITI

Fox And Nexstar Complete Station Sales

With the deals involving stations in Seattle, Milwaukee, and Charlotte, N.C., Fox Television Stations expands its footprint to 29 stations across the country. Nexstar says it will use the approximately $240 million of net after-tax proceeds from the deals to reduce borrowings under its credit facilities.

WITI Milwaukee Anchors ‘Get Ready’ For Super Bowl

10,000 Milwaukee Kids Have Coats Thanks To WITI

DMAS 13, 21 & 35

Nexstar, Fox Buy/Sell Five Stations

Nexstar will purchase Charlotte, N.C.’s Fox and MNT affiliates for approximately $45 million while Fox will buy Nexstar’s Seattle Fox and MNT affiliates and Milwaukee’s Fox affil for approximately $350 million.

DMA 36: MILWAUKEE

WITI Anchor Leaves To Help Family

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WITI Reporter Arrested After Fight At Baseball Game

SOCIAL SCORECARD | DMA 35

WITI Tops Milwaukee By 2M On Facebook

WITI, Tribune’s Fox affiliate, is ahead in social media actions in the market over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. One reason for its dominance is a football team whose home is 120 miles away — the Green Bay Packers. Others include its use of Facebook Live and drone coverage of breaking news.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WITI Wins Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award

5 Stations Among duPont-Columbia Winners

They are KNXV Phoenix (Scripps), KARE Minneapolis (Tegna), KHOU Houston (Tegna), KNTV San Francisco (NBC) and WITI Milwaukee (Tribune). Also winning awards are ABC News, CBS News and PBS, plus Netflix, HBO and National Geographic Networks. The awards will be presented on Jan. 16, 2018.

DMA 35

Milwaukee Sweep: WISN, WTMJ Post P.M. Wins

DMA 35

Milwaukee Sweeps: WITI Just Edges Out WISN

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WITI Names Rob Haswell Chief Meteorologist

DMA 35

Milwaukee Sweeps: WISN, WITI Stand Out

WITI Meteorologist Vince Condella Retires

NETNEWSCHECK SOCIAL SCORECARD (DMA 35)

In Milwaukee, WITI Is Tops In Social Media

The Tribune-owned Fox affiliate is the overall social media winner in the country’s 35th largest market, where all three of the top spots belong to TV stations, according to Shareablee data.

DMA 35 (MILWAUKEE)

WDJT, WTMJ And The Battle For Third Place

Cronkite Awards To Honor Five Stations

KUSA Denver, KXAN Austin, WDSU New Orleans, KPBS San Diego and WITI Milwaukee will receive the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. Also to be recognized are Hearst TV and investigative journalists at Univision and CNBC.com. Winners were announced today by the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

DMA 35

Milwaukee Sweeps: WIWN, WITI Notch Wins

DMA 34

Which TV Newsers Inspire Milwaukee Loyalty?

The planned departure of Anne State from WITI doesn’t appear to have caused too many ripples among Milwaukee viewers, who nonetheless do have favorites among local on-air talent.

DMA 34

Tallying Up Milwaukee’s TV News Offerings

Guesstimating how many hours of television news air in Milwaukee is a how-much-wood-could-a-woodchuck-chuck calculation since it’s different for each station. By my back-of-envelope calculations, WITI has the most local news — a whopping 10.5 hours per day, if you count its two hourlong, sometimes topical chat shows Real Milwaukee and Studio A, and I reluctantly do.

DMA 34

Milwaukee Sweeps: WISN Wins, WITI Strong No. 2

DMA 34

WITI Milwaukee Anchor Anne State Leaving

DMA 34

Milwaukee News Vet Carl Zimmermann Dies At 96

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

Angelica Duria Shines Through Transitions At WITI

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

Packers Opener On WITI Sets Ratings Record

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

Shawn Patrick Out, Jessob Reisbeck In At WITI

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

WITI Reporter Dances At Fatal Fire Assignment

DMA 34

Milwaukee Camera Veteran Marshall Savick Dies

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

Speed, Accuracy Vary In Shooting Coverage

Milwaukee TV stations covered Sunday’s shootings at a Sikh temple with varying degrees of speed and accuracy. There were conflicting reports of the numbers of victims and gunmen throughout the morning. And WTMJ grappled with a unique dilemma: whether to show news of a breaking local story of national significance or continue with NBC’s Olympics coverage.

DIGITAL DMAS (34)

Paywall Not Slowing Milwaukee’s JSOnline

In Milwaukee, the market’s online leader, the Journal Sentinel, implemented its metered paywall in January and so far has seen digital subscriptions and revenue grow. Coupled with new apps as part of its JS Everywhere initiative, the paper is intent upon keeping its grip on Milwaukee’s digital scene. But WISN, WITI and WDJT are closing the gap.

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Milwaukee News Race Tight Between WISN, WTMJ

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

Resisting Charges Against WITI Photog Dropped

DMA 34

Milwaukee TVs Battle For Facebook Reach

Three TV stations in Milwaukee are not only battling it out in the November ratings, but also for Facebook likes. At last check, WISN has 28,605 likes, WTMJ has 43,660, but WITI comes out on top with a whopping 85,153, ranked No.6 in Lost Remote’s leaderboard of the most popular Facebook pages in local TV. Impressive for the nation’s 34th largest market.

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

Police Arrest WITI Photojournalist At Fire

Milwaukee police arrest Clint Fillinger at the scene of a house fire on the city’s north side following a confrontation between a Milwaukee police sergeant and the photojournalist.

DMA 35

Milwaukee Stations Keep Banking On Newscasts

DMA 35

Antenna TV Attracting Attention In Milwaukee

DMA 35

Snow, Budget Crisis Boost Milwaukee News Ratings