TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

News Director And Executive Producer Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an executive producer in Columbus, Ga./Opelika-Auburn, Ala., as well as a news director position in La Crosse-Eau Claire, Wis.

OOPS

Radio Station Set Off WKBT Zombie Alert

A goof-up by some La Crosse, Wis., disc jockeys caused WKBT viewers to hear a warning of a zombie attack. When WIZM-FM DJs played a tape of the hoax on KRTV Great Falls, Mont., the alert tones triggered WKBT’s receiver, which automatically rebroadcast the signal.

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

Livingston Retort Raises Ethical Questions

Opinions are divided over whether WKBT La Crosse, Wis., anchor Jennifer Livingston’s four-minute rebuttal to a viewer’s email criticizing her weight was an appropriate use of air time. But with the incident going viral and leading to her appearances on national media, it certainly has brought the issues of bullying and body image to the forefront..