WTVF, WKRN, WZTV, WUXP and WNAB begin broadcasting ATSC 3.0 signals today.
New Jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for news producers at various Scripps stations acros the country, including an assistant news director for KUSI in San Diego and an IT network administrator for WINK in Fort Myers, Fla.
Scripps-owned CBS affiliate WTVF Nashville (DMA 27) has responded to controversy generated after posting, then removing, a station logo supporting Pride Month on Monday. Today, the station issued the following statement: “NewsChannel 5 is committed to equitable, diverse, and inclusive news coverage that reflects the Nashville and Middle Tennessee community. Recently, one of our employees briefly […]
The Tennessee Court of Appeals has reversed an order that would have required a WTVF Nashville reporter Phil Williams to turn over investigative documents to District Attorney General Glenn Funk.
WTVF, the Scripps-owned CBS affiliate in Nashville owned by Scripps, has twice as many social media actions as its next nearest competitor in the market over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. Including Facebook users in the newsgathering process, prudent use of Facebook Live and monitoring the various Nashville community Facebook pages are significant attributes to its success.
Share Rocket recently released its Social Standouts. Here, it talks with four of the honorees for anchors and reporters and asks questions about what they think about when it comes to social media and how they have found success. The interviewees: Curt Autry with WWBT in Richmond, Va.; Nick Beres with WTVF in Nashville; John Gray with WTEN in Albany, N.Y.; and Frank Somerville with KTVU in San Francisco.
New owner Scripps signs a three-year renewal for its Nashville CBS outlet.
Sidney Hillman Foundation has named the Scripps Nashville CBS affiliate the winner of the 2015 Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism for its four-year Policing for Profit investigation.
What WTVF, WBZ, KING and WVUE did to win the coveted broadcasting award.
Debbie Turner, president-GM of the company’s CBS affiliate WTVF Nashville, gets her VP stripe at the company’s annual meeting.
“This station will be a cornerstone asset within Journal Communications,” says Journal CEO Steven Smith. Landmark is the seller.
Reporter Phil Williams did not defame Judge Daniel Eisenstein in two reports looking into the General Sessions judge. But in one broadcast, he may have cast the judge in a “false light” by suggesting he lied to the U.S. Department of Justice. Those conclusions, issued recently by the Tennessee Court of Appeals, could send one or more of Eisenstein’s claims back to trial. Both sides will likely appeal the case to the state Supreme Court within the next two months.
In Music City, where most media players have yet to roll out mobile apps, market leaders Landmark CBS affiliate WTVF and The Tennessean are turning to social media, digital agency services and issue-oriented sponsorships to drive community interaction and boost their bottom lines.