Spectrum Reach Adds Comscore Local Audience Measurement Currency

Spectrum Reach, the advertising sales business of Charter Communications, will use Comscore as its preferred source for local audience measurement currency, beginning in its Southeast region. “The industry is ripe to move past traditional measurement models of age and gender to more data-driven, audience-based metrics,” said Beth Plummer, Spectrum Reach SVP-chief revenue officer. “Spectrum Reach believes […]

Conventions Lean Toward In-Person Events

With vaccination levels approaching 70% of the adult population, several cable and broadcast conventions, including NAB, CES and SCTE, are planning on making the 2021 slate at least partly an in-person experience for the first time since 2019.

Nebraska Broadcasters Donate $5,000 To BFA

The gift is to aid broadcasters impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael and is


Broadcasters Foundation: Hurricane Michael Likely To Drive Up Aid Requests

The Broadcasters Foundation of America is preparing for another influx of emergency grant applications from victims of Hurricane Michael, even as requests for emergency aid from those affected by Hurricane Florence are still coming in. Broadcasters whose personal lives or property are acutely affected by Hurricanes Michael or Florence are encouraged to find out if […]

Terence Shepherd Is RTDNA Chair-Elect

Broadcasters Foundation Raises Over $250,000

All proceeds from the organization’s annual celebrity golf tournament go to helping broadcasters in dire need.

ARF Taps Levi’s Murrer As New Chair

After years of being chaired by a digital media executive, the Advertising Research Foundation once again has named a traditional consumer marketer to head its board. Barbara Murrer, senior director of marketplace insights for quintessential American brand Levi Strauss & Co., is succeeding Google Director of Brand Measurement Jed Meyer as the foundation’s chair.

ASNE, APME Agree To Merge

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors, whose membership of newsroom leaders and educators make them among the most significant organizations in media, have agreed to merge and will become the News Leadership Association. The two groups announced the merger plan on Tuesday, after their members voted […]

Murrow-Winning Work Tackles Opioid Crisis

Illustrating the devastating impact of opioid addiction on communities, highlighting the hope that recovery can bring, and unveiling the systems complicit in the epidemic’s spread, Murrow Award-winning reports this year covered the opioid crisis from every angle.

NAB Drops Vegas Show Drayage Fee

NAB is taking steps to reduce the cost of exhibiting at the NAB Show in Las Vegas by unveiling a significantly lower drayage fee (almost 40%) covering transport of materials offloaded from shipping containers outside the exhibit halls, moved to vendors’ booths and at the close of the show returned to the containers.

ALMA Awards Revived And Reimagined

SBE Re-Elects Jim Leifer As President

News Directors To Students: ‘Disrupt The News’

RTDNA members will judge entries in a TVNewsCheck–BEA challenge asking students to produce the news the way they want to see it. The winners will receive cash prizes and will be showcased at BEA’s 2019 annual convention in Las Vegas (April 6-9), which overlaps with the NAB Show (April 8-11).

Muir Named NY Broadcaster Of The Year

ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir will be honored at the New York State Leadership and Hall of Fame Luncheon on Oct. 18 at the Javits Center in New York City.

ACA Renews Its Board Leadership

NAB: White Spaces Database Still Not Ready

The National Association of Broadcasters says more work needs to be done on the FCC’s system for identifying where incumbent TV station spectrum users and fixed unlicensed white spaces devices are before using it to allow unlicensed wireless (broadband) use in those so-called “white spaces” between channels.

Wendy Williams To Receive NAB Impact Award

The honor is in recognition of her 10 years on daytime television and 33 years in broadcasting. She will also participate in a featured main stage keynote session at NAB Show New York with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein.

John Ross To Receive SMPTE Presidential Proclamation

John Ross, the founder of Ross Video, will receive a Presidential Proclamation Award from SMPTE — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers — later this year. The Awards Gala will be held in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 25, during which Ross will be recognized for his pioneering work in the development of production […]

SMPTE Announces 2018 Awards Recipients

NY Broadcasters Add 5 To Hall Of Fame

The board of directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association will induct its Hall of Fame Class of 2018 at its New York Leadership and Hall of Fame Luncheon during the NAB Show NY.  The luncheon will take place at noon on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. David Donovan, President […]

KNBC’s Beverly White Honored By NABJ

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) selected Beverly White, KNBC Los Angeles’ veteran general assignment reporter, as the recipient of the NABJ’s 2018 Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award. White was honored at the organization’s annual Salute to Excellence Awards gala on Saturday, Aug. 4 in Detroit. An accomplished journalist with a career that spans […]

IABM Names Kathy Bienz Director, North America

IABM, the international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology, today appointed Kathy Bienz its new director North America. Bienz starts her new role with immediate effect, taking over from Caryn Cohen. Bienz has more than 20 years’ experience in the broadcast and media industry with companies including Grass Valley, ChyronHego, Leitch Technology, Harris, […]

RTDNA Slams Fox News POTUS Interview

Dan Shelley, executive director of the Radio Television Digital News Association, took to USA Today to call out Fox News Channel for its interviews with President Donald Trump — conducted by Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson — following his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but praised Chris Wallace’s one-on-one with Putin.

Make The Most Of Time Out Of The Newsroom

Phil Guy Joins NAB As European Sales Manager

The National Association of Broadcasters today announced thatPhil Guy will join NAB’s Conventions and Business Operations department as European sales manager. He will represent NAB Show, selling sponsorships and advertising to companies located in Europe, and will report to NAB SVP of Business Development Eric Trabb. Guy spent the past 15 years as sponsorship and advertising manager for […]

MRC Updates Ad Verification Guidelines

The guidelines attempt to address concerns that have developed around user-generated content, and also create the opportunity to establish brand safety “floors,” such as “a consistent set of categories on which advertisers might choose to adopt a ‘never appropriate’ position for their ad buys.”

RTDNA Announces 2018 Student Murrow Awards

Media Institute Names 2018 Honorees


Late WBZ Reporter Lana Jones To Be Inducted Into Mass. Broadcasters HOF

Patrick McCreery Joins NAB TV Board

The president of Meredith Local Media succeeds the now-retired Paul Karpowicz. As president, he oversees Meredith’s 17 local TV stations that reach more than 11% of U.S. households. McCreery also oversees MNI Targeted Media, which joined Meredith’s Local Media Group after the acquisition of Time Inc.