NAB Donates 10,000 Radios To Puerto Rico

The National Association of Broadcasters announced today it will be sending 10,000 battery-operated radios to Puerto Rico for distribution to residents affected by Hurricane Maria. NAB, the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations and multiple U.S. broadcasters are funding the initiative. NAB is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local Puerto Rican authorities […]

RTDNA Presents National Murrow Awards

Winners from across the country received their awards at Gotham Hall in New York City. RTDNA awarded 122 national Edward R. Murrow Awards in 15 categories.

Melissa Grego Named CEO Of HRTS

BRAND CONNECTIONS

The Price Of Being A Journalist Today

So far this year, according to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker at least 23 journalists have been arrested merely for trying to do their jobs. More troubling, criminal charges are still pending for more than half of them; at least 12, to be precise.

New Role For NAB’s Marcellus Alexander

At the end of the year, he will give up his role as head of NAB’s Television Department, staying on as president of the NAB Education Foundation and will become senior adviser to the TV Department.

4As Names BSSP’s Greg Stern Chairman

TVB FORWARD 2017

Ad Council Honors Gray with Crystal Bell

The broadcast group is praised for its support of a wide range of Ad Council campaigns including shelter pet adoption, recycling, hunger prevention, autism awareness and type 2 diabetes prevention.

GIANTS OF BROADCASTING

Zucker: White House Attacks ‘Emboldened Us’

CNN chief Jeff Zucker didn’t mention Donald Trump’s name or utter the phrase “fake news,” but he devoted a sizable part of his Giants of Broadcasting acceptance speech Wednesday to emphasizing the cable news network’s plan to hold firm amid a constant barrage from the White House.

Broadcasters Foundation Creates Gary Fries Memorial Fund

The Broadcasters Foundation of America, the national charity that serves past and present members of the broadcasting profession, has established the Gary Fries Memorial Fund to honor the former Radio Advertising Bureau president and CEO, Gary Fries. Fries, who was a long-time director of the Broadcasters Foundation, died in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sept. 22. Anyone wishing to donate […]

Fox CFO Joe Dorrego Set For NAB NY Confab

The first-ever ‘TV on Wall Street’ conference will take place Oct. 19 at New York’s Javits Center as part of the two-day (Oct. 18-19) NAB Show New York. It’s aimed at providing”a business perspective on the economic influences driving the evolution of media, including new technologies and investment opportunities.”

 

Fox CFO Joe Dorrego Set For NAB NY Confab

The first-ever conference, on Oct. 19, is part of the two-day (Oct. 18-19) NAB Show New York at the Javits Center. It’s aimed a providing a business perspective on the economic influences driving the evolution of media, including new technologies and investment opportunities.

IBM Joins NAB’s PILOT Program

IBM has joined the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) PILOT program. PILOT brings together innovative companies, educators and advocates with broadcasters to advance broadcast technologies and cultivate new media opportunities. PILOT consists of broadcasting and technology stakeholders, such as new media broadcast operators, measurement and attribution companies, advertising partners and technology providers. Among other goals, PILOT’s working […]

HURRICANE RELIEF

BOFA Hurricane Grants: $50K And Rising

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has already distributed $50,000 in emergency aid to broadcasters impacted by Hurricane Harvey and $100,000 in projected grants are slated for Hurricane Irma-affected broadcasters. The foundation raised $250,000 at its Celebrity Golf Tournament last week. 

TVB: Local News Most Preferred During Irma

TVB today released “Hurricane Irma Media Usage” survey results. The survey was conducted by Research Now  and showed residents overwhelmingly chose their local TV stations over all other media for storm coverage, with 85% of respondents using local TV news for critical information. On a daily average, Floridians spent the most time with local TV news during the weather emergency, with over five hours of viewing, while Hispanic viewers spent nearly six hours.

NAB Launches Repack Education Website

TVAnswers.org offers educational sections explaining to viewers why the transition is occurring, when stations in their area are changing channels and what steps they need to take to continue receiving their local TV stations. 

NAB Extends CEO Gordon Smith’s Contract

The new deal will keep him at the top of the trade association through March 2023. He’s been president-CEO since 2009.

Shelley Begins Duties As RTDNA/F Ex. Dir.

Longtime RTDNA member and former chairman of the board Dan Shelley officially assumed his duties as executive director of the association and its foundation this morning. Shelley has served as incoming executive director of the two organizations since April.

Ten Elected To RTDNA Board Of Directors

Excellence in Journalism 2017 Opens In Anaheim

Tartikoff Legacy Award Winners Unveiled

Greg Berlanti, Cesar Conde, Jane Fonda, Kevin Reilly and Tom Selleck will be honored on Jan. 17 during NATPE conference in Miami Beach.

Pilot Sponsors Grady Mobile News Lab

NAB’s Pilot innovation initiative will sponsor the Mobile News Lab project at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication during fall 2017. The sponsorship will provide the lab with new equipment for producing virtual reality content along with materials for training mobile-media best practices.  The Grady Mobile News Lab launched in Fall 2014 to […]

New MPAA Chief Aims To Be Diplomat

The job of MPAA chief has long been considered one of the toughest gigs in the entertainment business, even during the days of the late Jack Valenti, who ran the organization for four decades until he retired in 2004. The biggest challenge: to wrangle consensus among six major studios — Disney, Universal, Warner Bros., Fox, Sony and Paramount — whose interests often conflict. Charles Rivkin takes over the helm of the trade group this week.

Local TV Tops In Harvey Coverage In Texas

A new study shows that for Southern Texans, TV stations are the most trusted news source and lifeline during Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey.

NATAS Tech & Engineering Emmy Winners

Among this year’s honorees are the teams behind a voice-navigation system for TV content, a video-conferencing service, video ID tech and a 3D Doppler radar system. In addition, Robert Ross, SVP, CBS Engineering, and Richard Friedel, EVP, Fox Engineering, will receive Technology & Engineering Lifetime Achievement Awards on April 8 in Las Vegas.

Former AAF President Howard Bell Dies At 91

BFA Can Help Broadcasters Hit By Harvey

The Broadcasters Foundationof America’s emergency relief program distributes one-time grants of $1,000 each after a disaster, such as a hurricane, tornado, fire, flood or other serious misfortune. The expedited emergency grant application process is streamlined to provide assistance as quickly as possible to broadcasters affected.

NY Broadcasters To Induct 3 Into Hall Of Fame

The board of directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association, Inc. has selected three broadcasters for induction into the NYSBA Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place during our New York Broadcast Leadership and Hall of Fame Luncheon during the NAB/Show New York on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Javits Center in New […]

Interns Can Do More Than Fetch Coffee

MPAA Wins Copyright Case Vs. Chinese Streamer

NAB Seeking Buyers For Longtime Home

CBRE Group recently began marketing 1771 N St. NW in Washington to prospective buyers on behalf of the NAB, which plans to move to a new headquarters being developed for it by Monument Realty and Angelo, Gordon & Co. in the Capitol Riverfront area.