NewsON Adds Altice USA’s News 12 New York To Lineup

NewsON, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s streaming service for local news content, announced News 12 New York as its newest local news partner. This partnership provides NewsON with News 12 New York, a 24-hour digital news network covering the latest in local news and top stories across the New York tri-state region, the nation’s largest designated market area. News […]

NBCLX Connects The Dots With Local Newsrooms

Connect the Dots is a four-part series that “dropped” this fall on NBCLX, the millennial-focused TV and streaming network that functions as an innovation lab for the NBC-owned stations. It’s one of the channel’s more recent experiments in rewriting the rules of conventional TV news, an unusual (but commendable) ambition for an operation that’s nested inside a traditional media company — and is deepening its connection with owned-station newsrooms.

Judge Tries To Block New York Times’s Coverage Of Project Veritas

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Anchor Amanda Barren Joins WOWK After Being Fired Over COVID By Competitor WSAZ

News Operations In A Changed World

Executives from ABC News, Fox Television Stations, WCBS and FX Design Group will look at how widespread remote production has charted a new path forward for news operations at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum on Dec. 14, presented in-person at the New York Hilton and virtually. Register here.

Black News Channel Wants To Give A Voice To An Underserved Audience

The nearly two-year-old channel goes in-depth on issues for people of color. But can it succeed in a shifting TV landscape?

Geoff Bennett Named ‘PBS NewsHour’ Chief Washington Correspondent & Weekend Anchor

Judge In Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Bars MSNBC From Courthouse

Judge Bruce Schroeder says that someone working for NBC was following the jury van. NBC News says it will cooperate with authorities.

Andrea Flores Joins KCRA News As 10 P.M. Anchor

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate KCRA Sacramento, Calif., has hired Andrea Flores as a 10 p.m. anchor. Her first day will be Dec. 6. Flores will join Brian Heap, Mark Finan and Del Rodgers on the KCRA 3 News at 10 p.m. on co-owned MNT affiliate KQCA. Flores most recently worked at KCNC Denver as an anchor and […]

Fox Nation Presents Its 3rd Annual Patriot Awards

Rupert Murdoch Tells Donald Trump To Move On – ‘The Past Is The Past’

Rupert Murdoch warned that Donald Trump’s obsession with the past could hobble conservatives as political tensions rage, a telling rebuke coming from the controlling shareholder of Fox News as some Republicans try to steer the former president away from his 2020 election grievances.

Maria Bartiromo Says It’s ‘Absurd’ To Think She Lobbied Barr

Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo says that it’s “absurd” to think that she personally lobbied former Attorney General William Barr to aggressively investigate Donald Trump’s charges of voter fraud during the 2020 election.

WDJT Names Jessie Garcia News Director

She joins the Weigel CBS affiliate in Milwaukee from WTMJ there to succeed Kent Harrell early next year.

Inside NBC’s ‘Today’ Show Reinvention For The Streaming Era

NBC already produces more hours of Today every week than there are in the primetime schedule of its broadcast rival, Fox. But in recent months, NBC News has been expanding morning TV’s longest-running national program into something quite different. Today producers estimate on a weekly basis they are making 200 on-air segments, 35 streaming shows, 200 digital videos, 23 podcast episodes and 10 TikToks. The result? Executives believe Today, outfitted with an “All Day” video-streaming service, can compete with other big lifestyle media outlets.

Former NYT CEO Mark Thompson: ‘US TV News Is In Dead Trouble’

Former New York Times CEO Mark Thompson has said U.S. TV news is in “dead trouble” as it loses audiences under the age of 60. Thompson, who used to be BBC director general and ran the Times between 2012 and 2020, described American news channels as being “completely unchanged” since the 1980s, stating that the U.K. has done more to innovate during that time.

Fox Weather Establishes Meteorology Scholarship At Mississippi State University

Fox News Media’s new 24/7 ad-supported streaming service Fox Weather will partner with the Mississippi State University Foundation to further increase diversity in the meteorology field by creating scholarship opportunities for students electing a concentration in broadcast meteorology or professional meteorology/climatology. In making the announcement, Fox Weather President Sharri Berg said: “Fox Weather is proud to […]

US And China To Ease Restrictions On Journalists

Under the agreement, the U.S. will issue one-year multiple-entry visas to Chinese journalists and will immediately initiate a process to address “duration of status” issues, China Daily said. China will reciprocate by granting equal treatment to U.S. journalists once the U.S. policies take effect, and both sides will issue media visas for new applicants “based on relevant laws and regulations.”

MARKET SHARE

ABC O&Os To Stream Special Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

KNSD’s ‘Consumer Bob’ Hansen To Retire After 30+ Years

WRTV Names Maureen Jennings Caruso News Director

She joins the Scripps Indianapolis ABC affiliate from across town at the Nexstar’s WXIN-WTTV duopoly where she was assistant ND.

JESSELL AT LARGE

If Sohn Fails In FCC Bid, Broadcasters Need One Of Their Own

Gigi Sohn’s nomination to the FCC is on a lot shakier ground than that of Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel. If Sohn fails to be confirmed, broadcasters should lobby for a candidate who better understands how the agency can give the industry its best chance to flourish.

WFSB Hartford Meteorologist Sets New Year’s Eve Retirement

Katy Tur Returns To MSNBC After Maternity Leave

TVN’S NEWSROOM INNOVATORS

NYC Media Lab Looks To Bring More AI Into Local News

The NYC Media Lab, a consortium of universities, news orgs and businesses, has launched The AI Local News Challenge, a 16-week effort wrapping in early December looking to foster new tools for reporting, newsgathering, audience development and comment moderation, among other potentially automatable roles.

News Production’s Journey To The Cloud In Spotlight At NewsTECHForum

Executives from Fox Corp., Sinclair, Tegna and Bitcentral will chart the trajectory of more and more news operations into the cloud or a hybrid cloud environment at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum on Dec. 14, presented in-person at the New York Hilton and virtually as well. Register here.

NBCU Taps Kirsten Wolff As Boston VP Of News

Beginning next year, she will oversee journalism at WBTS, WNEU and NECN, joining from WESH Orlando, Fla.

Troubleshooting In A Newly Converged Newsroom

Takeaways from combining a radio, TV, newspaper and magazine staff into one space for collaboration.

2022 RTDNF Scholarship And Fellowship Applications Now Open

HBO Documentary Legend Sheila Nevins: Network Boys ‘Kicked Me Out The Door’

In 2017, the New York Times reported that Sheila Nevins, the “profane, glamorous and gloriously inappropriate” president of HBO Documentary Films, had decided to step down. She told the Times that “I have deprived my life of a life. All I did was work. I was, like, born at HBO and I don’t have to die there.” But five years later, Nevins says that this was a complete lie.

Newsmax Goes Fishing For Respectability In Fox’s Talent Pool

The cable news outlet appears to be backing off the fringe ledge just a tad after high-profile embarrassments, hiring two longtime Fox News producers — and may add reporting vet James Rosen.