American Journalist Danny Fenster Released From Jail In Myanmar

COMMENTARY BY ANDREW SULLIVAN

When All The Media Narratives Collapse

Andrew Sullivan: In case after case, the U.S. mainstream media just keeps getting it wrong.

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WXIN’s ‘Indy Now’ A Blueprint For Successful Local Programming

WXIN Indianapolis launched an hour-long lifestyle show in September. In October, it was the No. 1-rated program in its time slot. Good planning, a winning news lead-in, great talent and solid marketing have made Indy Now a winner with local advertisers and viewers while reflecting Nexstar’s corporate vision.

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Television Station Owners On The Bread Line: Not A Good Look

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, which if passed would see the federal government subsidizing the hiring of local reporters and newsroom employees via tax credits, is a troubling and ill-advised giveaway to commercial TV broadcasters.

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Does CNN Still Stand By Its Reporting On The Steele Dossier?

Interactive Storytelling That Puts The Viewer In Charge

A local ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ experiment to attract younger audiences. The goal was to engage younger viewers, particularly in the desired 18-34-year-old demographic, with an alternative to the standard TV news package.

Former KUSA Anchor Sues, Alleging Discrimination During Stroke Recovery

Man Sentenced for Cyberstalking WKBW Buffalo Reporter

Myanmar Court Sentences US Journalist To 11 Years In Jail

Fenster, the managing editor of the online magazine Frontier Myanmar, was sentenced to 11 years in prison with hard labor after finding him guilty on several charges, including incitement for allegedly spreading false or inflammatory information. He also found guilty of contacting illegal organizations and violating visa regulations, lawyer Than Zaw Aung said.

WCSH Portland Anchor Cindy Williams Retiring In December After 32 Years

Telemundo Taps Patsy Loris As Its News Chief

Next year will bring a changing of the guard atop Telemundo News, the NBCUniversal-owned Spanish-language media company’s network news division. Luis Fernández, who has been president of Telemundo’s news division since 2015, will retire at the end of the year, with Patsy Loris, currently the division’s EVP, set to replace him beginning Jan. 1.

KTRK Houston Sets Streaming Town Hall On Astroworld Festival Tragedy Today

ABC-owned KTRK Houston is hosting an exclusive streaming town hall, Action 13: Astroworld Festival Tragedy, today, Nov. 11 (7-8 p.m. CT), to discuss the tragedy and update the viewers with the latest investigation into the eight deaths at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival. Eyewitness News anchor Tom Abrahams hosts the town hall. Multiple individuals died due to the chaos at […]

Reporter David Goins Joins KXAS Dallas

KDKA Pittsburgh’s Lynne Hayes-Freeland Calls It A Career

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Jim Gardner, WPVI Philadelphia’s Veteran Anchor, Prepares For Retirement

MSNBC Has Much To Juggle As Brian Williams, Rachel Maddow Take Next Steps

MSNBC diehards tune in partially because they know what they can expect on most evenings: Rachel Maddow will do her 22 minutes of connecting-the-dots news-cycle analysis at 9 p.m., and Brian Williams will wrap up the day with a vast array of knowledgeable experts at 11. Starting next year, however, fans — and even the executives who run the place — can’t be sure what they’re going to get.

Newsmax’s Emerald Robinson Banned From Twitter Over COVID Misinformation

Tegna, Law&Crime Productions And Cineflix Rights To Produce True Crime And Investigative Originals

Tegna Inc. today announced a multi-year partnership with Law&Crime Productions, a production company founded by Dan Abrams, and Cineflix Rights, the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, to co-produce original docuseries leveraging Tegna stations’ library of true crime and investigative content for a worldwide market. Tegna’s Vault Studios, Law&Crime Productions and Cineflix Rights will launch the partnership with the production of […]

U.S. Journalist Held In Myanmar Charged With Terrorism, Sedition

KCRA Sacramento Photojournalist Will Heryford Dies Unexpectedly

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Show Hit All-Time Ratings Low Last Week

Barr, Wertlieb Emphasize Value Of Local News

The heads of Graham Media, Emily Barr, and Hearst Television, Jordan Wertlieb, yesterday agreed that local journalism, particularly that practiced by TV stations, was critical to the nation’s well-being. The two made their remarks as they were honored as Giants of Broadcasting and the Electronic Arts by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation.

NEWSTECHFORUM 2021

Fox Weather’s Sharri Berg To Keynote NewsTECHForum

Sharri Berg, president of the newly launched Fox Weather streaming channel, will keynote TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum in a wide-ranging look at its operations and the rapidly evolving TV weather landscape. Fox Weather meteorologists Amy Freeze and Craig Herrera will join the discussion on Dec. 14, presented in-person at the New York Hilton and virtually. Register here.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP, NOV. 1-7

Fox’s ‘The Five’ Scores Rare Win For Daytime; NFL Takes Top

Behind a Thursday night NFL game and the Atlanta Braves’ World Series-clinching win, the Fox broadcast network won the week in primetime. Fox averaged 6.9 million viewers, with NBC at 5.2 million, CBS at 4.9 million, ABC at 2.8 million, Univision at 1.3 million, Ion Television at 890,000 and Telemundo at 820,000. On cable in October, Fox’s The Five eclipsed every show on cable news in popularity for the first time ever, Nielsen said. That’s highly unusual for a program that airs at 5 p.m. Eastern and in the midafternoon on the West Coast.

Brian Williams Says He’s Leaving NBC News At End Of Year

Williams said in a note to colleagues Tuesday that “following much reflection,” he had decided to exit when his contract ends in December. “This is the end of a chapter and the beginning of another,” Williams wrote. “There are many things I want to do, and I’ll pop up again somewhere.”

COMMENTARY BY JACK SHAFER

Journalists Are Hooked On Polls And They’ll Stay That Way

Jack Shafer: The polls might be wrong sometimes but the solution isn’t doing away with them, just more transparency about their limits.

NBC News Reveals Launch Plans For Hallie Jackson’s Streaming Show

The senior Washington correspondent’s NBC News Now streaming program will run at 5 p.m. nightly, and will debut Nov. 15.

WJBK Detroit Anchor Huel Perkins Plans To Retire Next Year; Monica Gayle May Follow

Newspapers Cutting Back On Print Give Readers iPads And Tutoring

The strategy underway in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Little Rock, Ark., highlights the papers’ enduring reliance on older subscribers.

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WLWT’s Billboards Link Football And Weather Accuracy