Talking TV: Putting An End To Drive-By Reporting At NY1

Annika Pergament’s new weekday newscast on NY1, The Rush Hour, wants to offer an epilogue to newsworthy stories viewers have invested in “to see how they pan out.” A full transcript of the conversation is included.

WGN Promotes Demetrius Ivory To Chief Meteorologist To Succeed Retiring Tom Skilling

Nexstar Media’s independent WGN-TV Chicago has appointed Demetrius Ivory chief meteorologist, effective Feb. 29. His forecasts will be seen on WGN Evening News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., as well […]

WYFF Promotes Rashad Williams To Afternoon Anchor

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George Lessens Receives Charles L. Mitchell Award For Meteorology

Tom Skilling, WGN-TV Chicago’s Chief Meteorologist, To Be Honored Throughout February

Tom Skilling, who has forecast the weather on WGN-TV Chicago for the past 45 years, has announced that his last day as a daily Chicago television staple will be Wednesday, Feb. […]

Journalists At Alden Global Capital Newspapers Plan One-Day Strike

To protest the cuts made by latest owner Alden Global Capital, staffs plan walkouts Thursday at the Chicago Tribune, Virginian-Pilot and other prize-winning papers — and warn they could hinder publication. (Kiichiro Sato/AP)

CBS Correspondent Says He Faced Recent Discrimination At Louisiana High School

Inside Donald Trump’s Curious Relationship With Fox News — And What It Means For Other Candidates

At conservative America’s favorite news source, the Republican nomination process is essentially over and has been for awhile, leaving Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley annoyed at perceived favoritism to Trump. Hardly grateful, the former president regularly tears into Fox for what he sees as disloyalty, even ripping his former White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, now a Fox contributor.

Upstart Digital News Outlet The Messenger Shuts Down Less Than A Year After Launch

The Messenger, the upstart digital news outlet that hired hundreds of journalists and vowed to upend the industry as a centrist publication, will shut down less than a year after its high-profile launch, the company said Wednesday. The collapse of the outlet, founded by media entrepreneur Jimmy Finkelstein, marks one of the largest and swiftest failures of a media outlet in recent memory. The Messenger’s closure comes just eight months after its debut that was built on a strategy of generating gobs of internet traffic from social media platforms and search engines despite broader industry headwinds.

Fox News To Taylor Swift: ‘Don’t Get Involved In Politics!’

The prospect of the pop megastar endorsing President Biden in the 2024 election has irked conservative stars on the cable network. Pictured: Taylor Swift at the AFC Championship game last Sunday. (Nick Wass/AP)

Payton Domschke To Join WPVI Philadelphia

Wall Street Journal Plans Layoffs, Restructuring In D.C.

The Wall Street Journal is planning to restructure its Washington bureau this week, sources say. The changes will include a small number of layoffs as well as some new roles. The reorganization will also move some Washington-based economics coverage to New York. Some of the people whose roles are eliminated will be able to apply for new jobs.

Local News Close-Up: Emerald City Stations Move The Needle

The home base for Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle has close to 300,000 tech workers. It boasts the highest proportion of advanced tech employees in the nation, according to a study from Burning Glass Institute. As a result, stations in DMA No. 12 work hard to reach users on the move. Seattle-Tacoma is a highly competitive TV market, with the traditional Big Four affiliates all in the hunt in key races.

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ABC-Owned Stations Airing Special To Increase Financial Health In The Black Community

CBC News Launches Seven Local Podcasts Across Canada

CBC has launched seven new podcasts from CBC News, spotlighting and celebrating diverse local communities from P.E.I. to Vancouver Island, and answering listeners’ questions from across the country. Audiences are invited to […]

Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Rolls In Primetime, Total Day

Fox News’ coverage of the New Hampshire Primary helped the news channel sweep both the cable primetime and total day charts for the last week of January. Fox News averaged 2.1 million viewers for the week of January 22-29, topping MSNBC’s 1.2 million viewers and HGTV’s 891,000 watchers, according to Nielsen numbers provided by Fox News. The news network’s win was aided by its Jan. 23 coverage of the New Hampshire Primary, which averaged 3.3 million viewers from 8 to 11 p.m.

CBN News Channel Expands To Xfinity Cable In 25 States And DC

The CBN News Channel, a 24-hour news channel from a Christian perspective, is now available on Xfinity cable systems reaching 25 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., reaching morel than 7.5 million […]

AI & THE MEDIA

New York Times Is Building A Team To Explore AI In The Newsroom

The publication is hiring engineers and editors for a new team that will experiment with uses for generative AI, but says journalists will still write, edit and report the news.

Kristen Dahlgren, NBC News Correspondent, Steps Down To Focus On Breast Cancer Nonprofit

Kendis Gibson Joins WPIX New York News

Mission Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WPIX New York today added four-time national Emmy-winning journalist Kendis Gibson to the anchor desk of PIX11 News at 4 and 5 PM. During a distinguished career in both […]

Arizona Media Association To Distribute Up To 29 Political Debates In Partnership With Statewide Local Media

The Arizona Media Association (AMA) is partnering with the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and Riester ad agency to produce and distribute up to 29 political debates in Arizona during the […]

Court TV Promotes Reporter/Attorney Julia Jenaé To Anchor

Court TV today added Julia Jenaé to the network’s on-air anchor team. She joins Vinnie Politan, Julie Grant, Ted Rowlands, Michael Ayala and Ashley Willcott leading Court TV’s coverage of […]

Stewart Ledbetter To Retire From WPTZ Burlingon, Vt. After 40 Years

Adrienne Roark And Akili Franklin Join Kneeland Project Board

The Carole Kneeland Project announced that Adrienne Roark, president of content development and integration for CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures, and Akili Franklin, director of news management […]

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Fights To Free Detained Editor

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has hired Covington & Burling to advocate for the release of Alsu Kurmasheva, an editor for the media organization detained in Russia. Kurmasheva, a dual U.S.-Russian citizen, was arrested in October while visiting family in Russia and charged with failing to register as a foreign agent. She was one of two American journalists detained by Russia in 2023. In March, Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was arrested during a reporting trip and detained on espionage charges.

Memphis Journalist Amanda Hanson Dies At 38

Laural Porter Returns To KGW, Scales Back Anchor Duties

Jane Coaston, Lulu Garcia-Navarro And Reihan Salam Join CNN As On-Air Contributors

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KMBC’s ‘Chronicle’ Examines Controversy Of Historically Significant Landmark In Kansas

Sinclair Exec, Sun Owner David Smith Behind Lawsuit Against Baltimore Schools

New Baltimore Sun owner and Sinclair Broadcast Group Executive Chairman David Smith has been quietly involved in a lawsuit accusing Baltimore City Public Schools of defrauding taxpayers, documents show. Smith has had several discussions with the plaintiffs and their attorneys about the suit and is behind a corporation paying the plaintiff’s legal fees, according to documents obtained by The Baltimore Banner. All the while, Baltimore’s WBFF, Sinclair’s flagship station, has covered the case extensively without disclosing Smith’s role. A WBFF spokesperson said that WBFF reporters and staff did not know of Smith’s involvement in the lawsuit, and that the station will add disclosure to its stories. (Doug Wells/AP)