“We wanted to further our Juneteenth efforts this year by creating opportunities for learning and outreach that support the cause of combatting injustice and racism,” says Emily Barr, Graham Media’s president.
KTNV, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate, produced an hour-long special for its 65th anniversary of broadcasting that’s uniquely Las Vegas. It follows the Sin City’s history of colorful characters, Hollywood celebrities and mobsters through the boom times and the busts, from Elvis and the Rat Pack in the 50s to today. The one constant? The principles of journalism “haven’t changed throughout the decades,” says Emily Atuna, KTNV’s executive producer.
TVNewsCheck is sharing installments of “How To,” our original video series that solicits innovative, practical and actionable advice from TV experts in news, technology, sales and marketing. TV creatives, put your thinking caps on and tell us what topics you’d like to see explained.
As Louisiana moves closer to legalizing online sports betting, WBRZ, the Manship Media-owned ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge, is betting heavily that programs dedicated to those who gamble on sports is the next step for the online sports betting industry to transition from advertising on local TV to programming there.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center this week include openings for a multimedia sales account exec, a news producer, a general manager, a national sales manager, a broadcast technology manager, a senior account exec and a digital sales director.
During its months-long investigation, the TMJ4 I-Team regularly reported on Wisconsin’s overly complicated and neglected unemployment system, which collapsed under the pressure of the pandemic. It helped 83 people collect nearly $400,000 in unemployment back pay.
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WTVO in Rockford, Ill., just completed the seventh season of its high school quiz show, Bergstrom Stateline Quiz Bowl. The station has aired 230 episodes so far. “It has been just hugely successful,” says David Rydell, chairman of the Bergstrom Manufacturing company, the show’s title sponsor.
Local police officers responding to 911 calls in the Shreveport area sometimes encounter people suffering mental breakdowns, often leading to tragic results. KSLA’s Breakdown: The Frontline Response to the Mental Health Crisis documentary led to a change in how the area’s first responders react to psychiatric emergencies.
New jobs posted to the TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for meteorologists, news director, an executive news producer and an engineering director.
“It is important that we let viewers know in Durham and other places that we are really interested in what is happening there, we are committed to covering what is making news where they live and work,” says Rick Gall, WRAL Raleigh’s news director.
Race in Philly: One Year Later will examine what has transpired over the past year since George Floyd’s murder, as well as what steps are being taken in response by the city.
KTTV Los Angeles is airing Rising Up, a five-part docuseries, all this week in place of its normal 6 p.m. newscast. The series weaves together more than 25 interviews with activists, thought-leaders, law enforcement, politicians, journalists and protesters to tell the stories of the social justice movement in Los Angeles.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a senior vice president and regional manager at Nexstar, a media analyst opening that can be done from anywhere, and a GM/sales manager opening in a beach location.
KRBK Springfield, Mo., has a new morning promo that takes the idea of jump-starting your day to a whole new level. And to demonstrate that, the station needed a trampoline.
Research told WTMJ that their viewers want more positive news and the station’s response was the weeknightly Milwaukee Tonight. Local viewers and news directors across the country are already embracing it.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager, a brand manager, an assistant news director, a commercial producer, a traffic coordinator and a digital sales manager.
“In its more than 70 years of existence, The Broadcasters Foundation of America has provided financial assistance to every broadcaster who qualified, and we want to continue that track record,” says Scott Herman, the organization’s chairman. It needs help now due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We want viewers to see our people how we get to see them every day behind the scenes — down-to-earth and personable,” says Heath Benfield, promotion manager for WFXT, Cox’s Fox affiliate in Boston.