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WAPT Video Takes Viewers Inside The Station To Show How News Is Made

WAPT Jackson, Miss., created a video showing the behind-the-scenes of the inner workings of the station so that when their meteorologists, reporters or anchors visit classrooms or give presentations, they can share the inside story of what they do, and how they do it.

Jenny Tartikoff Out As Paramount’s EVP Of Global Communications

Jenny Tartikoff has stepped down as Paramount’s EVP of Global Communications, president and CEO Brian Robbins announced Wednesday. Tartikoff’s departure from the studio is effective immediately.

KTLA Hires Former KTTV News Director Erica Hill-Rodriguez

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Bobbi Gearhart Named VP and News Director of KTTV

Effective June 2023, Gearhart (pictured) will oversee all editorial, business, and administrative functions for KTTV, reporting directly to station Senior Vice President and General Manager of KTTV and KCOP Steve Carlston.

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Watch The Best Local TV Promos In Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association announced the winners for the top local TV promos in the state for news image, weather, sports and topicals. Watch them here.

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Graham Media Finding Viewers On YouTube With Solutions-Based Journalism

Graham Media’s Solutionaries is an experiment to grow a YouTube channel from zero based on solutions-based journalism. So far, so good. Overall views on Solutionaries’ YouTube channel are at 1.6 million.

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Stephen Arnold Music Releases Three News Music Packages

NBCU Beefs Up Olympics And Paralympics Media Partnership With Twitter

The new agreement, NBCU says, “demonstrates the value of big media and big tech aligning to super-serve audiences the content they love and want, while providing incremental reach and scale for advertisers.”

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WESH Orlando Promo Highlights Awards From Florida Broadcasters

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KING Seattle Covers Crime With Restraint And Substance

Crime is a legitimate topic for news coverage because of concerns about the public’s safety. KING’S mission in Seattle is to “cover crime in a way that helps them be informed and empowered in ways that make sense,” says News Director Julie Wolfe.

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‘GMA’s Robin Roberts Helps WAPT Provide Aid To Mississippi Tornado Survivors

Robert Crutchfield, Veteran TV Publicity Executive, Dies At 85

ESPN Corporate Comms VP Mike Soltys Cut After 43 Years In Disney Layoffs

The longtime executive was first hired by founder Bill Rasmussen in 1980 as a college intern. From 2003 to 2021, Soltys was responsible for strategic planning for publicity for ESPN’s U.S. networks including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN on ABC, ESPN’s college networks, ESPNEWS and ESPN Radio.

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WJZY ‘Goes Big,’ Taking Its 5 P.M. News On The Road

WJZY Charlotte, N.C.’s Queen City News Hometown initiative takes its 5 p.m. news on the road every Wednesday. You can say you’re the hometown station, but being out in neighborhoods doing the news speaks volumes.

Jessica Burstein, Longtime Photographer For The ‘Law & Order’ Franchise, Dies At 76

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a group senior producer of creative services (work from home), two multimedia journalists and a general manager.

Disney Communications Chief Kristina Schake Gets One-Year Contract Extension And Pay Raise

Kristina Schake, who joined Disney a little more than a year ago as EVP and chief communications officer, is getting a pay raise and a contract extension. In an SEC filing, the company said it made the moves due to an “increase in her responsibilities,” though it did not elaborate.

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WSVN’s Late News Delivers 61% Of Viewers During Flood

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WIVB Ranks First In Buffalo News During February Sweeps

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WCIU Chicago’s Interview Attire Clothing Drive Called ‘A Monumental Feat’

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a marketing manager, marketing producer/editor, marketing photog/editor, anchor/reporter, multimedia reporter, producer and executive producer of news/entertainment.

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WYFF Celebrates 70th Anniversary By Giving Back To Community

Warner Bros Discovery Unveils 3 Price Tiers For New Max Streaming Service

Warner Bros. Discovery unveiled three tiers for its new Max service today. The pricing keeps Max in line with HBO Max, and at the top end of the entertainment streaming spectrum. A price hike several months ago by HBO Max made it the most expensive service among major streamers, and the new set of plans will keep it just ahead of Netflix’s most popular U.S. plan, which now costs $15.49 a month. The top-end plan also gives Max 4K functionality and up to four concurrent log-ins, both increasingly popular options for discerning streaming consumers.

Philadelphia’s KYW Drops Eyewitness News With Rebrand Focused On Community

KYW Philadelphia is showing off new branding. Known as CBS Philadelphia, the station is erasing its “Eyewitness News” branding and going with “Finding Heart in Every Beat.”

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KMBC Collects More Than 500,000 Diapers For Happy Bottoms In Kansas City

KKR Buys Stake In Communications Firm FGS Global

Private equity firm KKR & Co. has agreed to buy a significant stake in FGS Global in a deal that values the financial communications group at about $1.4 billion. As part of the deal, KKR will buy up a 30% stake from senior employees at FGS Global and its largest investors, including London-based advertising giant WPP. WPP, which was founded by Martin Sorrell, will retain a majority stake in FGS Global.

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WPVI Highlights Women In Its Newsroom The Viewers Never See

WPVI Philadelphia turned the cameras on the women behind the scenes in the newsroom as part of Women’s History Month. “They are the foundation of Action News,” says Thomas Davis, WPVI’s VP and news director.

WWE Apologizes For Using Auschwitz Image In Preview Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment apologized Friday for using an image from the Auschwitz concentration camp to promote one of its matches during the first night of WrestleMania 39 last weekend. The image was used in a promotional package for the match between Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio on a preview show on […]

WCAU-WWSI Philadelphia Now Accepting Applications For NBCUniversal Local Impact Grants

NBCUniversal’s Philadelphia duopoly of WCAU (NBC10) and WWSI (Telemundo62) and Comcast NBCUniversal said that for the first time, they will be awarding $225,000 in unrestricted funds to eligible nonprofits located in the Greater Philadelphia region. The stations and Comcast NBCUniversal are also announcing the rebrand of the program, from “Project Innovation” to “NBCUniversal Local Impact Grants,” – reflecting […]

KNBC-KVEA Names Lizette Carbajal VP Of Community Relations/Communications

NBCU promotes the Southern California native to oversee community engagement and communications strategies for its Los Angeles NBC and Telemundo stations in a new, expanded role.