OK, rave may be going too far. But over the past five years, I’ve received many comments from readers about Market Share. And I appreciate each and every one. So I thought I’d share some of their thoughts.
There are 14 different regions of winners, along with links to the examples, in the small and large television markets. I invite you to take a look, chose the region, the size market, the station and watch the examples.
WCVB, Boston’s ABC affiliate, took home awards for best newscast, continuing coverage of a single event, and coverage of a live, breaking event.
There are three new jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter for a COO/VP in San Francisco, an account executive in Des Moines, Iowa, and a general manager for two Fox stations in Panama City, Fla., and Dothan, Ala.
A trip to WNYW’s Tape Room, where the station keeps its archives, sparked an idea for reporter Dan Bowens. In the Tape Room, Bowens found old reports of crimes from the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area that have remained unsolved to this day. Bowens has produced 13 audio-only podcasts so far. Of those, four were made into TV stories and then those four were stitched together for a 22-minute special called The Tape Room.
WHO-TV picked up 28 awards for journalism excellence the past Saturday night at dual awards ceremonies in Missouri and Iowa.
The award-winning entry by WCVB’s investigative team, 5 Investigates, exposed numerous state police troopers and supervisors who were embroiled in a far-reaching overtime scandal within the Massachusetts State Police.
Since the Detroit’s Most Wanted series began on WXYZ nearly four years ago, 21 killers and dozens of dangerous criminals have been taken off the streets.
New TV jobs posted on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in news promotion and sales for stations owned by Sinclair, Hearst and Cox in Boston; Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Fla.; and Nashville.
When KWWL realized its market had a racial disparity problem, it addressed it head on. “We were greatly disturbed by this ranking and wanted to do something about it,” said Mike Cunningham, the Quincy Media NBC affiliate’s marketing director. Viewers were impressed. “We are blessed to have the caliber of journalists we do in our market,” said one.