As TV stations across the country work to provide viewers with real time information about the coronavirus on-air, on social media and on their web sites, they are also creating messages to help calm the fear people are experiencing. Here are some examples.
KSHB, Scripps NBC affiliate in Kansas City, is seeing and sharing the stories of people helping each other through the coronavirus. It’s part of a campaign called We See You, that recognizes and honors those who are making contributions to others.
The Governor’s Statewide Town Hall airs on WSB (ABC), WGCL (CBS), Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), WXIA (NBC), WAGA (Fox) and WUGV (Univision).
A Milwaukee woman got a latenight idea, started a Facebook group, and a plan was hatched. “This is the ability for us to do something just to lift spirits,” said Julia Westphal.
The Coronavirus Crisis: A Fox 5 Live Special with Governor Larry Hogan airs tonight at 7, with a rebroadcast at 10:30.
CBS 46 Cares, The World of Weather, conducted weekdays at 1:15 p.m. by WGCL’s Chief Meteorologist Jennifer Valdez, is designed to help parents keep their children entertained while learning about the weather in a fun and innovative way.
We’re Open, a multiplatform campaign, is running in Scripps 42 local markets across their broadcast, over-the-top, digital and social media channels encouraging viewers to help local small businesses stay afloat through this challenging period.
TV stations around the country are sharing messages of hope and togetherness through their marketing and news coverage and posting their examples on social media. Sometimes, they’re posting funny and creative messages created by viewers. Here are some examples I’ve seen come across my Facebook and/or LinkedIn feeds.
Normally only turned on during the Christmas season, the lights will remain on 24 hours a day as a sign of hope for the community.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a seasoned news producer at WTTG, the Fox O&O in Washington, D.C. WTTG’s studio is located in the Friendship Heights neighborhood, just a few miles from Chevy Chase and the Maryland state line.