Taking a page from the network news, local TV stations can create a sense of immediacy and urgency right at the beginning of the newscast. “That’s the secret sauce,” says Greg Derkowski, a veteran trainer.
TVNewsCheck‘s eighth annual NewsTECHForum takes place tomorrow both in person and via live stream from the New York Hilton. Broadcast executives representing “a wide cross-section of representation will lead discussions about how the news product and technology intersect,” says Michael Depp, TVNewsCheck editor, and executive producer of this year’s NewsTECHForum.
Hundreds of people will be holding their breaths Saturday night, because, for the first time, the winners of the 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Awards will be announced live during the virtual event.
A week after a rare weather event called a derecho hit eastern Iowa causing massive destruction, reporters in Cedar Rapids say there hasn’t been enough national network TV or cable news coverage.
On Monday, a rare weather event called a derecho hit Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “This derecho has damaged almost every property in a city of more than 130,000 people,” said Elizabeth Malicki, news anchor at KCRG in Cedar Rapids. Malicki wonders why the national press has ignored this story.
The event is the first of its kind devoted to exploring every part of the OTT value chain for news organizations from content/programming to back end technology and monetization.