“We have really made this series about Los Angeles, and the big L.A. moments KTTV has shared with our viewers over the past 70 years,” said Pete Wilgoren, KTTV’s managing editor. “We are working hard to retrieve and restore priceless L.A. film archives as part of this anniversary process.”
As a result of its initial reporting, a source within the Buffalo diocese agreed to work with WKBW investigative reporter Charlie Specht and photojournalist Jeff Wick, providing the investigative team with evidence of a church cover-up.
TV stations have the power to be positive change agents in their communities. Bringing together community leaders to openly discuss issues that divide and unite neighborhoods in a town hall setting can be the first step. Two Hearst affiliates, one in Baltimore and the other in Pittsburgh, are broadcasting town hall meetings that address critical issues facing their communities.
Zak Rosen, Graham Media’s podcast director, said the podcasts use archival content already generated by WDIV’s TV news coverage of the stories, updated and enlarged with new interviews.
The stations will be hosting a phone bank, encouraging viewer participation, and again partnering with the Safeway Foundation for a donation drive. “Having the combination of a fantastic partner like Safeway and a community who rallies behind noble causes, I am confident we will see another successful year for the Support the Shield campaign,” said Joan Barrett, KDVR’s general manager.
WSFL, Tribune’s CW affiliate in Miami, created some custom promos in-house that yielded some impressive ratings growth for various time periods.
NewsCenter 5 Primetime: Trafficked in Massachusetts will delve into the underground world of human trafficking, where women are primarily the victims.
The new openings are in Seattle and for the Waypoint Media stations in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Indiana.
“The visual part of storytelling has long been a hallmark here at KCCI, and a recognizable part of what makes us ‘Iowa’s News Leader’,” said Donna Smith, KCCI chief photographer.
“Through outstanding content and a compelling marketing mix across the whole media ecosphere, the documentary has generated over 3.5 million views on broadcast and social, and the numbers are still growing,” said Scott Altus, KOMO’s creative services director.