“In terrible times like this pandemic, this was an example of a city and region at its best,” said Erik Schrader, WOIO’s general manager. “I received a text from one of our charities when I asked them about the results. They said it best. ‘It was the generosity of those who had little to give because they have little themselves. That’s Cleveland’.”
“Normally for a big celebration like this, we would gather a bunch of people and put them on the set and bring out a cake and really celebrate,” said Andrew Felix, WEAU’s creative services director. “However, because of COVID-19 and social distancing we had to do things differently.”
All Sinclair-owned outlets are engaging in on-air, digital and social media efforts to support this effort, and the company will match donations up to $100,000. The campaign raised more than $100,000 on the first day and to date, the amount is approaching $350,000.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for general managers, meteorologists, news producers, digital content creators, assistant news directors, multimedia journalists, assignment editors and chief engineers from Dallas to Dubuque, from Lansing to Lafayette.
“We started with user-generated videos from local comedians, radio personalities and restaurants,” said WCIU’s Steve Bailey. “The videos are real people talking about one of Chicagoans’ greatest passions, their food. We are delivering Chicago Food To Go on multiple broadcast platforms to maximize our support for local restaurants.”
“With so many schools canceled and families looking for way to keep their students engaged we were proud to offer this learning opportunity to our community,” said Ike Walker, KVLY’s general manager.
Eighty percent of LAUSD students live in poverty. Donations will help provide meals and urgently needed supplies, provide devices, digital libraries and books and help students to continue learning.
The masks will be available for free to all Gray employees, but the company wants the first delivery of cloth masks reserved for those full-time and part-time employees who continue to work in a Gray facility or out in the field.
Activities and resources are aligned to the same standards and assignments students would normally be working on at this point in the school year. “WLOX feels an obligation to leverage its resources to help school districts and parents in these extraordinary times,” said Rick Williams, WLOX general manager.
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