Try to imagine the beginning of television. Images and sound floating through the air to land inside a little box in your living room. It must have appeared magical. Going 4 It, is a nostalgic retrospective revealing the inside story of the rise of WDIV Detroit.
WJXT, Graham Media’s independent station in Jacksonville, came up with a clever idea to create a fun holiday promo and help a local museum struggling due to the pandemic.
How well are news executives managing the technology that helps news teams produce more content for more platforms? Join the conversation Thursday at 1 p.m. ET.
Who are they? What have they done so that’s inspirational? People in Jacksonville can nominate who they think deserves recognition for their positive contributions.
High school seniors graduating in 2020 and excited for their moment on stage got their dreams dashed when the coronavirus crisis forced schools to delay, cancel or postpone graduation ceremonies. In Jacksonville, Bob Ellis, the general manager of Graham Media’s independent WJXT, said he felt compelled to do something to help “fill the emptiness so many people felt at having to stay home and have those graduations cancelled. It seemed a natural to go and figure out how to make it happen.”
WJXT and WCWJ, Graham Media’s stations in Jacksonville, partnered with Visit Jacksonville to create an annual voter-centric guide, JaxBest, highlighting the best local attractions and businesses that shape the city. “We invite Jacksonville to watch WJXT and WCWJ for updates on the Jax Best campaign,” said Michael Corrigan, Visit Jacksonville CEO.
WJXT, Graham Media’s independent station in Jacksonville, Fla., hopes a series of special reports and podcasts will generate new leads. The television special reports are about 3 minutes, and the podcasts, more in-depth, run about 22 minutes.
Never-before-seen footage highlights an hour-long documentary, High Rise – The Flood and Fury of Hurricane Irma , on WJXT tonight at 8. “The storm surge was nothing like we’d seen before,” said Bob Ellis, WJXT’s general manager.