The one constant about local television is change. But for the past 37 years, the one constant that hasn’t changed at WDTN is a community campaign called Coats for Kids.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a news engagement editor at WRAL-WRAZ in Raleigh, N.C.
TV stations are finding that new election software from Magis Media can be the differentiator for their station on election night. Ease of use, real-time mapping and a visually pleasing display all lead to better storytelling, they say.
WGN has a new anchor for its evening and late night newscasts. But he’s no stranger to Chicago, as the new image campaign to welcome him to WGN makes clear.
Someone’s been going around Northeast Indiana throwing paint on buildings. And the perpetrators aren’t ashamed; in fact, they’re proud of what they’ve done.
“There’s a story here about the importance of what we do, and the resiliency of the people that do it,” wrote Mark Klein, creative services director at KALB in Alexandria, Louisiana. “What’s been accomplished to broadcast life-saving information in Lake Charles and the other surrounding areas that were devastated by Laura is a testament to the strength of the individual stations, and how they’ve worked together under Gray to succeed against all obstacles.”
WMC, Gray’s NBC affiliate in Memphis, organized a fundraising event to supply each student in the largest school district in Tennessee with microphone equipped headsets to aid with virtual learning. “This goes to show just how critical local broadcasters can be to a community and our continued relevance in an increasing connected world,” said Jonathan Mitchell, WMC’s general manager.
Although Hurricane Laura, a category 4 hurricane, spared New Orleans, it did hit the coast of Louisiana west of the city hard causing wide-spread destruction, and forcing many to evacuate to New Orleans. So WDSU stepped up and organized a telethon to raise funds to feed the hungry victims. “Our community knows how devastating it can be to lose everything in a hurricane,” said Joel Vilmenay, WDSU’s general manager.
Since 2014, NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign has helped more than half a million pets find new homes. In Trenton, N.J., a dog that had been living in a shelter for seven years found a new home.
Karole Honas, the self-described newsroom mom, is retiring from TV news in Idaho. Honas said her “kids” graduated to big markets including Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Portland and Seattle.