What if TV stations used some of their advertising airtime for messages that address social issues like injustice, racism, and discrimination? “We can be a force for good,” says Emily Barr, president of Graham Media Group, which owns seven stations.
Hoffa’s disappearance is one of the most notorious unsolved crimes of the 20th century. He lived most of his life in Detroit and was last seen 20 miles north of the city. Interest in what happened to Hoffa has never waned, and the mystery only deepens as the decades pass. Recent projects, including a Martin Scorsese film on the subject, are sparking a new wave of theories, investigation, and excitement about what seems to be the ultimate cold case.
When it comes to local TV marketing and creative services, I can’t tell you how many times I get called by stations asking if I know of a writer/producer or a creative services director I can recommend. So based on my experiences as someone who’s hired quite a few people at the local TV level in marketing, and as someone who was a front-line writer/producer, creative services director and broadcast group VP of marketing, here are some thoughts about how stations should retain and recruit.
Federal workers in Michigan out of work due to the government shutdown are calling out, Help Me Hank. And WDIV’s consumer reporter, Hank Winchester, is listening. Winchester and the station are providing news coverage that offers insight and resources for workers who are trying to stay afloat without getting a paycheck.
A news producer at WKMG Orlando, Fla., gets involved to help a homeless teen receive a full scholarship. “I will do it again tomorrow for somebody and nobody might ever know about it. It’s just what we do here. We do little things to try to help somebody all the time. That’s just what we do. I love working here. It was an exceptional day.”
KPRC is celebrating diversity by featuring profiles of Hispanic citizens in Houston including some from the station. “What better time to celebrate not only the high profile, but the everyday citizens, neighbors and co-workers who inspire us?” said Jerry Martin, KPRC’s general manager
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.
President Trump’s attacks on the news media spurred the RTDNA to ask its members to run editorials stressing the importance of a free press. While many newspapers took up the cry, only a handful of TV stations did. Here why some that did felt the need to go public and what their viewers thought of it.