Local TV station news organizations are stepping up to provide coverage on many of the tangled issues this year when it comes to ‘back to school’. How is your station covering ‘back to school’? Send me your examples and any promotion for your coverage.
“We wanted to further our Juneteenth efforts this year by creating opportunities for learning and outreach that support the cause of combatting injustice and racism,” says Emily Barr, Graham Media’s president.
The May Heroes series will celebrate and spotlight people from different backgrounds across the Greater Houston area who are making a difference in the communities.
It’s not easy for local TV stations to broadcast its newscasts outside the station’s usual studio. But that’s exactly what WSLS, Graham Media’s NBC affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia will be doing every other Friday starting in May and ending in November in a new initiative called, WSLS 10 In Your Town.
Ken Haddad says he began the “Vaccine Hunter” project when he noticed a huge influx of emails and viewer feedback to the Graham Media NBC affiliate from people having trouble finding vaccines. “It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to offer life-saving information to our viewers,” he says.
Sherry Carpenter, WJXT’s creative services director, says viewers are already calling the station asking if they can buy The Morning Show bobble heads.
WDIV, Graham Media’s NBC affiliate in Detroit, was named “Station of the Year” for the seventh year in a row by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
TV stations make meaningful contributions and connections in a variety of beneficial ways with their communities. Here’s a round-up of how some stations are helping and serving their communities.
The series explores how the Crown Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) works to make it illegal to discriminate against someone over how they wear their hair.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a promotions manager in Detroit and a creative services photographer in Boston.