And that’s the point.
Nearly 1,600 structures have been destroyed and one person has died in wildfires in Santa Cruz and Monterey County. The fires have consumed 269,919 acres and local residents continue to be displaced.
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.
Hannah Campbell is a reporter/multimedia journalist at KAIT, in Jonesboro, Ark. She’s been on the job for three weeks. I was interested in hearing from Campbell on what it’s like, how she’s adjusting and how her college training prepared her for the role.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a weekend meteorologist/morning anchor in Texas, multimedia journalists at two stations in Washington State, and a news producer in Virginia.
WECT, Grays NBC affiliate in Wilmington, North Carolina, raised more than $50,000 for children in the area who face food security as part of the Stop Summer Hunger Virtual Food Drive.
Their broadcast area was heavily damaged by an Aug. 10 derecho with 140-mph winds that lasted for 45 minutes. There is extensive damage to cities, homes and agriculture stretching from the center of the state and east into Illinois. A 40-mile-wide path of destruction is so severe it can be seen from satellite images.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for an off-camera multimedia journalist at Gray Television’s Washington news bureau.
A week after a rare weather event called a derecho hit eastern Iowa causing massive destruction, reporters in Cedar Rapids say there hasn’t been enough national network TV or cable news coverage.
On Monday, a rare weather event called a derecho hit Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “This derecho has damaged almost every property in a city of more than 130,000 people,” said Elizabeth Malicki, news anchor at KCRG in Cedar Rapids. Malicki wonders why the national press has ignored this story.