Project Community: Day of Giving, raised $1.2 million, the equivalent of more than 6 million meals for area communities. It was the largest single day fundraising in the station’s 62-year history.
“As children, families, and seniors across the Heartland continue to struggle with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many find themselves in the unfamiliar position of seeking emergency food assistance,” said Brian Barks, Food Bank for the Heartland’s president.
TV stations around the country are sharing messages of hope and togetherness through their marketing and news coverage and posting their examples on social media. Sometimes, they’re posting funny and creative messages created by viewers. Here are some examples I’ve seen come across my Facebook and/or LinkedIn feeds.
“Our mission is to inform and protect the Jackson community,” said Mike Neelly, WAPT’s general manager. “Expanding our newscasts is just one more way we’re able to do this. This community service will help us in our commitment to delivering facts over fear on all our platforms.”
Through on-air broadcasts, Facebook updates, and website stories, local TV news operations are providing a reliable source about all the constant changes that seem to happen every minute. Let me know what your station is doing during this crisis. I’ll post updates as I get them.
That’s because many travelers who may have been exposed to the virus are being quarantined at two locations in Omaha. “It’s not often that you have a midsize television market playing an important part in covering a global story,” said John Livingston, KETV’s creative services director.
Justin, Scott and Spiegel Shouldn’t Be On TV, a half-hour TV show featuring Baltimore’s top-rated radio morning show Justin, Scott and Spiegel from WIYY-FM (98 Rock) returned this past weekend immediately following Saturday Night Live on WBAL.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a media specialist at a top 5 market O&O, a maintenance technician for a Hearst station in the midwest, and a programming and content distribution director for Illinois Public Media.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager to develop a local 24-hours sports network, and a national sales manager at a Hearst station in the midwest.
Your ad on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center just got more compelling because it can now be more than just words. It can be a multimedia experience complete with pictures and videos.