High school seniors graduating in 2020 and excited for their moment on stage got their dreams dashed when the coronavirus crisis forced schools to delay, cancel or postpone graduation ceremonies. In Jacksonville, Bob Ellis, the general manager of Graham Media’s independent WJXT, said he felt compelled to do something to help “fill the emptiness so many people felt at having to stay home and have those graduations cancelled. It seemed a natural to go and figure out how to make it happen.”
Kristen Joyal has been named marketing director of WTLV, (First Coast News), Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Jacksonville, Fla.
A search of YouTube reveals some recent news image spots on the air in Australia, Cleveland, Fort Wayne, Sacramento and Jacksonville.
96 Hours of Anguish is a raw, real and graphic look at the destruction in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian, which struck the islands starting Sept. 1. Vic Micolucci, WJXT reporter and photojournalist Jesse Hanson spent four days, 96 hours, on the ground and in the air covering the disaster from the hardest hit areas.
On Saturday, Aug. 24, 21,000 fans packed a football stadium to watch six high school football teams play a triple header, and thousands more watched the first-ever triple-header football broadcast on WJXT, Graham Media’s independent station in Jacksonville, Fla., or watched it stream online.
WJXT and WCWJ, Graham Media’s stations in Jacksonville, partnered with Visit Jacksonville to create an annual voter-centric guide, JaxBest, highlighting the best local attractions and businesses that shape the city. “We invite Jacksonville to watch WJXT and WCWJ for updates on the Jax Best campaign,” said Michael Corrigan, Visit Jacksonville CEO.
TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter was busy last week. Jobs were posted by 5 different broadcast companies, some well-known like Cox and Meredith, and some by lesser known media companies like Lockwood, Waypoint and Morgan Murphy.
WJXT, Graham Media’s independent station in Jacksonville, Fla., hopes a series of special reports and podcasts will generate new leads. The television special reports are about 3 minutes, and the podcasts, more in-depth, run about 22 minutes.