During its months-long investigation, the TMJ4 I-Team regularly reported on Wisconsin’s overly complicated and neglected unemployment system, which collapsed under the pressure of the pandemic. It helped 83 people collect nearly $400,000 in unemployment back pay.
TV stations that used Magis Media’s election mapping software say a new version that tracks COVID vaccine data is much like the election display — easy to use and visually dynamic for better storytelling.
WMLW, Weigel Broadcasting’s independent station in Milwaukee, held an hour-long, live Q&A with an expert health panel answering viewer questions regarding COVID vaccine.
“These were a ton of fun to put together and a great way to give us more ownership of the Super Bowl,” says Thomas Wegmann, the station’s creative services director.
FX Design Group gets three nominations in the Promax North America Station Summit Awards 2020 for its designs for KOIN in Portland, Oregon: WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina; and WITI in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A Milwaukee woman got a latenight idea, started a Facebook group, and a plan was hatched. “This is the ability for us to do something just to lift spirits,” said Julia Westphal.
Anne Brown, marketing director for WITI, Nexstar’s Fox affiliate in Milwaukee, offered to share her station’s Super Bowl promos. If any Fox affiliates want to share their creative efforts, please let me know. My phone number and email address are always listed at the top of the column.
Winters can be brutally cold in Milwaukee. Like minus 26 degrees below zero, the coldest temperature recorded there. This year, WITI’s FOX6 Coats for Kids drive is expected to deliver more than 10,000 coats to area children.
Santa, in one continuous 30-second take, stops by the news anchor desk, a dairy farmer endorses a morning weather lady and a punchy political coverage spot are some of the new promos from Boston, Milwaukee, Tampa and other markets around the country.
Morgan Murphy Media, a privately-held broadcast group, has rare openings for a general manager and news director at its Madison and La Crosse, Wis., TV stations. Morgan Murphy is committed to quality journalism, and has won five national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the RTDNA in the past four years, including the top prize for overall excellence in 2016.