On May 31, 2019, a Virginia Beach city engineer shot and killed 12 people and seriously injured four others at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Today, the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation will donate $20,000 to The Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund, to assist the families of those killed or wounded during the mass shooting.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in Idaho and Ohio at stations owned by Hearst, Tegna and News-Press & Gazette.
According to a statement from the station, at approximately 9:43 p.m. on Friday night, a Louisville Metro Police Department officer directly aimed and fired pepper balls at WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust and her cameramen, James Dobson.
A new spot by WAVE Louisville, Ky., is taking its advertising message up a notch with a 60-second commercial that sells its services with sizzle. The spot not only promotes its creative production and reach to potential advertisers, it also acts a news image spot that sells its news ratings performances as well.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter include openings for assistant news directors, executive producers, news producers, reporters, promotion managers and engineers in Texas, South Carolina and Iowa.
“We all wanted to do our part to recognize our graduates, and I’m glad we were able to do that, while also letting them tell us what they had to say,” said Mark Klein, the creative services director for KALB, Gray’s NBC/CBS/CW affiliated stations in Alexandria, Louisiana.
When four news-producing TV stations in Richmond, Va., joined together in a promotional campaign pledging solidarity to the people of their city during this coronavirus crisis, little did they know that they would end up influencing “journalism on the other side of the globe.”
“WBAL-TV’s ‘Project CommUNITY Virtual Food Drive’ will provide a vital source of financial support that allows us to aggressively respond to the need today, while also being there for Maryland communities for months to come,” said Carmen Del Guercio, Maryland Food Bank’s president.
“As the need has doubled and even tripled locally in recent weeks, knowing this campaign will help provide millions of dollars in groceries for our neighbors statewide when they need us most is simply incredible—there’s never been a more important, impactful time for a campaign like this than right now,” said Julie Yurko, Northern Illinois Food Bank’s president.
The Care Package Challenge raised $106,776 — enough to provide 9,707 care packages to feed people throughout Northern Indiana. “During the months of March and April, nearly 7,000 new individuals visited this pantry for the first time,” said Marijo Martinec, Food Bank of Northern Indiana’s CEO. “We are forever grateful.”