OK, rave may be going too far. But over the past five years, I’ve received many comments from readers about Market Share. And I appreciate each and every one. So I thought I’d share some of their thoughts.
WHO-TV picked up 28 awards for journalism excellence the past Saturday night at dual awards ceremonies in Missouri and Iowa.
New TV jobs posted on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in news promotion and sales for stations owned by Sinclair, Hearst and Cox in Boston; Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Fla.; and Nashville.
When KWWL realized its market had a racial disparity problem, it addressed it head on. “We were greatly disturbed by this ranking and wanted to do something about it,” said Mike Cunningham, the Quincy Media NBC affiliate’s marketing director. Viewers were impressed. “We are blessed to have the caliber of journalists we do in our market,” said one.
Paulson takes over the position vacated when former boss Austin Kellerman, left to become director of digital content for Nexstar corporate in February.
TV stations have the power to be positive change agents in their communities. Bringing together community leaders to openly discuss issues that divide and unite neighborhoods in a town hall setting can be the first step. Two Hearst affiliates, one in Baltimore and the other in Pittsburgh, are broadcasting town hall meetings that address critical issues facing their communities.
Zak Rosen, Graham Media’s podcast director, said the podcasts use archival content already generated by WDIV’s TV news coverage of the stories, updated and enlarged with new interviews.
A recent study shows South Carolina is one of the deadliest states for women – ranking 6th in the nation for women killed by men. “This issue has devastated so many South Carolina families,” said Bruce Barkley, WYFF’s news director. “We want to continue to tell the stories of these courageous survivors and work to find ways to stop the violence.”
Matthew Lebowitz, the station’s creative services director, sent me a note about what the station is doing to celebrate. “We wanted to celebrate the 70 year milestone, while keeping our eye on the future,” said Lebowitz.
The series examines Texas Railroad Commission Chairman, Christi Craddick, and the conflicts of interest related to her politically prominent family and her position as the state’s most powerful oil and gas regulator.