Everything’s bigger in Texas. Even investigative journalism. Find out why KXAN Austin’s latest investigation involved almost two dozen people in news, digital, production and marketing, and how the station balances that content on TV and digital platforms across all the Nexstar stations in the Lone Star State.
Thursday at 1 ET, join a TVNewsCheck webinar, Turn a Viewership Bump into a Long-Term Trend. Gather your tribe, order lunch in, and prepare to take notes as two station meteorologists and a senior strategist at The Weather Company share their strategies about how to make your news app the go-to-digital site for younger viewers.
TVNewsCheck has extended the special rate of $99 for a two-week job posting through June 30. It also added a package discount — three individual two-week postings for $249.
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.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter include openings for two general managers; one for a Nexstar station in Portland, Ore., and the other for a station in the Southeast owned by a large broadcast group.
WLS created a video of 41 musicians, 13 dancers and one singer performing separately and then mixed them all together for a rousing performance of Frank Sinatra’s Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town).
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.”
It’s one of the more anticipated events every year at the Promax Station Summit in Las Vegas, when attendees gather around the Stephen Arnold Music kiosk for the guitar giveaway drawing. This year, the contest was done remotely and the winner is a TV station general manager.