Karole Honas, the self-described newsroom mom, is retiring from TV news in Idaho. Honas said her “kids” graduated to big markets including Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Portland and Seattle.
If ever there was a time to focus and brand news coverage on education, it’s now. What was a reliable, routine, well-oiled machine—the physical act of education, going to school—has turned into chaos and uncertainty due to Covid 19.
“So you thought digital changed the marketing rules? I’d like to introduce you to March 2020,” wrote Tina Veon, creative services director at KDKA, the CBS O&O in Pittsburgh. “Not only did our world change, so did how we effectively market our television stations. And, what’s even more fun, we got to reinvent our marketing plans … weekly.”
Sara Shouhayib, news anchor at KBAK Bakersfield, Calif., is the daughter of Lebanese immigrants who live in Michigan. Shouhayib’s sister and family were in Beirut when the blast occurred. “I wasn’t going to talk about my Lebanese connection, because we’re not supposed to do that as journalists, but my news director and I decided to.”
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for an off-camera multimedia journalist at Gray Television’s Washington news bureau.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a chief engineer in South Carolina and a master control operator in New York.
Perry Sook, Nexstar Media Group’s chairman and president, says the company is dedicating the equivalent of $120 million this year to promote its national newscast, News Nation. How will that money be spent? What media is being used? And what will the creative be?
Perhaps a significant step toward real equality could begin with televised dialogues, conversations, interactions and discussions so racial inequality gets exposed to thousands of people in communities all over the U.S., and a path to equality begins to emerge.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a creative services director at Nexstar’s WDAF, the Fox affiliate in Kansas City.
A week after a rare weather event called a derecho hit eastern Iowa causing massive destruction, reporters in Cedar Rapids say there hasn’t been enough national network TV or cable news coverage.