WPIX Goes To Central America To Document Immigrants’ StoriesMay 8th, 2019 by Paul Greeley
WPIX, Tribune’s CW affiliate in New York City, sent a news crew down to three countries in Central America, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, to report what conditions are like there. WPIX reporter Cristian Benavides and photographer Kenneth Pelczar spent a week there in late April. Benavides and Pelczar did live reports from the ground while there and, on their return, are sifting through all the material they gathered for a series of reports on WPIX’s newscasts titled, Trapped in the Triangle.
Watch Winning Society of Professional Journalists AwardsMay 2nd, 2019 by Paul Greeley
Watch winning examples from KPRC Houston; WDIO Duluth; KARE Minneapolis; WVUE New Orleans; WTHR Indianapolis; KCCI Des Moines; KDVR Denver; and KNTV San Francisco. The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932, when the Society of Professional Journalists (then called Sigma Delta Chi) first honored six individuals for contributions to journalism.
York’s WPMT Supporting Local Charities With FundraiserApril 26th, 2019 by Paul Greeley
WPMT York, Pa., is backing a fundraising effort, Give Local York, to help support York County charities and services. “Our plan is to be a part of making Give Local York a success for years to come, and to play witness to the impact that this annual event has on the place we call home,” said Christopher Topf, WPMT’s general manager.
Readers Rave About TVN’s Market ShareApril 25th, 2019 by Paul Greeley
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 Earns Journalism Awards From 2 State GroupsApril 18th, 2019 by Paul Greeley
WHO-TV picked up 28 awards for journalism excellence the past Saturday night at dual awards ceremonies in Missouri and Iowa.
KDVR-KWGN Campaign Supports Police And Their FamiliesApril 4th, 2019 by Paul Greeley
The stations will be hosting a phone bank, encouraging viewer participation, and again partnering with the Safeway Foundation for a donation drive. “Having the combination of a fantastic partner like Safeway and a community who rallies behind noble causes, I am confident we will see another successful year for the Support the Shield campaign,” said Joan Barrett, KDVR’s general manager.
WSFL’s Custom Promos Push Ratings For Syndicated ShowsApril 2nd, 2019 by Paul Greeley
WSFL, Tribune’s CW affiliate in Miami, created some custom promos in-house that yielded some impressive ratings growth for various time periods.
Chicago’s WGN Tells Its February Sweeps StoryMarch 6th, 2019 by Paul Greeley
In February, WGN Chicago said it ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in almost every weekday newscast in adults 25-54. And the WGN Morning News just celebrated its eighth year as the top-rated morning news in Chicago. “From hard-hitting investigative pieces to light-hearted morning news banter, our goal is to inform, update and entertain,” said Jennifer Lyons, WGN’s news director.
WPIX’s Marketing Team Creates Documentary SeriesFebruary 28th, 2019 by Paul Greeley
Not many local TV marketing departments get the chance to create long-form content like a four-part documentary. But the team at New York’s WPIX welcomed the challenge. “I think if you went to most creative services shops in the country, you would find a lot of frustrated filmmakers who would be dying to do something like this,” said Heath Benfield, the series creator.
Hey Bozo, WGN’s Airing A 50-Year Old Kid’s ShowFebruary 15th, 2019 by Paul Greeley
Bozo is back on the air in Chicago for a two-hour special, Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s, Sunday night on WGN. It’s been 50 years since it originally aired. Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s, will air unedited segments made up of sketches, guest circus acts and the Grand Prize Game, featuring the original cast.