WCVB, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Boston, managed to include “employees from all corners of the station” in the station’s Happy Holidays promo.
WCVB devoted part of its broadcast day to create awareness and raise funds for a non-profit, Home Base, that helps at-risk veterans and military families.
“Our friends at WCVB have once again shown why they are leaders in our community by generously dedicating a whole day to raising awareness and encouraging all of us to take action towards providing hunger-relief to those in need,” said Catherine D’Amato, Greater Boston Food Bank’s president.
To meet the need as people continue to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic, the Greater Boston Food Bank distributed over 9.5 million pounds of food in April, eclipsing the 8.1 million pounds distributed in March, now the two largest distribution months in the food bank’s history.
Through on-air broadcasts, Facebook updates, and website stories, local TV news operations are providing a reliable source about all the constant changes that seem to happen every minute. Let me know what your station is doing during this crisis. I’ll post updates as I get them.
Beginning in the EyeOpener newscast at 6 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., WCVB aired live cut-ins throughout the day during regularly scheduled programming featuring various topics related to helping heal the invisible wounds of war.
Two of Chronicle’s long-time leaders, Chris Stirling, executive producer, and Susan Sloane, managing editor, will be inducted as a team into The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter’s Silver Circle in November.
NewsCenter 5 Primetime: State of Gridlock is an in-depth look at the causes, the failures and the potential fixes to Boston’s traffic gridlock and the daily frustration it is causing to thousands of commuters trying to navigate the pitfalls of public transportation and local highways.
New ads posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in Roanoke, Va., and Boston in digital services and creative services posted by Gray and Hearst.
A cutting-edge study, Video News Research Project, will test the use of new forms of animation, graphics, and data visualization in video storytelling. Year-long, paid fellowship positions will be created as part of the project, one position at each of these stations in Chicago and Boston.