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.
WCVB, Boston’s ABC affiliate, took home awards for best newscast, continuing coverage of a single event, and coverage of a live, breaking event.
The award-winning entry by WCVB’s investigative team, 5 Investigates, exposed numerous state police troopers and supervisors who were embroiled in a far-reaching overtime scandal within the Massachusetts State Police.
NewsCenter 5 Primetime: Trafficked in Massachusetts will delve into the underground world of human trafficking, where women are primarily the victims.
WCVB, the Hearst ABC affiliate in Boston, raised more than $350,000 to help those still struggling in the aftermath of a gas line disaster in September that caused explosions and more than 80 individual fires in Massachusetts. “We experienced first-hand the staff’s warmth, sincerity, and generosity; and it is clear why WCVB Channel 5 is such a trusted community partner,” said Carol Lavoie Schuster of the Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund team.