How people think and feel about what’s in the news, politics and other issues like the pandemic and racism, is being used by some local stations to hold news viewers deeper into newscasts and in some cases, drive them to upcomng newscasts. And what people care about is also being used to drive them to stations’ websites, apps and other social media platforms.
The Coronavirus Crisis: A Fox 5 Live Special with Governor Larry Hogan airs tonight at 7, with a rebroadcast at 10:30.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a seasoned news producer at WTTG, the Fox O&O in Washington, D.C. WTTG’s studio is located in the Friendship Heights neighborhood, just a few miles from Chevy Chase and the Maryland state line.
WTTG, the Fox-owned affiliate in Washington, D.C., is partnering with the Virginia State Police and State Farm on a teen drivers’ safety campaign called, Eyes Up, Phones Down. Research shows the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the most dangerous time for teen drivers. The leading cause for nearly 40% of these crashes is texting and driving.
How often do we read about teachers using their own money to buy supplies for their students because of cash-strapped school systems? This is a great example of how TV station news operations can, and do, hold community leaders accountable.
Local TV news back in the day used to frequently advertise in the local newspaper. Here are some random print ads that I found interesting. If you’ve got a print ad example from your TV station, or any other for that matter, from yesterday or today you’d like to share, send them to me.
WTTG Washington edited together a two-minute news tease promoting both the late night and early morning newscasts. The topical aired during halftime of Thursday Night Football. “The fans stayed up. The game got great ratings and the people stayed with us,” said Paul McGonagle, WTTG’s news director.