Journalism

Exclusives

  • Jessell | It's Now Up To The Market To Make 3.0 Work

    With its 3-2 vote yesterday to permit use of ATSC 3.0 on a voluntary basis, the FCC endows broadcasters who adopt the standard unprecedented freedom to determine what businesses they want to be in; what new services they want to provide; and how to go about implementing them. The FCC's hands-off approach also leaves broadcasters to cope with more uncertainty and risk than they are used to. More | Comments (12)
  • Front Office | Maximizing Local TV Ad Revenues

    BIA Kelsey’s Tom Buono and Mark Fratrik discuss several areas that they believe offer near-term opportunities for TV stations, including strong economic conditions, growing online/digital advertising, social media and cross-platform advertising, political advertising, ATSC 3.0 and more. More | Comments (1)
  • TVN Tech | MAM Evolving To Meet Newsroom Needs

    Media asset management systems are becoming more extensible, better integrated with newsroom technologies, and increasingly cloud-based, making it less important where the asset resides. Above: Earlier this year, Bitcentral announced that WFXG Augusta, Ga. was able to grow its news operations with the help of Bitcentral Oasis asset management and archive system, along with Precis for playout, a Ross OverDrive production control system and Grass Valley Edius nonlinear editing software. More | Add comment
  • Open Mike | Top 4 'Outrageous Myths' About ATSC 3.0

    With the FCC poised to approve the use of the new broadcast standard tomorrow, One Media EVP Jerry Fritz takes on the critics of the standard and the "horror stories" they tell about its impact on consumers and MVPDs. More | Comments (20)
  • Social Scorecard | WTVF Is Millions Ahead In Nashville

    WTVF, the Scripps-owned CBS affiliate in Nashville owned by Scripps, has twice as many social media actions as its next nearest competitor in the market over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. Including Facebook users in the newsgathering process, prudent use of Facebook Live and monitoring the various Nashville community Facebook pages are significant attributes to its success. More | Comments (1)
  • TVN's TV2020 Explains How Broadcasters Can Monetize Their Future

    Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Broadcasting and Sports, said the network faces changing sports consumer habits that have affected ratings, but it’s making a full court press with its upcoming Super Bowl and Olympics coverage. He also said ATSC 3.0 presents an opportunity for its stations if it can find “the right balance.” He was just one of many speakers at the second annual TVNewsCheck TV2020 conference. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross) More
  • Tracking The News Contribution Revolution

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    Wheeler
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    At TVNewsCheck’s upcoming NewsTECHForum, technology executives from ABC, NBC and Fox will look at the latest innovations in field reporting, editing, collaboration and transmission, mapping out what they want to see next from their contribution technology. More | Comments (5)
  • Tech To Court Next-Gen At NewsTECHForum

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    Carvin
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    McCracken
    AP's Andy Carvin, Quartz's John Keefe, The E.W. Scripps Co.'s Rob McCracken and GateHouse Media's Penny Riordan will look at how social platforms, bots and voice-enabled technologies are building audience engagement and loyalty among cord-cutting millennials at TVNewsCheck's sixth annual NewsTECH Forum on Dec. 11-12.   More | Comments (1)
  • News Tech Leaders To Mine Digital-TV Integration, Production At NewsTECHForum

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    Addalia
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    Roux
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    At TVNewsCheck’s upcoming NewsTECHForum, engineering, news technology and digital directors from Hearst Television, Cox Media Group, Fox Television Stations and Dalet will look to the newsroom’s evolving future in terms of digital and television production integration. More | Comments (3)
  • Nominations Open For TVN's Annual Women In Tech Awards

    The eighth annual awards ceremony and reception for TVNewsCheck’s 2018 Women in Technology Awards will take place at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April and will benefit the NAB Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program. More | Comments (2)

Special Reports

  • TVN's FCC Watch: A quick briefing on FCC proceedings affecting TV broadcasters from Washington communications attorneys David Oxenford and David O'Connor.
  • Multicasting 2017: A three-part examination of the revenue, programming and technology strategies of the diginet business.
  • Spectrum Repack: The estimated cost of moving nearly 1,000 TV stations to new channels in the post-auction repack on the TV band will likely reach $2 billion -- some $250 million more than the $1.75 billion Congress allocated for all relocation-related expenses.
  • Single Frequency Networks: With the spectrum repack and ATSC 3.0 on the horizen, broadcasters failing to think about SFNs now may prove to be quite shortsighted in the future.
  • TVN's Top 30 TV Station Groups: Its pending acquisition of Tribune Media boosts Sinclair from fourth to No. 1 in TVNewsCheck's annual station group ranking by spot revenue. Other groups that advanced multiple slots from a year ago include Univision, Gray, Ion Media Networks, Berkshire Hathaway and News-Press & Gazette.
  • 2017 NAB Show Tech Hot Topics: TVNewsCheck’s third annual multi-part series highlighting emerging tech trends in advance of the NAB Show. Topics include IP, virtualization, cameras, workflows, spectrum repack, ATSC 3.0, newsroom systems, graphics and master control.
  • 2016 — Year In Review: Revisit the year’s top developments in business, programming, journalism, technology, regulation and more.
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Mediaite Sues The Wrap Over Poaching Of Editor
The Hollywood Reporter, Nov 20, 2017, 2:11 PM EST
Dma 1: New York
WNBC-WNJU Launch San Juan News Bureau
TVNewsCheck, Nov 20, 2017, 9:17 AM EST
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Media Giving Up Its Place In Our Democracy
The Washington Post, Nov 20, 2017, 8:20 AM EST
Whatever side you’re on in the debate over journalism these days, you’re not going to like some of what I have to say. Let’s start with a basic fact. President Trump is engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on the free press in our history. Since early in the campaign, he has done everything he could to delegitimize the media — attacking us institutionally and individually. And I think his purpose is clear: a concerted campaign to raise doubts over whether we can be trusted when we report critically about his administration. Link | Comments (9)
dma 7: Houston
KPRC Weekend Anchor Anoushah Rasta Leaving
Mike McGuff, Nov 20, 2017, 7:41 AM EST
Market Share | DMA 51
WWL Exposes Failures During New Orleans Flood
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 20, 2017, 7:20 AM EST
Thomas Roberts Out, David Gura In At MSNBC
TVNewser, Nov 20, 2017, 6:08 AM EST
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Winter Is Here For Digital Media
Columbia Journalism Review, Nov 17, 2017, 3:30 PM EST
On a day in which a sitting U.S. Senator was accused of sexual assault and the White House hosted its first press briefing after a marathon foreign trip, the biggest theme in the media world was on the business side of the industry. “Something went crazy in the media bizosphere today,” press critic Jay Rosen tweeted. “A flood of news about companies.” Link | Add comment
DMA 3: Chicago
Darlene Hill Leaving WFLD Chicago After 23 Years
TVNewsCheck, Nov 17, 2017, 11:59 AM EST
Market Share | DMA 36: Cincinnati
WLWT’s Murder Story Promo Is Editor’s Dream
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 17, 2017, 8:23 AM EST
How To Be More Respectful After Shootings
Columbia Journalism Review, Nov 17, 2017, 7:55 AM EST
NPR Chairman Steps Down Amid Harassment Crisis
NPR, Nov 17, 2017, 7:51 AM EST
Axios Raises $20M For Newsroom Expansion
The Wall Street Journal, Nov 17, 2017, 6:38 AM EST
The media startup plans to use some of the financing to expand its capacity for data analysis, product development and audience growth, as well as developing new coverage areas and increasing staffing. Link | Add comment
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dma 3
Top 20 Market Social Media Report: Chicago
Share Rocket, Nov 16, 2017, 3:11 PM EST
HLN Is Changing Its Programming Lineup
TVNewser, Nov 16, 2017, 2:17 PM EST
David Chang Joins NBC’s Winter Olympics Coverage
Variety, Nov 16, 2017, 11:53 AM EST
DMA 100: Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NC
WNCT Names Shayla Reaves Evening Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 16, 2017, 10:56 AM EST
dma 6: Washington
WTTG Helps Reunite Marine With Stolen Photos
Inside Edition, Nov 16, 2017, 10:13 AM EST
WaPo Expands Media Coverage With Sarah Ellison
TVNewsCheck, Nov 16, 2017, 9:27 AM EST
Should Journalists Carry Narcan?
Columbia Journalism Review, Nov 16, 2017, 8:03 AM EST
A First Amendment Victory In St. Louis
RTDNA, Nov 16, 2017, 8:00 AM EST
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Ratings

Overnights, adults 18-49 for November 19, 2017
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    5.1/17
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    2.0/7
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    1.5/5
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    0.9/3
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    0.6/2
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    0.1/0
Source: Nielsen

Reviews

  • Hal Boedeker

    A reassuring example of older means getting better, Will & Grace struts back to NBC bolder, brassier and bawdier. Some like it tart, and this frisky frolic delivers. After eight seasons, the beloved sitcom felt faded at its fade-out in 2006. Eleven years later, the revival packs a joyous kick in the first three episodes. Here is an absolutely fabulous return with four irrepressible stars who are at their very best. Will & Grace is no gay dinosaur.

  • Matt Zoller Seitz

    Wonderstruck, overstuffed, corny and stirring, Star Trek: Discovery stands tall alongside the best-regarded incarnations of the Trek franchise even as it raids elements from all of them (including the recent J.J. Abrams film series, which Paramount says is set in an alternate timeline that has nothing to do with this one). Though handsomely produced, the show’s imagination seems to have been slightly reined in by commercial mandates — namely, reinvigorating Trek as a TV property and serving as a marquee title that would lure customers to CBS All Access, the network’s subscription-only service.

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