Understanding Title IX is a new Poynter course to help student journalists navigate this complex f
Quick — explain how Title IX works! If youre anything like me, this question from a student would give me that real deer-in-the-headlights face, the one I hate to show because its 2021 and how do I not know everything yet? I knew bits and pieces of the way the system worked, but I didnt […] The post Understanding Title IX is a new Poynter course to help student journalists navigate this complex federal law appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:00:49 AM
Jelani Cobb on the killing of Daunte Wright, the Derek Chauvin trial, and how to tell the whole stor
Reporters were in Minneapolis covering the trial of Derek Chauvin when news broke about the police shooting of Daunte Wright. On this weeks Kicker, Jelani Cobb, a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of “The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress,” joins Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of CJR, […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, April 16, 2021 2:10:52 PM
Weighing different paths to funding local news
As discussions on how to help save local news continue, new bills and ideas have come to the fore. Independent newspapers are coalescing around the Local Journalism Sustainability Act which proposes direct subsidies (in the form of tax credits) for news subscribers, local journalists and small business advertisers. Sweden has a similar news subsidy system. […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, April 16, 2021 10:17:14 AM
A season of turnover
On Wednesday, Kim Godwin, an executive at CBS News, was named as the next president of ABC News, a rival network. She will replace James Goldston, and be the first Black woman to run a broadcast TV news division . As word of Godwins move went around, we also learned that Susan Zirinsky , her boss at CBS, would be stepping down. Zirinsky plans to stay at CBS in a production role, but she will be replaced atop the news division by two new hires —Neeraj Khemlani, currently an executive at Hear...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, April 16, 2021 7:27:30 AM
Block Club Chicago offered two versions of the same breaking news story — with and without a horrify
Body camera footage showing a Chicago police officer fatally shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo was released on Thursday. Jen Sabella, co-founder and director of strategy of the local nonprofit newsroom Block Club Chicago, watched the video, which shows the boy with his hands up before being shot, and felt sick to her stomach. As a journalist,...
Nieman Labs at Friday, April 16, 2021 6:49:21 AM
Why the 1980s were a golden age for the NBAs press corps
Decades before social media allowed players to control the narrative, the National Basketball Association relied on the press to spread the word of an emerging league and its talented players. In this excerpt from “From Hang Time to Prime Time: Business, Entertainment, and the Birth of the Modern-day NBA” (Atria Books, $27), author Pete Croatto, […] The post Why the 1980s were a golden age for the NBAs press corps appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 16, 2021 6:45:41 AM
CBS News names a new president and its, actually, two people
Figuring out who the heck is running network news this week has turned into a dizzying game of musical chairs. CBS News president Susan Zirinsky is giving up her seat. Her No. 2, Kimberly Godwin, grabbed the big chair at ABC News. That left an opening at CBS News. When the music stopped again on […] The post CBS News names a new president and its, actually, two people appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 16, 2021 6:30:20 AM
The coronavirus has closed more than 70 local newsrooms across America. And counting.
This story was last updated on April 16, 2021. In many places, it started with a cut in print days. Furloughs. Layoffs. Just to get through the crisis, newsroom leaders told readers. In some places, none of it was enough. Now, small newsrooms around the country, often more than 100 years old, often the only […] The post The coronavirus has closed more than 70 local newsrooms across America. And counting. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 16, 2021 6:10:51 AM
5,800 fully vaccinated people have gotten breakthrough COVID-19
Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 5,800 Americans who have been fully vaccinated have gotten […] The post 5,800 fully vaccinated people have gotten breakthrough COVID-19 appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 16, 2021 5:00:03 AM
How often do police confuse firearms for stun guns?
Two major events are unfolding in Minnesota: the trial of a former police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, and protests over the recent fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright. Both cases involved white police officers and Black men. Many people around the country say that Wrights April 11 shooting in Brooklyn Center, Minn., is […] The post How often do police confuse firearms for stun guns? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 16, 2021 4:55:31 AM
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TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:57:12 PM
Did a 1950s PSA predict the coronavirus?
A YouTube video claiming to be a public service announcement from the 1950s has gone viral. The video warns of a virus that will break out by the year 2020. But did experts really predict a 2020 virus more than 60 years ago? Heres how we fact-checked it. Look for evidence When you come across […] The post Did a 1950s PSA predict the coronavirus? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:38:46 PM
Vizrt Intros Vizrt Channel Branding With Flexible Access
Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling solutions for media content creators, today debuted Vizrt Channel Branding. One of five software Solution Suites made available exclusively through Flexible Access, Vizrt Channel Branding makes complex channel branding graphics simple for customers faced with the growing need to promote more content across more channels. The company […] The post Vizrt Intros Vizrt Channel Branding With Flexible Access appeared first on T...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:17:13 PM
Claims that Bill Gates is going to block the sun lack context
For years, misinformation about the climate has circulated online. Now, some social media users are claiming that billionaire Bill Gates is planning to spray dust into the atmosphere to “block the sun” as a way to combat global warming. These claims have circulated widely across social media, including YouTube, with some questioning how blocking the […] The post Claims that Bill Gates is going to block the sun lack context appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:42:20 PM
NBCU Telemundo Enterprises Launches Financial Literacy Campaign
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is celebrating Financial Literacy Month with the kickoff of Nuestras Finanzas (Our Finances), a national program designed to inform and encourage U.S. Hispanics to accelerate their financial freedom and success. As part of Telemundos corporate social responsibility platform, El Poder en Ti (The Power in You), the new program will raise awareness about the importance […] The post NBCU Telemundo Enterprises Launches Financial Literacy Campaign appeare...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:31:09 PM
TV Nets Demand Nielsen Submit To Audit
CBS, ABC, NBC and other TV networks want the company that audits their audiences every day to submit to an audit of its own. The Video Advertising Bureau, an industry group that represents the TV networks to Madison Avenue, is demanding that Nielsen, the arbiter of TV ratings, submit to a third-party audit from Ernst & Young, the latest salvo in a battle between to the two sides over how TV audiences were counted during the coronavirus pandemic. The post TV Nets Demand Nielsen Submit To A...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:10:36 PM
Kim Godwin makes history by taking over as ABC News president
Its official. Kimberly Godwin has been named president of ABC News, making her the first Black executive to run a broadcast network news division. Word of Godwin taking over at ABC News has been out for a week and the deal was finalized and announced Wednesday. Godwin goes to ABC News from CBS News, where […] The post Kim Godwin makes history by taking over as ABC News president appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:00:48 PM
Military Veterans in Journalism teams up with the Poynter Institute and Craig Newmark Philanthropies
New York (April 15, 2021): Military Veterans in Journalism (MVJ) and the Poynter Institute are teaming up to offer veterans more than $20,000 of journalism training and two fellowships, thanks to a grant awarded by Craig Newmark Philanthropies. “We owe a lot to vets and their families, and we need to hear from them,” said […] The post Military Veterans in Journalism teams up with the Poynter Institute and Craig Newmark Philanthropies to provide vets with critical journalism training, fe...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:54:02 PM
Oscars May Have Trouble Overcoming TVs Awards Show Ratings Problems
Live events like awards shows were supposed to be what saves broadcast TV. But even while theyre stuck at home in the middle of a pandemic, viewers have lost interest in kudocasts — and the ratings declines this year dont bode well for the future of the form. The recent performance of the Golden Globes, Grammys and SAG Awards should make the producers of this months Oscars nervous. So far this year, year-to-year viewership for The CWs Critics Choice Awards dropped 69%; NBCs Golden Globes ce...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:48:30 PM
Cantwell: Jobs Plan Should Buttress Broadcasting
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), chair of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee, says she is going to push for local broadcast and print media to be considered critical infrastructure that needs preserving. The Biden Administration has been pushing its massive $1.9 trillion American Jobs Plan infrastructure bill. That plan does not address local journalism as critical infrastructure in need of government support, but Cantwell said it should and she will work to try to make that happen. The post...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:32:12 PM
Reuters Setting Up $35 Monthly Paywall
Reuters today became the latest news site to put its content behind a paywall. Parent company Thomson Reuters plans to launch a new subscription-based website as “part of a broad initiative to court business professionals.” Reuters “is hoping to attract professional audiences prepared to pay $34.99 per month for a deeper level of coverage and data.” The new site will focus on coverage of legal, health and auto issues, among others. The post Reuters Setting Up $35 Monthly Paywall appeared fir...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:17:49 AM
Substack will spend $1 million to support “up to 30” local news writers
Citing the success of publications like The Charlotte Ledger and Torontos City Hall Watcher, Substack has announced it will spend $1 million to support a new group of local news writers on the platform. The email newsletter platform joins other tech companies — Google and Facebook most prominently among them — in launching programs to...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:36:24 AM
Would you pay $34.99 a month to get news from Reuters.com? Thats their hope
Seven years after scrapping its plans to launch an ambitious consumer-facing product, Reuters Next, Reuters is trying again to expand beyond its wire service roots and make itself more of a news destination for “business professionals.” The price for full access to the previously $0 Reuters.com will be $34.99 per month, after the currently free...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:27:18 AM
Veritone Extends Agreement With Audacy
Veritone Inc., creator of the aiWARE operating system for artificial intelligence, has extended its agreement with Audacy (formerly known as Entercom), a scaled, multiplatform audio content and entertainment company and radio station group. Audacy was one of the earliest adopters of Veritone Discovery, the AI-powered content search and analysis application that enables Audacy to ingest, index, organize and […] The post Veritone Extends Agreement With Audacy appeared first on TV News C...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:03:41 AM
Chyron Releases Prime Live Platform For Broadcast-Quality Production Anywhere
Chyron has released the Prime Live Platform, which it calls “a dynamic, scalable, full-featured production engine that bridges legacy workflows with the future of live content creation and distribution. As Version 4 of Chyron’s acclaimed Prime product family, the Prime Live Platform boasts the industry-leading graphics, clips, and branding capabilities of earlier Prime releases, as […] The post Chyron Releases Prime Live Platform For Broadcast-Quality Production Anywhere appeared...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:56:51 AM
Mo-Sys Expands L.A. Sales And Commercial Team
Mo-Sys Engineering, a global provider of virtual production and image robotics, has named Tanner Woodward sales director, West Coast U.S. Arriving at Mo-Sys with extensive industry experience, Woodward joins from RED Digital Cinema, where he spent five years managing existing channel partners and establishing new dealer networks, as well as creating the corporate creative vertical. Working with a wide variety of creatives, from small content creators to large scale […] The post Mo-Sys E...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:46:56 AM
Nagra Partners With SITI Networks To Launch Android TV Set-Top Box
Nagra, a worldwide provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, today announced that SITI Networks Ltd., an Essel Group Company and one of Indias largest multi-system operators, has selected Nagras cardless content security solution for its forthcoming Android TV Set top box launch. This represents Nagras first Android TV project in India based on […] The post Nagra Partners With SITI Networks To Launch Android TV Set-Top Box appeared first on TV News Check ...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:37:21 AM
Riedel’s Artist-1024 And Bolero Chosen For Cinevideo SRL UHD-12G OB Van
Cinevideo SRL, a leading Italian provider of outside broadcasting (OB) production services, has chosen Riedel Communications solutions to provide seamless and reliable crew communications on board its brand-new UHD-12G OB van. The Riedel installation includes a top-of-the-line Artist-1024 digital matrix intercom node supporting a Bolero wireless intercom system. “Riedel’s Artist and Bolero make a powerful […] The post Riedel’s Artist-1024 And Bolero Chosen For Cinevide...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:09:35 AM
Rapid.Space Launches VPSBrute To Provide Hyperopen Cloud Service
Rapid.Space has introduced its new flagship servers, the VPSBrute model, to its global network. This new range of servers is at the upper-end of Rapid.Spaces Hyperopen cloud products, and complements the standard VPS model available from Rapid.Space. It is immediately available in selected EU and Asian data centers before worldwide rollout commences. The VPSBrute model provides […] The post Rapid.Space Launches VPSBrute To Provide Hyperopen Cloud Service appeared first on TV News Che...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:58:22 AM
Many Americans dont support journalistic values, study says
Most — if not all — journalists likely share a commitment to a set of journalistic values, including a belief that those in power should be subject to oversight, that transparency is the right approach to important information, that facts are required to get to the truth, that the less powerful deserve a voice, and that revealing the flaws in society helps us to deal with them. But do consumers share a commitment to these values? A study published on Wednesday by the Media Insight Project ...
Columbia Journalism Review at Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:50:53 AM
Bad News For Journalists. But There’s Hope
A new study, “A New Way of Looking at Trust in Media,”from the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between API and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, finds that only one of five core values touted by journalists also shares the support of a majority of Americans. Support for these values does not break cleanly along party, demographic or ideological lines but rather seems to be driven by “moral instincts.” Given that trust in the news media has fallen from about 70%...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:41:38 AM
Journalists, listen to veterans of the war in Afghanistan and their families
People enlisting in the military today may not have been born when America entered Afghanistan two decades ago in a war that President Joe Biden says will end soon. The patriotic motivations to avenge the 9/11 attack on America were reminiscent of my mother and fathers decision to enlist after the attack on Pearl Harbor. […] The post Journalists, listen to veterans of the war in Afghanistan and their families appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:25:21 AM
Factually: US Fact-checkers pause to explain J&J
Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and misinformation from Poynters International Fact-Checking Network. Sign up here to receive it on your email every Thursday. Explaining a pause This week, fact-checkers in the United States faced a similar challenge to one faced by their European counterparts a little less than one month ago. In mid-March, several […] The post Factually: US Fact-checkers pause to explain J&J appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:00:51 AM
How Big IP Is Driving The Streaming Wars
As legacy media companies like Disney, WarnerMedia, ViacomCBS and Comcast have launched their own direct-to- consumer divisions, the demand for preexisting storylines that offer recognizable titles, characters, stars and settings has turned into a frenzy. As such, entertainment giants have reorganized their businesses around their recognizable intellectual properties — known in industry parlance as IP — regardless of how the content is ultimately delivered to the consumer. In doing so, they are ...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:15:25 AM
CDC panel extends pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The future of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is uncertain. A Centers for Disease Control […] The post CDC panel extends pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:00:51 AM
Answers to common questions and concerns about coronavirus vaccines
If youre not one of the 120 million Americans who have already received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, you may be wondering: Is the shot worth it? And is it safe? Youre not alone. A March poll found that 13% of Americans say they will “definitely not” get vaccinated, with Republicans and white evangelical […] The post Answers to common questions and concerns about coronavirus vaccines appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:55:44 AM
Some personal news: We have a new series on layoffs and the people who left news during the pandemic
Three words — “Some personal news” — might slow your scroll on Twitter. Someone is leaving their job. Someone is starting a new job. Someone got laid off. We saw that one a lot last year. We dont have solid numbers for the people who left the news, voluntarily or involuntarily, during the pandemic. And […] The post Some personal news: We have a new series on layoffs and the people who left news during the pandemic appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:30:56 AM
White House Correspondents Association Cancels Dinner Again
The White House Correspondents Association has tabled its annual dinner event for 2021, citing pandemic conditions and the inability to host a large indoor event. The WHCA dinner, traditionally held in April, has become an annual media event that typically includes a performance by a top comedian and a good-humored address from the sitting U.S. President. The event struggled during the Trump years given President Donald Trumps hostility to journalists and his refusal to attend. The post Whit...
TV News Check at Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:56:05 PM
Telestream Introduces Its Cloud Transform Service
Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today debuted Telestream Cloud Transform. A cloud-native service built from years of proven media transcoding and workflow technology, Telestream Cloud Transform is an API-driven, cloud agnostic, media processing and transcoding service. “Weve taken […] The post Telestream Introduces Its Cloud Transform Service appeared fi...
TV News Check at Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:13:43 PM
Philanthropic support is a small but growing revenue stream for The Guardian, reaching a record-brea
There has been much (understandable!) handwringing over how the pandemic would affect big donor support for news organizations. With all the economic uncertainty, would foundations take a more conservative approach? Would funds get redirected away from journalism to Covid-specific efforts? For one news organization, at least, the answer was a comforting “no.” The Guardian —...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:10:28 PM
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause and the medias role in communicating risk
Early yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that the US pause distribution of Johnson & Johnsons coronavirus vaccine following reports of blood clotting in six recipients, all of them women aged between eighteen and forty-eight, one of whom has died and another of whom is critically ill. States, businesses, and federal facilities quickly followed the guidance . Around seven million people have received the J&J vaccin...
Columbia Journalism Review at Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:25:35 AM
Will Live TV Bounce Back Post-Pandemic?
Events that audiences can watch collectively — such as major sporting events and awards shows — increase in value as advertisers have fewer opportunities to reach large audiences all at once. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the r...
TV News Check at Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:30:07 AM
Avid And LiveU Enable Secure Remote IP Contribution Through MediaCentral | Stream
Avid has set a strategic partnership with LiveU to enable the ingest of IP streams for television news and remote live TV production in Avids MediaCentral platform. This collaboration with LiveU, inventor and innovator of cellular bonding for transmitting high-quality live video, builds on Avids strategy to simplify on-premise and cloud-based production workflows and provide unparalleled openness for broadcasters […] The post Avid And LiveU Enable Secure Remote IP Contribution Through...
TV News Check at Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:19:32 PM
Univision And Televisa Set Merger Deal To Create Spanish-Language Content Powerhouse
Univision and Televisa have come to terms on a merger agreement, a long-awaited deal that will create a Spanish-language TV giant with broad reach in Mexico and the U.S. The deal calls for Televisa to contribute its media, content and production assets and a handful of networks to a new entity to be known as Televisa-Univision. Televisas assets are valued at $4.8 billion. The new company will be led by Univision CEO Wade Davis, who headed the investor group that acquired Univision in early 2020...
TV News Check at Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:53:11 PM
“Where there is disruption, there is opportunity”: What does the future hold for nonprofit newsrooms
On March 18, 2020, the staff at Isthmus, a 45 year old alt-weekly newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin, were scrambling to assemble that weeks newspaper for a coronavirus edition; they had just scrapped their original cover story. But after the paper ran the next morning, Isthmus owners told staff that the alt-weeklys best chance for survival […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:00:23 PM
Washington Post public editor: Bezos has been hands-off. What if that changes?
Apart from the purely money-driven vampires looking to suck the last bits of revenue from journalism, there are mostly two kinds of rich people who buy newspapers and magazines. Those, like Rupert Murdoch, who buy them with the explicit intention of wielding them as political megaphones. And those who buy them for the reason of […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:45:00 PM
CBS News Chief Zirinsky About To Step Down
CBS News President Susan Zirinsky is nearing a deal to step down after just two years in the role and sign a wide-ranging production partnership with parent company ViacomCBS, according to people familiar with the matter. A search for a successor to Zirinsky has been ongoing for several months but a candidate has yet to be named. It is expected that she will remain as head of CBS News until then, the people said. The post CBS News Chief Zirinsky About To Step Down appeared first on TV News ...
TV News Check at Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:45:09 AM
Daunte Wright, George Floyd, and a renewed focus on police brutality
On Sunday afternoon, Kim Potter, a police officer in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, shot and killed Daunte Wright, a twenty-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop. Minneapolis was already grappling with the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, the cop charged with murdering George Floyd in the city last summer; on Sunday night, protesters gathered at the Brooklyn Center Police Department, and officers used tear gas, flash bangs, and rubber bullets to disperse them . Yesterday, police ...
Columbia Journalism Review at Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:37:27 AM
Gawker stalker: The news-and-gossip site that helped define the modern content web is coming back to
Want to feel old, at least in Internet years? Gawker has been shut down…for nearly five years now. Barack Obama was still president back then. “Work From Home” was just a hot summer jam, not a way of life. Peter Thiel was still spending his money suing news outlets out of existence, not backing the...
Nieman Labs at Monday, April 12, 2021 10:00:34 AM
After the death of Prince Philip, media mourning in the UK
Around lunchtime on Friday, BBC One, a TV channel in the UK, cut away from its scheduled programming, and faded to black. A “News Report” card, drained of the broadcasters typical bright color scheme, appeared on screen, followed by the newsreader Martine Croxall, who was set behind a desk in a black blazer . “We are interrupting our normal programs to bring you an important announcement,” she said. “A short while ago, Buckingham Palace announced the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip,...
Columbia Journalism Review at Monday, April 12, 2021 7:25:18 AM