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International students walk a tightrope trying to get clips and work experience
When Nayanika Guha arrived in New York City to start her journalism masters at New York University in August, she thought that she would have to stop freelancing due to […] The post International students walk a tightrope trying to get clips and work experience appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, December 2, 2022 8:00:48 AM


A grim day in journalism as major cuts hit CNN and Gannett
The feeling heading into Thursday was the layoffs at CNN and Gannett were going to be bad. Unfortunately, that feeling turned out to be true. Well get to Gannett in […] The post A grim day in journalism as major cuts hit CNN and Gannett appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, December 2, 2022 6:28:03 AM


The federal student loan forgiveness program runs into another snag
The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and other timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up […] The post The federal student loan forgiveness program runs into another snag appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, December 2, 2022 5:28:12 AM


Talking TV: How True Crime Podcasts Can Work For Local TV
True crime podcasts tap a deep line into audiences psyches and have great potential for local TV news in both audio and video forms, says Scott Weinberger, co-host and creator of the Anatomy of a Murder podcast and executive producer/creator of Discovery IDs On the Case with Paula Zahn . He talks with TVNewsCheck s Michael Depp about how to do them right. A full transcript of the conversation is included. The post Talking TV: How True Crime Podcasts Can Work For Local TV appeared fi...
TV News Check at Friday, December 2, 2022 4:30:07 AM


CNN lays off hundreds of staff
CNN executed a round of layoffs Wednesday and Thursday, eliminating hundreds of positions including a number of on-air correspondents. Among those let go were politics reporter Chris Cillizza; correspondents Alexandra […] The post CNN lays off hundreds of staff appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:09:07 PM


Gannett initiates another round of layoffs, cutting its news division by 6%
Gannett started another round of layoffs Thursday, just four months after the company terminated hundreds of employees. The layoffs, which will continue into Friday, are part of Gannetts efforts to […] The post Gannett initiates another round of layoffs, cutting its news division by 6% appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, December 1, 2022 4:00:37 PM


Gannett Starts Another Round Of Staff Cuts
Gannett, the largest newspaper chain in the United States, began another round of layoffs Thursday, joining a host of other media companies cutting jobs in recent weeks. Employees at Gannetts newspapers, which include USA Today, The Indianapolis Star and The Detroit Free Press, began receiving layoff notifications Thursday, part of an effort to cut about 6 percent of the companys roughly 3,440-person U.S. media division. The post Gannett Starts Another Round Of Staff Cuts appeared first on...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 1, 2022 1:45:44 PM


Twitters policy on misleading COVID-19 information is no longer in effect
Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and misinformation from Poynters International Fact-Checking Network. Sign up here to receive it in your email every other Thursday. The latest issue of the saga were all tired […] The post Twitters policy on misleading COVID-19 information is no longer in effect appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, December 1, 2022 11:31:54 AM


As Pittsburgh and Fort Worth strikes continue, newspaper owners seek scab labor
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Fort Worth Star-Telegram have been recruiting journalists to help break strikes at their respective papers. Unions representing editorial workers at both papers have launched open-ended strikes […] The post As Pittsburgh and Fort Worth strikes continue, newspaper owners seek scab labor appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, December 1, 2022 9:47:09 AM


Flowics And Harmonic Announce Collaboration To Enhance Cloud-Based Video Workflows With HTML5 Graphi
Flowics, creator of a platform for powering remote and in-studio production of live graphics and interactive content, and now part of the Vizrt Group, has set a new technology partnership with Harmonic. The two companies are enabling customers to add state-of-the-art graphics created in the Flowics platform into video feeds streaming on channels originating from […] The post Flowics And Harmonic Announce Collaboration To Enhance Cloud-Based Video Workflows With HTML5 Graphics appeared ...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 1, 2022 9:33:52 AM


American Council Of The Blind Salutes Audio Description Award Winners
The American Council of the Blinds 2022 Audio Description Awards Gala premiered on Nov. 29 on www.AdAwardsGala.org and Pluto TV. “We are proud to host the second annual Audio Description Awards Gala to recognize excellence in audio described content and celebrate the growing commitment to accessible media for people who are blind and low vision,” said ACB’s Executive Director Eric Bridges. […] The post American Council Of The Blind Salutes Audio Description Award Winn...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 1, 2022 9:12:00 AM


Immersive Audio Still A Work In Progress For NextGen TV
Most of ATSC 3.0s audio delay in the U.S. is attributable to the same factors that have held back the rollout of UHD content: there is still a small base of NextGen TV-capable sets; the distribution chain from networks to stations is not fully ready for new formats; and broadcasters are somewhat hamstrung in experimenting with their 3.0 content because of FCC rules that require them to effectively simulcast their 1.0 programming. But despite that, progress is being made. The post Immersive A...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 1, 2022 9:00:48 AM


WLS Chicago Ups Samantha Chatman To Weekend Morning Anchor
ABC-owned WLS Chicago consumer investigative reporter Samantha Chatman has been  promoted to weekend morning anchor. She will anchor the weekend morning newscasts with Mark Rivera effective immediately while continuing to cover consumer investigative stories for the station. According to Jennifer Graves, WLS VP of news: “Were thrilled that Samantha Chatman, a Chicago original who grew […] The post WLS Chicago Ups Samantha Chatman To Weekend Morning Anchor appeared first on TV News Ch...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:39:19 AM


Short film shines a light on the inequities of being “Black in the Newsroom”
Elizabeth Montgomery and Collette Watson have a common goal: Equity in journalism. On Facebook, Montgomery, a former reporter at The Arizona Republic, was forthright about her shoddy pay at the […] The post Short film shines a light on the inequities of being “Black in the Newsroom” appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, December 1, 2022 7:30:10 AM


Severe layoffs are underway at CNN
Wednesday was a rough day for CNN. Today will be even worse. Long anticipated layoffs are underway. How bad is it? Its being described as a “gut punch.” And thats […] The post Severe layoffs are underway at CNN appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, December 1, 2022 6:28:07 AM


Al Roker Misses Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, Marking His Second Holiday Event Absence
Roker, the 68-year-old  Today  stalwart, briefly made it out of the hospital for Thanksgiving with his family, but had to quickly return via ambulance when something went wrong. Hes suffering from blood clots in his leg and lungs. It was the first time in 27 years he didnt appear at the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade, and he is still in the hospital, making it impossible to appear at live events. The post Al Roker Misses Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, Marking His Second Holiday...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:44:45 AM


Congress moves to keep a railroad strike at bay
The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and other timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up […] The post Congress moves to keep a railroad strike at bay appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:28:35 AM


World Cup TV Ratings Surge With U.S. Again In Competition
The move of the Mens World Cup from its traditional summer berth to fall doesnt seem to have hurt TV viewing in the United States — and the presence of the U.S. team in the tournament has definitely helped. Through the first 31 group stage matches, Fox Sports is averaging 3.15 million viewers per game — a 44 percent improvement over the same time frame for the 2018 World Cup (2.19 million). Telemundos Spanish-language coverage is also drawing nearly 2.6 million viewers per contest on air and ...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:16:51 AM


Netflixs Reed Hastings Admits He Was Wrong About Advertising
Netflix co-CEO and chairman Reed Hastings conceded that he wished the streamer had introduced an ad-supported plan years ago. Netflixs reluctance to adopt advertising was “wrong” and that it was a mistake to not jump into the segment several years ago, said Hastings, speaking Wednesday at the New York Times DealBook Summit in New York. But the company eventually came around to the idea, and Hastings called the rollout of Netflix with ads this fall a “good tactic, because we get to offer consum...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:09:30 AM


Sen. Cantwell: Gigi Sohn Unlikely To Be Confirmed In Dec.
Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell, who heads the panel that overseas the FCC, said the nomination of Democrat Gigi Sohn to fill the key fifth seat on the commission faced an issue of timing when asked if the Senate would take up the nomination before the end of December. The FCC has been divided 2-2 between Democrats and Republicans since January 2021. It's all about the queue of are we doing legislation or are we doing nom(inations) and my sense is right now we're trying to get the...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:03:22 AM


Evoca TV Shut Down Looms If It Can’t Raise More Cash
Evoca TV, a service that uses a blend of ATSC 3.0 broadcast signals and Internet streaming to deliver inexpensive pay-TV packages in a handful of US markets, needs more funding to avoid a shutdown. The company told subscribers via email Wednesday and in a message posted on its website that, should it be unable to raise more capital, we are sad to say that Evoca TV will discontinue operations and programming on Dec. 31, 2022. … We will continue service for our subscribers through December but wil...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 1, 2022 4:57:13 AM


The Washington Post Will End Its Sunday Magazine, Eliminate Positions
The Washington Post will stop publishing its stand-alone print magazine, one of the last of its kind in the country and which has been published under different names for more than six decades, the newspapers executive editor, Sally Buzbee, announced Wednesday. The Sunday magazine has 10 staff members, who were told in a meeting that their positions have been eliminated, according to Shani George, The Posts vice president for communications. The post The Washington Post Will End Its Sunda...
TV News Check at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:56:55 PM


Sports On TV Joins Turkey, Parade As Holiday Traditions
NBC was the week's most popular network, averaging 8.2 million viewers in prime time. CBS had 4.1 million, Fox had 3.41 million, ABC had 3.35 million, Univision had 1.1 million, Ion had 870,000 and Telemundo had 820,000. ESPN led the cable networks with a 2.99 million average in prime time. Hallmark had 1.71 million, Fox News Channel had 1.64 million, Paramount had 1.24 million and MSNBC had 772,000. The post Sports On TV Joins Turkey, Parade As Holiday Traditions appeared first on TV News ...
TV News Check at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7:17:40 PM


The Washington Post launches a year in news à la Spotify Wrapped
When Spotify Wrapped first launched in December 2016, the streaming company proved user data could be artfully transformed into an engaging product users would share. On Wednesday, the Washington Post launched its own personalized annual review that shows subscribers insights about the journalism they consumed in 2022 in a similar visual format. Its technically called “Newsprint,”...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:29:43 PM


NBC Sports Philadelphia & PointsBet Partner On New Series Of 76ers Sports-Betting Experiences
NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus and PointsBet are partnering to present a series of sports-betting presentations – titled BetCast – covering the Philadelphia 76ers this season, and expanding upon the collaboration that tipped off with dual-market coverage of the 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls on March 7. The 76ers BetCast schedule includes four games on NBC Sports Philadelphia […] The post NBC Sports Philadelphia & PointsBet Partner On New Series Of 76ers Sports-Betti...
TV News Check at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 2:26:38 PM


Layoffs Underway At CBS Studios & Paramount TV Studios, Paramount+ Scripted Team To Be Merged
The expected alignment of CBS Studios, Paramount TV Studios and the Paramount+ scripted originals team is happening, and it is resulting in staff cuts. The latest round of Paramount Global layoffs is impacting fewer than 30 people, all on the West Coast. According to sources, the majority of them are at CBS Studios and Paramount TV Studios, with handful of employees at CBS also let go. The post Layoffs Underway At CBS Studios & Paramount TV Studios, Paramount+ Scripted Team To Be Merged ...
TV News Check at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 1:30:35 PM


CNN Starts Layoffs Amid Cost-Cutting Pressures
CNN signaled to its employee base Wednesday that it had begun to cut some staff amid economic headwinds that are affecting its parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery. CNN CEO Chris Licht told employees in a memo: “Today we will notify a limited number of individuals, largely some of our paid contributors, as part of a recalibrated reporting strategy. Tomorrow, we will notify impacted employees, and tomorrow afternoon I will follow up with more details on these changes. It will be a difficult tim...
TV News Check at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 1:24:07 PM


How risky is it for journalists to cover protests?
Growing threats to reporters covering protests Journalism and protests, for better or worse, seem to go hand in hand. By the conventions of journalism, news often doesnt “happen” until there is a catalytic event of some kind. In the political realm, for example, that catalyst tends to be a protest that captures attention because of...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 11:29:13 AM


NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises And Comcast To Donate 2,000 Laptops To Latino Youths
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the latest efforts in its ongoing national campaign “El Campeón En Ti” to “score goals” in local communities with the U.S. Soccer Foundation in celebration of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. In partnership with Comcasts Project UP, the companys $1 billion comprehensive initiative to advance digital equity, the network will give 2,000 laptops […] The post NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises And Comcast To Donate 2,000 Laptops To Latino Youths app...
TV News Check at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:03:01 AM


Are you a freelancer? Does the government agree?
As newsrooms have laid off more and more journalists, those former employees have found themselves with a choice: Do I return to a staff job with some of the same […] The post Are you a freelancer? Does the government agree? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 8:30:50 AM


We asked, you answered: Here are your favorite journalism movies
Whats your favorite journalism movie? Thats the question we asked on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Reddit, and then compiled your votes into a final list of favorites. We’ve published […] The post We asked, you answered: Here are your favorite journalism movies appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7:00:55 AM


Dont wait on that book project: Now is the time, and heres how
Below is an excerpt from The Collective, Poynters newsletter by journalists of color for journalists of color and our allies. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox two Wednesdays each month. […] The post Don’t wait on that book project: Now is the time, and here’s how appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 6:47:59 AM


Theres nothing funny about Twitters latest policy change
Too bad Twitter didnt shut down before we all had to read the latest dumb tweet from Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. She actually tweeted this Monday night: “So […] The post Theres nothing funny about Twitters latest policy change appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 6:28:28 AM


Google, iHeartMedia Sued By FTC And States Over Fake Endorsements
The Federal Trade Commission and seven states have sued Google and iHeartMedia over ads by radio announcers who endorsed the Pixel 4 phone, despite never having used the device. Google and iHeartMedia agreed to resolve the allegations by paying $9 million total to the states that sued: Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and Texas. (The Texas settlement is only with iHeartMedia; that state has a separate lawsuit pending against Google over the ads.) The post Google...
TV News Check at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:49:31 AM


AMC Networks To Cut 20% Of U.S. Workforce As Cord Cutting, Streaming Costs, Economic Jitters Roil Me
A media sector squeezed by streaming losses, anemic stocks, layoffs and executive turmoil unveiled its latest casualties Tuesday: 20% of AMC Networks U.S. staff, or about 200 people, along with the departure of CEO Christina Spade. The news follows Bob Chapeks equally sudden departure last Sunday from Disney after a quarter of hefty streaming losses and months of PR missteps. The post AMC Networks To Cut 20% Of U.S. Workforce As Cord Cutting, Streaming Costs, Economic Jitters Roil Media ap...
TV News Check at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:32:22 AM


Why is China so worried about COVID? What does it mean to the U.S.?
The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and other timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up […] The post Why is China so worried about COVID? What does it mean to the U.S.? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:28:22 AM


Warner Bros. TV Boss Channing Dungey Says Theres A Lot Of Interest In Harry Potter Series
Warner Bros. TV group boss Channing Dungey has said there is a “tremendous amount of ambition” for a Harry Potter TV series. Responding to  Variety s question about whether a TV project set in the wizarding world might be coming, following the success of the Harry Potter reunion and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses , a competition show hosted by Helen Mirren, Dungey said “theres lot of interest and a lot of passion for it” and that the company was speaking to a number of parties ab...
TV News Check at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:23:29 AM


Amazons Jennifer Salke Gains Control of MGM TV, Film Operations
Jennifer Salke just got a big vote of confidence at Amazon Studios. The head of Amazon Studios has just been handed total control of MGMs film and television divisions following the retail giant/streamers February acquisition of the storied studio behind the James Bond and  Rocky/Creed franchises. The Salke announcement is but one of multiple staffing moves announced via a trio of internal memos late Tuesday. The post Amazons Jennifer Salke Gains Control of MGM TV, Film Operations appear...
TV News Check at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:16:40 AM


Disney Pays $900M For MLBs Remaining Stake In Streaming Company BAMTech
The Walt Disney Co. has officially acquired 100% of BAMTech, the streaming video technology company that it acquired majority ownership of in 2017 from Major League Baseball. According to a footnote in the companys annual report, which it filed Tuesday, Disney paid Major League Baseball $900 million for its 15% stake in the company, now known as “Disney Streaming,” earlier in November. The post Disney Pays $900M For MLBs Remaining Stake In Streaming Company BAMTech appeared first on TV Ne...
TV News Check at Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:02:02 AM


Large Scale Layoffs Planned At AMC Networks: James Dolan
After announcing the departure of CEO Christina Spade, AMC Networks Chairman James Dolan sent a memo to staff warning the the company was planning to make large scale' layoffs and other cuts to operations. In his memo Dolan cited the difficulties faced by the pay TV industry and the fact that streaming has not yet replaced the revenues being lost by the traditional cable networks that make up the bulk of AMCs business. The post Large Scale Layoffs Planned At AMC Networks: James Dolan app...
TV News Check at Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:24:24 PM


Clarence Gilyard, ‘Die Hard’ And ‘Matlock’ Actor, Dies At 66
NEW YORK (AP) — Clarence Gilyard Jr., a popular supporting actor whose credits include the blockbuster films “Die Hard” and “Top Gun” and the hit television series “Matlock” and “Walker, Texas Ranger,” has died at age 66. His death was announced this week by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he taught stage and […] The post Clarence Gilyard, ‘Die Hard’ And ‘Matlock’ Actor, Dies At 66 appeared first on TV ...
TV News Check at Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:16:08 PM


Katz Raises $47,000 For Broadcasters Foundation Of America
Katz Media Group, the nations largest media sales organization, has raised more than $47,000 for the Broadcasters Foundation of America during Katzs 12th annual companywide membership drive, bringing the total amount raised by Katz to nearly $450,000 since the drives inception. For more than 70 years, the Broadcasters Foundation has provided aid ranging from medical care to financial […] The post Katz Raises $47,000 For Broadcasters Foundation Of America appeared first on TV News C...
TV News Check at Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:09:17 PM


PTC Calls On Corporate America To Stop Sexualization Of Children
The Parents Television and Media Council (PTC) is urging Hollywood and corporate America to stop the sexualization of children, in light of the sexually exploitative Balenciaga ad campaign that showed small children holding teddy bears dressed in bondage gear, and has launched a petition to hold these companies accountable. PTC President Tim Winter said: “Earth to corporate America: the sexualization of […] The post PTC Calls On Corporate America To Stop Sexualization Of Children appea...
TV News Check at Tuesday, November 29, 2022 12:49:52 PM


Coming to a Hawaii library near you: Honolulu Civil Beat is hosting pop-up newsrooms around the stat
In local news, it can be tough to strike the right balance between time spent working in the newsroom and time spent out in the communities you cover. The latter is crucial to painting an accurate picture of your coverage area, and a 2019 Gallup poll found that people who have more direct contact with...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, November 29, 2022 10:01:33 AM


How the Covid-19 pandemic pushed preprint-based journalism into the mainstream
A story on gender inequity in scientific research industries. A deep dive into the daily rhythms of the immune system. A look at vaccine effectiveness for Covid-19 variants. These are a few examples of news stories based on preprints — research studies that havent been formally vetted by the scientific community. Journalists have historically been discouraged from reporting on preprints because of fears...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, November 29, 2022 8:00:35 AM


Don Lemon shows skills in a testy interview about Trumps controversial dinner
Don Lemon might have moved from primetime to mornings, but he is still bringing his sharp interview skills to work. Case in point: a testy exchange Monday when Lemon asked […] The post Don Lemon shows skills in a testy interview about Trumps controversial dinner appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 29, 2022 6:27:12 AM


Google and YouTube partner with Poynters International Fact-Checking Network on $13.2 million grant
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2022) –  The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the nonprofit Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalistic excellence, announces a partnership with Google and YouTube […] The post Google and YouTube partner with Poynters International Fact-Checking Network on $13.2 million grant for the global fact-checking community appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 29, 2022 5:55:13 AM


Extreme weather, including tornadoes, is predicted today for the Southern U.S.
The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and other timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up […] The post Extreme weather, including tornadoes, is predicted today for the Southern U.S. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 29, 2022 5:27:09 AM


Cox Stations Blacked Out To Dish Subs In Retransmission Dispute
Cox Media Group stations in nine markets have been blacked out to Dish TV subscribers because of a retransmission fee dispute, effective Monday. Dish said that one issue is Dish is allowing subscribers to opt out of local stations as part of their pay-TV service. Dish says Cox wants Dish to pay fees for those customers. The dispute affects Cox stations in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dayton, Eugene, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pittsburgh and Seattle. Cox Media Group is controlled by Apollo Global Mana...
TV News Check at Tuesday, November 29, 2022 5:10:43 AM


Post, the latest Twitter alternative, is betting big on micropayments for news
When I opened Post.news on Monday morning, the top story in my Explore feed was an inspirational story about a cartoon alpaca. Further down, I saw huge photos of dogs, inspirational memes, a bunch of peoples thoughts about Twitter, screenshots of tweets, and plenty of “Hello, world.” But Post has bigger ambitions. The “social platform...
Nieman Labs at Monday, November 28, 2022 2:37:34 PM


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