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Sarah Palin v. The New York Times could be a groundbreaking journalism case
An intriguing defamation case gets underway today: former Alaska governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin v. The New York Times. To catch you up, Palin sued the Times in […] The post Sarah Palin v. The New York Times could be a groundbreaking journalism case appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, January 24, 2022 6:30:43 AM


Bob Costas: Its quasi-journalistic at best when networks broadcast big sports events
Veteran sports broadcaster Bob Costas had some harsh words talking about the upcoming Winter Olympics, which start Feb. 4 in Beijing. During an appearance on CNNs “Reliable Sources” on Sunday, […] The post Bob Costas: It’s ‘quasi-journalistic at best’ when networks broadcast big sports events appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, January 24, 2022 6:29:52 AM


8,000 cases of BA.2, the newest COVID-19 variant, have appeared across 40 countries
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 […] The post 8,000 cases of BA.2, the newest COVID-19 variant, have appeared across 40 countries appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, January 24, 2022 5:00:58 AM


Claims that COVID death figures are inflated by counting those who died with, not from the virus a
An Instagram post imploring readers to use “simple math” asserts that U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are vastly overcounted. The viral post says the number of estimated annual COVID-19 deaths in the United […] The post Claims that COVID death figures are inflated by counting those who died ‘with, not from’ the virus are premised on false assertions appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, January 24, 2022 4:55:07 AM


A journalist hit by a car during a live shot remained stoic; meanwhile, journalism Twitter anguished
Last week, the journalism world was abuzz with the story of a one-woman band MMJ who was hit by a car during a live shot but popped back up to […] The post A journalist hit by a car during a live shot remained stoic; meanwhile, journalism Twitter anguished appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:30:29 AM


Peacock Grabs Another Hulu Exec With Annie Luo Heading Partnerships
NBCUniversal said it hired senior Hulu executive Annie Luo as EVP, global partnerships and strategic development for its Peacock streaming service. Luo follows Kelly Campbell, who was head of Hulu and is now president of Peacock. Hulu is controlled by the Walt Disney Co., but NBCUs parent Comcast owns a minority stake in Hulu. Comcast is expected to sell its stake to Disney, but the two sides are haggling about how much Hulu is worth. The post Peacock Grabs Another Hulu Exec With Annie Luo H...
TV News Check at Friday, January 21, 2022 12:52:49 PM


Overnights: ‘TV Ratings: ‘Walker’ Audience Eyes Season High, ‘Sheldon’
The CWs  Walker this Thursday drew 1.11 million total viewers — marking a season high — and a 0.14 demo rating (up 27% week-to-week). Over on CBS,  Young Sheldon (7.8M/0.8), United States of Al (5.4M/0.5), Ghosts (6.5M/0.7) and  B Positive (4.9M/0.5) all are on track to again hit season highs in audience, while Sheldon  and  Ghosts  respectively hit and tied season highs in the demo. The post Overnights: ‘TV Ratings: ‘Walker’ Audience Eyes Season High, ‘Sheldo...
TV News Check at Friday, January 21, 2022 11:38:36 AM


Louie Anderson Dies: Comedian & Emmy Winner Was 68
Anderson won a 2016 Emmy for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Christine Baskets, mother to twins played by Zach Galifianakis. Anderson received three consecutive Emmy nods for his performance. He was a familiar face elsewhere on TV, including as host of a revival of the game show Family Feud from 1999 to 2002, and on comedy specials and in frequent latenight talk show appearances. The post Louie Anderson Dies: Comedian & Emmy Winner Was 68 appeared first on TV News Check . ]...
TV News Check at Friday, January 21, 2022 10:11:39 AM


Whats the deal with this NPR-Supreme Court story?
Call it MaskGate. But also call it confusing. Im still not entirely sure what to make of this NPR-Supreme Court story. If youre not caught up, earlier this week, NPRs […] The post Whats the deal with this NPR-Supreme Court story? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, January 21, 2022 6:30:51 AM


LGBTQ students deserve a voice. Heres how education reporters cover them.
For years, teachers have been forced to expand the definition of what it means to be an educator. An average day might start with grading papers or a lesson but […] The post LGBTQ students deserve a voice. Heres how education reporters cover them. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, January 21, 2022 6:00:26 AM


‘Daredevil’ Cracks Nielsen Top 10 Rankings 3 Years After Cancellation
Marvels  Daredevil  appears to be making a comeback, three years after its cancellation by Netflix, ranking at No. 8 on Nielsens weekly U.S. streaming chart of originals for Dec. 20-26. The series has sparked new interest following the recent cameo of Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, played by Charlie Cox, in  Spider Man: No Way Home . Additionally, Murdocks arch-nemesis, Kingpin, played by Vincent DOnofrio was revealed as a key part of Disney+s Hawkeye storyline that week. The post ‘...
TV News Check at Friday, January 21, 2022 5:58:11 AM


Pilot Season 2022: Projected Volume Well Below Pre-Pandemic Levels As Covid-Imposed Changes Take Hol
During the holiday break, which traditionally shuts down Hollywood for the final two weeks of the year, top broadcast network executives used to spend a significant portion of their time reading pilot scripts before kicking off pilot pickups at the start of January with early drama standouts. Broadcast business traditions, already threatened by the fast evolving marketplace with the rise of streamers, have been completely upended by the pandemic. Three weeks into the new year, weve only had thr...
TV News Check at Friday, January 21, 2022 5:52:38 AM


Squid Game Will Get A Second Season, Netflix Confirms
Its officially a green light: Squid Game , Netflixs breakout hit of 2021, will be getting a Season 2, Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and chief content officer, affirmed Thursday. On Netflixs fourth quarter 2021 earnings Q&A, Sarandos was asked whether there would be a second season of the violent South Korean survival drama, which has scored as the companys No. 1 most-viewed TV series. v“Absolutely,” Sarandos replied. “The Squid Game universe has just begun.” The post Squid Game Will Get A...
TV News Check at Friday, January 21, 2022 5:38:32 AM


‘Sanford And Son’ At 50: ‘Double-Edged’ Black Sitcom Pioneer
It was 50 years ago this month that the Norman Lear sitcom Sanford and Son debuted on NBC with Black stand-up comic Redd Foxx starring as Fred Sanford, an irascible junk dealer in the Watts area of Los Angeles, and Demond Wilson as Foxx's beleaguered adult son. An instant ratings smash, it opened the door for other Black family shows to move into the virtually all-white TV neighborhood. The post ‘Sanford And Son’ At 50: ‘Double-Edged’ Black Sitcom Pioneer appeared f...
TV News Check at Friday, January 21, 2022 5:29:36 AM


ESPN Will Not Send Staff To Winter Olympics
Due to concerns about COVID-19 and other COVID-related restrictions, ESPN will not be sending any news personnel to the Winter Olympics in China and will instead focus on covering the games remotely with a plan that will roll out prior to the beginning of competition next month. “The safety of our employees is of utmost importance to us,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN EVP, event and studio production and executive editor. “With the pandemic continuing to be a global threat, and with the COVID-rela...
TV News Check at Friday, January 21, 2022 5:16:41 AM


Comcast Technology Solutions Debuts AI-Powered Metadata Service
Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS) has launched VideoAI, its metadata generation platform that will be offered as a software service to content providers, MVPDs and advertisers. The technology — which has been in development for years and in use at Comcast, NBCUniversal and Sky —  automatically analyzes video assets to identify and tag onscreen moments (hard cuts, black frames, transitions, etc.); audio events (silence, specific sounds, etc.), and much more to support enhanced understanding of v...
TV News Check at Friday, January 21, 2022 5:03:54 AM


A week in, how are insurance companies paying for COVID tests?
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 […] The post A week in, how are insurance companies paying for COVID tests? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, January 21, 2022 5:00:10 AM


LocalBTV Hopes To Launch In 100 Markets By End Of 2022
LocalBTV, a streaming service for local broadcast channels, has added another two markets and hopes to reach 100 by the end of this year. The services two newest markets are Cincinnati and Toledo, bringing its current total to 21. Jim Long, CEO of LocalBTV parent company Didja, said that both new markets are starting with fewer than 10 channels but that figure should double soon. LocalBTV plans to reveal its next 20 markets soon and Long added that a still-unannounced partnership will be key to...
TV News Check at Friday, January 21, 2022 4:58:11 AM


Novak Djokovic isnt the first athlete to be banned from sporting events for being unvaccinated
After an 11-day ordeal, tennis star Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia after he lost his final bid to stay in the country and play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated […] The post Novak Djokovic isnt the first athlete to be banned from sporting events for being unvaccinated appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, January 21, 2022 4:55:35 AM


Netflix Stock Plunges As Subscriber Growth Worries Deepen
The Los Gatos, Calif., company added 8.3 million worldwide subscribers during the October-December period, about 200,000 fewer than management had forecast. Besides releasing its fourth quarter results Thursday, Netflix also projected an increase of 2.5 million subscribers during the first three months of this year, well below analysts' expectations for a gain of 4 million, according to FactSet Research. The post Netflix Stock Plunges As Subscriber Growth Worries Deepen appeared first on TV...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 4:05:55 PM


TV Reporter Hit By A Car While On The Air Highlights Risks Of Do-It-All Journalism
Tori Yorgey was reporting live for WSAZ Charleston, W.Va., when she was struck by a car Wednesday night as she covered a water main break and weather that brought snow, ice and slick roads. She hit the ground with a thud and popped back up to finish her live shot. While many on social media applauded Yorgeys ability to keep calm and carry on with her broadcast, the incident highlights the risks that reporters can face while doing their jobs — and raises questions about how newsrooms and televis...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:24:48 PM


Axios launches a premium subscription product aimed at the “dealmakers” among us
The same week Axios celebrated its five-year anniversary, the news startup known for its rapid-fire editorial style has launched Axios Pro, a subscription service focused on deals in financial technology, health technology, and retail. Axios has been hinting at plans to launch a premium subscription product since the very beginning. All the way back in...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:53:56 PM


Amy DeGregorio, Andrew Tew Promoted At Hearst Media Production Group
Amy DeGregorio and Andrew Tew have been promoted to expanded sales, marketing and distribution roles at Hearst Media Production Group, formed in September 2021 to advance Hearst Televisions original program production and distribution. DeGregorio has been named senior vice president, managing director of sales for educational/informational (E/I) programming. She previously was senior vice president, client solutions for […] The post Amy DeGregorio, Andrew Tew Promoted At Hearst Media P...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:17:42 PM


A new report shows the impact of racial justice protests in 2020 on three local newspapers
Racial justice was a central theme of 2020, with protests and demonstrations sweeping streets across the U.S. But how did these events in response to the police killings of George Floyd and many others shape subsequent reporting of policing and crime? Thats the central question of a new report, published last week, from researchers affiliated...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:18:48 PM


What writers can learn from at-home COVID test instructions. Yes, really.
In shaping my opinions about public writing, I have leaned heavily on the work of reading and writing scholar Louise Rosenblatt. Her key insight went something like this: At times […] The post What writers can learn from at-home COVID test instructions. Yes, really. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, January 20, 2022 10:00:52 AM


Blackbird Achieves AWS Technology Partner Status
Blackbird plc, the technology licensor, developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform Blackbird, says it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Technology Partner status and completed the Foundational Technical Review (FTR) of Blackbird Edge to accelerate AWS engagement. The AWS FTR enables AWS Partners to identify and remediate risks in their products or solutions. The FTR is led […] The post Blackbird Achieves AWS Technology Partner Status appeared first on TV News...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:56:02 AM


The Poynter Institute welcomes Deborah Read as chief development officer
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2022) – The Poynter Institute, a nonprofit that supports journalism and helps citizens more fully participate in democratic life, announced today the appointment of veteran […] The post The Poynter Institute welcomes Deborah Read as chief development officer appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:55:24 AM


Blue Ant International Names Bryan Gabourie SVP, International Sales & Partnerships
Global distribution group Blue Ant International has appointed Bryan Gabourie  SVP, international sales and partnerships. He will oversee all sales activities from originals, pre-sales, content licensing, co-productions and strategic partnerships in the U.S. market. Based in New York, Gabourie will report to Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International. “Bryans deep experience and relationships with buyers across all platforms […] The post Blue Ant International Names Bryan Gabourie SV...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:44:56 AM


Remote Recording Network Optimizes Quality, Efficiency With Remotely Produced Live Stream of Beethov
In yet another demonstration of the company’s remote production capabilities, Remote Recording Network (RRN) delivered exceptional audio fidelity for a hybrid live and streaming performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 10 — newly completed 194 years after the composer’s death — on Oct. 27, 2021, at Hamburg’s renowned Elbphilharmonie. The company said the event “was a […] The post Remote Recording Network Optimizes Quality, Efficiency With Remotely Produced Live St...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:34:38 AM


New Dalet AmberFin Update Enables Customers To Expand Streaming Workflows
Dalet, a technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, today announced “significant” updates to its Dalet AmberFin transcoder and workflow engine. The Dalet AmberFin release features seamless integration with cloud-native Dalet Flex media logistics and Dalet Pyramid unified news operations platforms. “New transcoding capabilities that elevate the user experience along with successful completion of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Foundational […] The post New Dalet AmberFin...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:26:57 AM


LynTec Power Control Anchors Lighting, Video of Alaska’s News Source
LynTec, a manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, is delivering lighting and video wall power control for Alaska’s News Source broadcast studios. Installed by Alaska Universal Productions (AUP), two LynTec RPCR Automated Relay Panels provide 32 circuits of automated power control, enabling fast and efficient lighting presets to support the broadcaster’s busy […] The post LynTec Power Control Anc...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:15:12 AM


CP Communications Releases Web-Based Virtual Media Center And FastReturn Remote Production Platform
CP Communications, a provider of solutions and services for live event productions, today announced the launch of two new products for live production, the Virtual Media Center and FastReturn secure video management platform. Both solutions are built around WebRTC — the cloud-based technology used by Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other popular videoconferencing platforms — and have been proven […] The post CP Communications Releases Web-Based Virtual Media Center And FastReturn Remote Produ...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 8:54:44 AM


Broadcast Solutions Partners With Video Automation Software Developer Seervision
Broadcast Solutions and its branch Broadcast Solutions Nordic partners with Seervision, developer of video automation software solutions. Broadcast Solutions said that as part of its plans for 2022 and beyond, it has found that it is crucial to broaden its products portfolio, adding: “With Seervision moving into more industries, in this case the broadcast industry, […] The post Broadcast Solutions Partners With Video Automation Software Developer Seervision appeared first on TV News C...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 8:47:51 AM


Comcast and Team Gleason Partner On TV Control For People With Physical And Speech Disabilities
Comcast and Team Gleason have partnered to drive inclusive innovation to improve the independence and quality of life for people with physical and speech disabilities, including those living with ALS. Together, Comcast and Team Gleason are actively engaging with people with ALS (pALS) and caregivers, as well as preeminent clinicians, technologists and assistive technology partners […] The post Comcast and Team Gleason Partner On TV Control For People With Physical And Speech Disabilitie...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 8:04:10 AM


Tegna Stations To Debut A Different Cry Investigation Into Rising Suicide Rates Among Black Youth
Tegna Inc. today announced A Different Cry, a three-part investigation into the rising suicide rates among Black youth in America, will make its digital premiere on Tegna stations Fire TV and Roku apps and the Watch section of all stations websites beginning Sunday, Jan. 23. A special hosted by WXIA Atlanta journalist Madison Carter and […] The post Tegna Stations To Debut A Different Cry Investigation Into Rising Suicide Rates Among Black Youth in America appeared first on TV New...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 7:00:02 AM


The best word to describe President Bidens press conference?
President Joe Biden held a press conference from the White House on Wednesday. It wasnt quite blue-moon rare, but it was rare. According to The Washington Post, it was just […] The post The best word to describe President Bidens press conference? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, January 20, 2022 6:30:49 AM


Someone in this Supreme Court dustup with NPR is masking the problem
Earlier this week, NPRs Nina Totenberg reported that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who has diabetes, did not feel safe at work while sitting so close to people who were […] The post Someone in this Supreme Court dustup with NPR is masking the problem appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, January 20, 2022 6:29:48 AM


Comcast Technology Solutions Expands Video Understanding Tool VideoAI Beyond Its Own House
Comcast Technology Solutions is expanding the software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool it uses to understand and manage metadata in Comcast's own streaming video to the broader market. VideoAI is a tool the service provider uses for video understanding tasks such as video segmentation and contextual advertising within in-house platforms including streaming service Peacock, as well as the TV service divisions of Sky and Comcast Cable. The post Comcast Technology Solutions Expands Video Understanding ...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 6:29:23 AM


Winter Olympics: NBC Sports Announcers Skipping China, Will Call Games From Connecticut
As the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games approach and COVID-19 concerns mount, NBC Sports will not send any of its announcing teams to China, a spokesperson said Wednesday afternoon. “The announce teams for these Olympics, including figure skating, will be calling events from our Stamford (Conn.) facility due to COVID concerns,” Greg Hughes, senior vice president communications, NBC Sports, said. The post Winter Olympics: NBC Sports Announcers Skipping China, Will Call Games From Connecticut ...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 5:43:31 AM


Univision Names Ex-Sling Exec Michael Schwimmer To Global Content Post
Univision Communications has named Michael Schwimmer to the new post of president, global platform strategy and revenue. One of those platforms is the Spanish-language broadcasters new unified streaming service that is slated to launch later this year. Univision is in the process of merging with Mexicos Televisa to form what the broadcasters say will be the worlds largest Spanish-language media company. The post Univision Names Ex-Sling Exec Michael Schwimmer To Global Content Post appear...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 5:37:02 AM


Internationally too, journalists and others are debating government subsidies and how to deal with B
Its no secret that the problems that are roiling the business of journalism in the U.S. — the slow demise of local media, advertising revenues shifting to Facebook and Google […] The post Internationally too, journalists and others are debating government subsidies and how to deal with Big Tech appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, January 20, 2022 5:30:26 AM


Broadcast Issue Haunts Sohn FCC Nomination
Gigi Sohn, President Bidens pick to fill the remaining vacancy on the FCC, continues to have an uncertain fate. Democrats are pushing for a vote on her nomination, while Republicans would rather the Senate Commerce Committee hold another hearing to examine Sohns role in a now-closed TV streaming service. The committees top Republican, Sen. Roger Wicker (Miss.), wants to put more questions to Sohn about her role as a board member on the nonprofit that operated Locast. The streaming service dis...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 20, 2022 5:28:40 AM


Does having stronger local newspapers make people more likely to follow COVID safety guidelines? Er,
Its a tension as old as media: Is a news outlet more in the business of giving the audience what it wants, or giving it what it needs? For just a moment, set aside the reality that different people will always define wants and needs differently. Every editorial decision is made with two variables floating,...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, January 19, 2022 1:57:52 PM


The Democracy SOS fellowship is designed to help newsrooms improve their politics and election cover
If the news industry is going to help preserve and improve American democracy, political journalism should do more to inform voters and serve up coverage around communities: Thats the idea behind the new Democracy SOS Fellowship that will be run by The Solutions Journalism Network and Hearken with support from Trusting News, Good Conflict and...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, January 19, 2022 1:33:06 PM


How newsrooms are experimenting with Twitter Spaces
Twitter Spaces, initially described as “ephemeral” audio-only chats, are taking on a more permanent role. The social platform has added the ability for hosts to record the live sessions, introduced ticketing for those who want to monetize their Spaces, and devoted prime real estate in the app to the feature. Theyre also actively encouraging newsrooms...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:39:59 PM


Why using gender-nonspecific language in reporting extends beyond the page
With the Build Back Better Plan in congressional limbo, the future of several government programs remains uncertain. One of the most sought-after and necessary programs within this bill is paid […] The post Why using gender-nonspecific language in reporting extends beyond the page appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:00:00 PM


Remember, student publications, sports journalism is about more than just sports
When I was a student newspaper editor at the University of Missouri in 2015, sports were what pushed a local news story into the national spotlight. A graduate student had […] The post Remember, student publications, sports journalism is about more than just sports appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:30:38 AM


A conversation with NBC News president Noah Oppenheim
Noah Oppenheim was named NBC News president in 2017 after two years in charge of the “Today” show. In his role as president, Oppenheim oversees “Today,” the “NBC Nightly News […] The post A conversation with NBC News president Noah Oppenheim appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:30:00 AM


The Poynter Institutes MediaWise, Noticias Telemundo and Google News Initiative join forces to help
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2022) – Ninety-five percent of Americans believe misinformation is a problem, according to a poll conducted by The Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center […] The post The Poynter Institutes MediaWise, Noticias Telemundo and Google News Initiative join forces to help Spanish speakers separate fact from fiction online appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:00:11 AM


New forecast: US COVID-19 deaths will rise to 1 million by spring
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 […] The post New forecast: US COVID-19 deaths will rise to 1 million by spring appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, January 19, 2022 5:00:53 AM


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