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AccuWeathers New Chief Content Officer On How Shell Make The Brand Stand Out From The Pack
AccuWeather recently hired longtime news executive Helen Swenson to serve as its new chief content officer, tasked with leading Americas longest-running national weather service into a new era. Swenson talks about her decision to return to weather news and join AccuWeather, why weather on television is still essential and how she plans to make the 60-year-old brand stand out in an increasingly crowded TV weather landscape. The post AccuWeathers New Chief Content Officer On How Shell Make T...
TV News Check at Friday, June 24, 2022 1:50:12 PM


Sports, Streaming Drive Volume As Fox Wraps Upfront
Madison Avenues growing interest in sports and streaming video helped Fox Corp. nab new ad dollars amid a softening market. The owner of the Fox broadcast network, Fox Sports and Fox News Channel expects an uptick in advertising commitments made in advance of its next programming schedule, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the company becomes the latest media outlet to wrap negotiations in the industrys annual upfront selling session. The post Sports, Streaming Drive Volume...
TV News Check at Friday, June 24, 2022 1:30:04 PM


Standard Medias Deb McDermott Cites Track Record Amid Challenges To Tegna Deal
Standard Media CEO Deb McDermott (r) says she has a track record running TV stations. So does Soo Kim, founder and managing partner of Standard General, which agreed to acquire Tegna for $5.4 billion. While the deal is being reviewed by the FCC, objections have been raised by Graham Media, unions and other groups concerned that newsroom jobs will be lost and about the influence of Apollo Global Management, which owns stations through Cox Media Group and is involved in the financing of Standard G...
TV News Check at Friday, June 24, 2022 1:10:50 PM


How to ensure diverse viewpoints in abortion coverage
With the Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade, abortion access will continue to lead the news. This is a complex topic. Laws vary by state, and personal beliefs (including […] The post How to ensure diverse viewpoints in abortion coverage appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, June 24, 2022 1:09:06 PM


Standard General-Tegna Deal Could Aid Diversity In TV Ownership
“One of our key initiatives is to give our communities a voice,” says Soo Kim (l), founding partner of Standard General and current managing partner and chief investment officer. “We want to partner with community journalism groups to amplify the work theyre doing and the communities they represent.” The merged company will be led by television industry veteran Deb McDermott, forming Americas largest minority-owned, women-led broadcasting company. The post Standard General-Tegna Deal Could ...
TV News Check at Friday, June 24, 2022 12:51:24 PM


YouTube takes flak on the third day of GlobalFact
OSLO, Norway – YouTube came under fire in Oslo on Friday during a “fireside chat” at GlobalFact 9, a large fact-checking conference hosted by the International Fact-Checking Network. During the […] The post YouTube takes flak on the third day of GlobalFact appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, June 24, 2022 11:53:08 AM


Violence against abortion providers is on the rise
The National Abortion Federation says violence against abortion providers is rising sharply. The federation, an abortion-rights group, reports: The statistics show a significant increase in stalking (600%), blockades (450%), hoax […] The post Violence against abortion providers is on the rise appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, June 24, 2022 11:50:43 AM


Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States Can Ban Abortion
The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the culmination of decades of efforts by abortion opponents, made possible by an emboldened right side of the court that has been fortified by three appointees of former President Donald Trump. The ruling came more than a month after the stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicating the court was prepared to take this momentous step. The post Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States Can Ban Abortion appeared first o...
TV News Check at Friday, June 24, 2022 9:58:44 AM


How facts and stories can shape democracy: an interview with journalist Anne Applebaum
Fact-checkers dont like to talk about themselves. They pride themselves on staying out of the limelight and reporting the truth about readers communities. But this week at GlobalFact 9, the […] The post How facts and stories can shape democracy: an interview with journalist Anne Applebaum appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, June 24, 2022 8:09:45 AM


Notable and interesting journalism for your weekend
Good Friday morning. For todays Poynter Report, a list of good journalism to catch up on over the weekend, along with a few media tidbits and thoughts. Why is there […] The post Notable and interesting journalism for your weekend appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, June 24, 2022 6:30:33 AM


Charter Must Pay $337.5M In Compensatory Damages Over Murder Committed by Installer
A Dallas jury found Charter Communications grossly negligent in the December 2019 murder of an 83-year-old customer by one of it service technicians, hitting the cable operator with a $337.5 million compensatory damages verdict. Following an 11-day trial, the jury determined that Charter was 90% responsible for the stabbing death of Betty Thomas, an Irving, Texas, grandmother, at the hands of Roy Holden, who is currently serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to her murder. The post Ch...
TV News Check at Friday, June 24, 2022 5:23:42 AM


What the Supreme Court ruling on carrying guns means outside of New York
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 What the Supreme Court ruling on carrying guns means outside of New York appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, June 24, 2022 5:00:27 AM


No, Jen Psaki didnt tweet about Joe Biden, Donald Trump and kneepads
President Joe Biden recently fell off his bike as he was trying to dismount in Delaware, but former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did not use the opportunity to […] The post No, Jen Psaki didnt tweet about Joe Biden, Donald Trump and kneepads appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, June 24, 2022 4:55:35 AM


5 takeaways from Thursdays GlobalFact sessions
GlobalFact is the largest fact-checking summit in the world, with almost 600 in-person attendees this year. As the second day of GlobalFact 9 comes to an end Thursday, here are […] The post 5 takeaways from Thursdays GlobalFact sessions appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, June 23, 2022 3:33:06 PM


‘Flash’ Audience Rises Ahead Of Finale, Stanley Cup Final Tops Demo
The Flash 's penultimate Season 8 episode drew 620,000 total viewers to The CW Wednesday — its best tally since April 13, and its third-largest audience of 2022 — and an eighth straight 0.1 demo rating. ABCs coverage of the Stanley Cup Final Game 4 (3.6M/0.9) improved on Mondays prelim numbers, dominating Wednesday in the demo and veritably tying CBSs The Price Is Right at Night  rerun for the biggest audience. The post ‘Flash’ Audience Rises Ahead Of Finale, Stanley Cup Fin...
TV News Check at Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:47:57 PM


CBS Sets Fall Premiere Dates
The broadcast network will launch four new shows and 18 returning series with a rollout that starts in Premiere Week, on Monday, Sept. 19. The networks schedule is on par with its May announcement save for one change: dating series  The Real Love Boat  is moving from 10 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. CBS, overseen by president Kelly Kahl, has a schedule thats largely stable with last season on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. The post CBS Sets Fall Premiere Dates appeared first on TV News Che...
TV News Check at Thursday, June 23, 2022 11:47:48 AM


ENCO enCaption Automated Closed Captioning System Boosts Productivity For Department Of Veterans Aff
As part of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the VHA Employee Education System (EES) delivers an extensive range of training content, wellness programming, and departmental communications to VA staff and Veterans nationwide. Since successfully piloting an ENCO captioning solution, EES has deployed the companys enCaption automated captioning system to achieve the departments goal […] The post ENCO enCaption Automated Closed Captioning System Boosts Productivity For Depa...
TV News Check at Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:39:56 AM


Kiloview Expands NDI Ecosystem Supporting End-to-End IP Video Transmission & Production
Kiloview is expanding its family of Network Device Interface (NDI)-compliant solutions with the introduction of its new NDI Recorder, which joins the companys growing ecosystem of IP-based hardware and software video encoding, decoding, conversion, switching and streaming technologies. The launch of the NDI Recorder is the latest step in Kiloviews goal to continually develop AV over IP workflow […] The post Kiloview Expands NDI Ecosystem Supporting End-to-End IP Video Transmission &am...
TV News Check at Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:22:09 AM


ATG Danmon Completes Studio Relocation And Full-UHD Upgrade For That Lot
ATG Danmon announces the completion of a multi-camera studio and control room upgrade for That Lot, a European provider of social media content production support. The project coincided with the relocation of That Lot’s headquarters to new premises in Bishopsgate, London. It is an upgrade to full UHD vision, routing, recording, monitoring and archiving. “ATG […] The post ATG Danmon Completes Studio Relocation And Full-UHD Upgrade For That Lot appeared first on TV News Chec...
TV News Check at Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:00:16 AM


Ad Insertion Platform Partners With Veset On Cloud-Based Workflows For Ingest, SSAI, Playout
Ad Insertion Platform (AIP) and Veset are partnering to give broadcasters, rightsholders and content owners a way to seamlessly deliver ad-supported video content to multiple platforms. The companies say: “Thanks to the integrated solution, video providers can easily originate and monetize linear channels, while presenting enhanced graphics and elevating viewer interactivity and personalization. “Vesets all-in-one […] The post Ad Insertion Platform Partners With Veset On Cloud-Based Wo...
TV News Check at Thursday, June 23, 2022 8:54:29 AM


The Supreme Court moves closer to ruling on Roe v. Wade
Were moving closer to a Supreme Court ruling on abortion. It could happen at any moment now. More on that in a few moments. But first … Just ahead of […] The post The Supreme Court moves closer to ruling on Roe v. Wade appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:30:56 AM


Adrienne ORiain Exits As SVP Original Programming For TNT, TBS & truTV
Adrienne ORiain is leaving the Turner networks after 11 years, most recently as SVP, original programming for TNT, TBS and truTV, serving as co-head of scripted development for the TNets. ORiain is the latest senior programming executive to leave the TNets following the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger as WarnerMedias ad-supported entertainment linear networks became one of the first cost-saving targets for the new regime. The post Adrienne ORiain Exits As SVP Original Programming For TNT, TB...
TV News Check at Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:46:13 AM


FCC Looks For Post-Nielsen Directory Market Metric
The FCC is gearing up to find another way to determine a TV station's local market for must-carry and other purposes. The move comes after decades of using Nielsen's TV Station Index directory as its local market regulatory bible of sorts. That is because Nielsen has phased out the report, FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel pointed out in outlining the agenda for the commission's July public meeting. The post FCC Looks For Post-Nielsen Directory Market Metric appeared first on TV News Check...
TV News Check at Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:32:32 AM


IFCN launches new Legal Support Fund for fact-checkers facing harassment
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 23, 2022) – The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at Poynter has launched a new Legal Support Fund to provide financial assistance to fact-checking organizations that are […] The post IFCN launches new Legal Support Fund for fact-checkers facing harassment appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:30:18 AM


Unions Try To Block Tegna-Standard General Deal
The NewsGuild-CWA and and the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET)-CWA filed a petition to dismiss or deny the deal with the FCC on Wednesday (June 22), the deadline for such filings. They say the deal, which was approved by Tegna shareholders in May, and interrelated transactions — what they labeled an “unprecedented array of sequenced transactions and swaps” — are actually an attempt to “game the commissions ownership and retransmission consent rules in ways tha...
TV News Check at Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:14:26 AM


Why is gasoline more expensive in some places?
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 Why is gasoline more expensive in some places? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:00:37 AM


What journalists need to know about the laws on covering elections
When a journalist is covering the process of voting — whether its for mayor, governor or senator — the goal is the same: show the public the truth about the […] The post What journalists need to know about the laws on covering elections appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, June 23, 2022 4:55:05 AM


Is Russia threatening to let the International Space Station crash into Earth?
Some social media users worry that the United States support for Ukraine in its war with Russia could backfire. This tweet claims that Russia said it might allow the International […] The post Is Russia threatening to let the International Space Station crash into Earth? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 3:51:27 PM


Fox Corp. Must Face Defamation Lawsuit Over Election Coverage
A Delaware judge on Tuesday rejected a motion by the parent of Fox News Channel to dismiss Dominion Voting Systems Inc.'s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit over the network's 2020 presidential election coverage. Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis, who last December said Dominion could sue Fox News Channel, said the voting machine company can also sue Fox Corp. on a theory it was directly liable for statements on the network. The post Fox Corp. Must Face Defamation Lawsuit Over Election Co...
TV News Check at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:20:27 PM


GlobalFact 9 launches in Norway with a big question: How does fact-checking help?
OSLO, Norway — Academic and practical attention to the discipline of fact-checking has burst into the mainstream. Many fact-checkers got their start in 2016, scrutinizing the U.S. presidential election, and […] The post GlobalFact 9 launches in Norway with a big question: How does fact-checking help? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:47:13 PM


The Los Angeles Times gets a fully staffed “burner account”
Is an official Finsta an oxymoron? The 404 — a new Los Angeles Times project being billed as “a burner account” for the legacy newspaper — doesnt think so. Known informally as the meme team during its formation, the 404 is “the first-of-its-kind collective in any major U.S. newsroom.” Unlike other social teams — including the Times...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:41:40 PM


After 8 years, Google News returns to Spain
Google News is back online in Spain, eight years after the company pulled the product as a result of a Spanish law that would have required it to pay for linking to news sites. Google says the loss of Google News hurt Spanish publishers, and theres evidence to back that up. A 2017 study found,...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:32:36 PM


Were not done with alt-weeklies
Reports of the death of alt-weeklies have been greatly exaggerated. Well, maybe just somewhat exaggerated. There are a lot fewer of them now than a decade or so ago. The […] The post Were not done with alt-weeklies appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 10:26:43 AM


“The differences seem to be growing”: A look at the rising generation of news consumers
Media organizations around the world can agree on one thing: Young people — despite being critical audiences for publishers and journalists, and to the sustainability of news — are increasingly hard to reach and engage. Using data from the 2022 Reuters Institute Digital News Report, we show that younger audiences increasingly consume and think about news differently...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 9:39:50 AM


Pairing college journalism students with news outlets may be key to solving the local news crisis, r
In Nebraska, more than half of the reporters covering the state capitol are student journalists, thanks in part to the Nebraska News Service from the University of Nebraskas journalism school. […] The post Pairing college journalism students with news outlets may be key to solving the local news crisis, researchers suspect appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 9:39:01 AM


Linda Yaccarino, Laura Correnti Launch Sunday Supper Podcast In Partnership With iHeartMedia
Today, NBCUniversal Chairman of Global Advertising & Partnerships Linda Yaccarino and Giant Spoon Partner Laura Correnti announced the launch of their new podcast, Sunday Supper, in partnership with iHeartMedia. Yaccarino and Correnti will welcome listeners to the dinner table — alongside some of the biggest names in entertainment and business — for open conversations over open bottles of […] The post Linda Yaccarino, Laura Correnti Launch Sunday Supper Podcast In Partnership With...
TV News Check at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 9:08:57 AM


The media continues to push for answers in the Uvalde school shooting
On May 24, an 18-year-old gunman with an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. A little more than an hour later, 19 children and two teachers […] The post The media continues to push for answers in the Uvalde school shooting appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 6:30:00 AM


NBA Finals Viewership Up 24% Over 2021
The basketball championship, along with Game 1 of the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals were seen on ABC, allowing the network to dominate the weekly ratings race. ABC averaged 5 million viewers in primetime last week, CBS averaged 2.8 million, NBC averaged 2.6 million, Fox had 1.5 million, Univision had 1.1 million, Telemundo had 940,000 and Ion Television had 900,000. Fox News Channel topped cable networks with an average of 2.15 million viewers. MSNBC had 1.37 million, HGTV had 927,000, Discovery had ...
TV News Check at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:36:32 AM


Dish’s New T-Mobile Deal Could Be A Blow To AT&T
Dish Network on Tuesday announced a new $3.3 billion agreement with T-Mobile that lowers the prices Dish must pay to put its customers onto T-Mobile's 5G network. The financial analysts at New Street Research speculated that the agreement represents a modest negative for AT&T, which inked its own $5 billion network-access deal with Dish last year. According to the analysts, Dish now has less incentive to move its Boost Mobile customer traffic onto AT&T's network. The post Dish’s...
TV News Check at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:18:22 AM


Expect a long fight over Bidens order for cigarette manufacturers to cut nicotine levels
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 Expect a long fight over Bidens order for cigarette manufacturers to cut nicotine levels appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:00:24 AM


Extreme heat killed cattle in Kansas, not chemtrails or a food shortage scheme
Thousands of cattle died in mid-June in Kansas — deaths that state officials and animal experts have said were caused by intense heat. But some social media posts are casting […] The post Extreme heat killed cattle in Kansas, not chemtrails or a food shortage scheme appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:55:46 AM


Gray Television Buying LPTVs To Expand Into Spanish-Language TV
Acquisition of some 40 LPTVs allows Gray to bring Telemundo to 34 new markets, as well as gain spectrum and broadcast strength. 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 right column of virtually every page on the site. If you dont se...
TV News Check at Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:30:11 AM


‘Jeopardy Host Mayim Bialik Tests Positive For COVID
Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik is updating her social media followers on her health after testing positive for COVID-19. The star announced her diagnosis via her official Instagram account on Monday and then directed people to the Instagram account for her Bialik Breakdown podcast, where she offered more details on her symptoms. Bialik wrote in her caption that she is both vaccinated and boosted. The post ‘Jeopardy Host Mayim Bialik Tests Positive For COVID appeared first on TV News Che...
TV News Check at Tuesday, June 21, 2022 3:55:09 PM


The Washington Post wants to give you a good deal on a digital subscription — from now until 2072
Anybody have a guess at what a digital news subscription might cost in 2072? First, of course, theres the matter of inflation, a subject of renewed interest these days. In real dollars, $50 today is the equivalent of just $7.70 fifty years ago. In 1972, you could buy a dozen eggs, a pound of steak,...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, June 21, 2022 1:53:55 PM


PBS Joins TV Food Contests With ‘The Great American Recipe’
NEW YORK (AP) — America has perfected the stressful TV cooking competition, pitting amateur or professional chefs against each other in such high-pressure, scream-filled shows as “Chopped,” “Cutthroat Kitchen” or “Top Chef.” PBS hopes to change that with an original food competition show, “The Great American Recipe,” which dispenses with the angst and scary knife graphics. It’s […] The post PBS Joins TV Food Contests With ‘The Great American Recipe’ appeared first on ...
TV News Check at Tuesday, June 21, 2022 1:12:17 PM


When email interviews, once considered a last resort, are invaluable for reporters
The method with which a journalist conducts an interview was once a topic of great debate. In 2012, several journalists who spoke to Poynter about interviewing methods called email “a […] The post When email interviews, once considered a last resort, are invaluable for reporters appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:00:06 PM


Nick Faldo Leaves CBS With Trevor Immelman Replacing Him
Sir Nick Faldo is planning to retire after 16 years in the booth with CBS Sports and the Golf Channel. The 64-year-old broadcaster shared the news in a signed letter he posted to Twitter on Tuesday — revealing his last day in the booth will be on Aug. 7 for The Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC. Trevor Immelman — a South African who won the Masters in 2008 — will replace Faldo next year alongside Jim Nantz, according to Sports Business Journal. The post Nick Faldo Leaves CBS With Trevor ...
TV News Check at Tuesday, June 21, 2022 9:23:29 AM


Lets Get To The Heart Of Impact: Emotional Measurement And Why Ad Quality Matters
Do you know what parts of an ad campaign truly ignite your customers? Is it a beloved celebrity? Or a compelling story? Dont we really want to know if a great, emotional ad gets the proper credit when we measure campaign performance? As a publisher, NBCUniversal knows how important the role of emotions can be. Emotional relationships to our content are what fuels fandom. Its why we constantly test our content to understand feelings like brand love, because emotional connections with our fans c...
TV News Check at Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:41:35 AM


Introducing the 58 Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellows for 2022-23
The Poynter Institute is proud to welcome 58 emerging journalists to the fourth year of its prestigious Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship program. The yearlong fellowship kicked off this month […] The post Introducing the 58 Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellows for 2022-23 appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:30:19 AM


Banned by Facebook and flagged by Twitter, a disturbing political ad sends a dangerous message
A man — a former Navy SEAL, in fact — creeps up to a door of a home with a rifle in his hands and a pistol in his belt. […] The post Banned by Facebook and flagged by Twitter, a disturbing political ad sends a dangerous message appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:30:00 AM


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