REEL MEDIA GROUP ACQUIRES NEWSBLUES AND MEDIALINE
Television Talent Development and Training Agency Expands to Include News Journalism and Industry Job Listings
February 9, 2021– (BOCA RATON, FL.) – Reel Media Group, the top talent development, training and mentorship agency for broadcasters, today announced the company has acquired media site NewsBluesand its assets, including its ad-supported digital newsletter and companion TV job bank, Medialine.
NewsBlues, which provides a concise, objective collection of the top media news and Medialine, which lists hundreds of television jobs each week, will now be managed by Stephanie Tsoflias-Siegel, Reel Media Group founder and owner.
Reel Media Group offers a full range of programs for broadcast journalists including training, demo reel creation, job placement and job listings. For the last several years Reel Media Group had partnered with Medialine to provide exclusive job leads to journalists in the Reel Media Group Job Catalyst Program, RMG’s headhunting service for broadcasters.
“With Reel Media Group continuing to grow, it made sense to add news journalism content to our offerings. We plan to expand NewsBlues’ coverage and increase the frequency of the newsletter to give readers the most current coverage of the media industry,” said Tsoflias-Siegel. “RMG had been working with Medialine to provide the site’s listings content, and it was a natural next step to add it to our portfolio.”
Tsoflias-Siegel, an Emmy Award-Winning journalist and entrepreneur, has a long history working in media, most recently as an editor for AdWeek’s TV Spy. Previously, Tsoflias worked on-air at WPIX in New York and in several markets across the US, including Fort Myers, where she landed a one-on-one exclusive interview with then–Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden. Her media career began in Gainesville, Florida, when at age 23, she was selected as one of twelve journalists to witness the execution of the “Gainesville Killer,” Danny Rolling.
Tsoflias-Siegel created Reel Media Group in in 2014 to help aspiring journalists create demo reels, and the company has continued to add to its offerings. Reel Media Group is the only agency certified to teach the Vocal Awareness Techniques as created by Arthur Samuel Joseph and used by the nation’s top broadcasters and networks. Reel Media Group is also the only company utilizing authenticity training for talent in dozens of newsrooms across the country.
In 2016, as part of Reel Media Group’s expansion, Tsoflias-Siegel and co-owner Bram Weinstein createdReel Sports, RMG’s sports broadcast division, and formed a partnership with the NBA’s Retired Player’s Association to help athletes become on-air commentators.
Weinstein oversees the development of RMG’s sports programs and works with current and retired professional athletes. In addition to his work with RMG, Weinstein is the play-by-play voice of the Washington Football Team and host of “The Bram Weinstein Show“ on ESPN Radio in Washington DC. Previously, Weinstein was an anchor for ESPN’s SportsCenter.
With Reel Media Group, Tsoflias-Siegel and Weinstein provide aspiring and current television journalists unprecedented access to the industry’s best experts to provide a foundation for a broadcast career through training, job listings and now, media industry coverage.
ABOUT REEL MEDIA GROUP:
Reel Media Group is the top talent development, training and mentorship agency for broadcasters. Founded in 2014, Reel Media Group offers a full range of programs for broadcast journalists, includingtraining, demo reel creation, job placement and job listings. Reel Media Group is proud to be the only agency certified to teach the Vocal Awareness Techniques as created by Arthur Samuel Joseph and utilized by the nation’s top broadcasters and networks. Reel Media Group is also the only company utilizing authenticity training for talent in dozens of newsrooms across the country. In 2021, Reel Media Group acquired media site NewsBlues and newsroom job listing site Medialine, providing television journalists unprecedented access to the industry’s best experts and building foundations for a broadcast careers through training, job listings and media industry coverage. Follow Real Media Group on Instagram: @reel_media_group