Category: New Media

AND NOW THERE ARE 8

CBS’ free streamer CBSN, is now available in the Steel City, the second market in the Keystone State for the service. This is 8th of what is expected to a 13 markets for CBSN ...

QUIBI OR NOT QUIBI?

The Weather Channel is the latest outlet to commit to providing daily programming for Quibi, the soon-to-be-launched mobile streamer for the attention-challenged. TWC will launch “Weather Today” April 6, the same day the rest ...

ANOTHER CBSN OUTLET GOES LIVE

We have liftoff for CBSN Philly, the sixth of ViacomCBS’ 13 planned local direct-to-consumer streaming news services in major markets. Like its predecessors, CBSN Philly features anchored news programming, coverage of live breaking-news events ...

THE DIGITAL REALM GROWS

The options continues to grow for aspiring cord-cutters. Xumo, a streaming service that offers more than 180 digital channels of free programming, is the latest to add NBC News Now. NBC News Now, launched ...

VICE TURNING UP ON HULU

A new investigative program from Vice News received a series order from streaming partner Hulu. “Vice Investigates” will premiere the first three episodes Friday, Nov. 1. Subsequently, episodes will premiere one per month, starting ...

DEEP DIVING IN NEWS AGGREGATORS

More and more old line news organizations are trying on re-branding in the digital era to take on Facebook, Google and other digital platforms offering or soon-to-be-offering, news aggregators. Fox led the charge with ...

60 SECONDS?

For the attention-span-challenged, CBS News has teamed up with Jeffrey Katzenberg’s cutely-named Quibi to produce “60 Minutes”-style stories that won’t take up that much of your time. Quibi is a mobile short-form video platform ...

HERE COMES NEXT-GEN TV

Looks like the Next-Gen era in broadcast transmissions will begin today.  This is the red-letter day the FCC says it will start accepting TV station applications to modify their licenses to allow them to broadcast in ...

DO YOU YOUTUBE?

Another piece of local television and local television news’ future has arrived. YouTube TV is everywhere. All 210 Nielsen markets now have access to YouTube TV. To be sure, all local stations in each ...

SINCLAIR SHUTTERS CIRCA

In addition to seeing the Tribune stations moving under the Nexstar banner, Sinclair is also licking its wounds over another failure. Its attempt to lure millennials into its lair is shutting down. Circa, the ...

THIS PODCAST THING IS CATCHING ON

Our story last week about the second season of WDIV’s podcast “Shattered’ triggered a number of communiqués from NewsBluesers around the country who would like us to know that their newsrooms are also getting ...

NEXSTAR LAUNCHES KRON PAY APP

Remember when KRON was a powerhouse tv news operation in San Francisco? Some of us do. The station is still recovering from the crappy stewardship of the late, unlamented Young Broadcasting although it will ...

YAHOO FINANCE HIRES BLOOMBERG VET

The new, albeit somewhat familiar, faces at Yahoo Finance keep multiplying. The latest to join the streaming service is Julie Hyman, coming over from Bloomberg. She’s been covering financial markets for 20 years, the ...

LOCALISH: GOING HYPER-LOCAL

Listen up cord-cutters: The ABC O&O group thinks they’ve come up with exactly what you’re looking for. Dubbed “Localish” (cute, huh?), the new brand focuses on hyper-local stories produced by the eight ABC-owned stations ...

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER FACEBOOK WATCH LAUNCH

This time, it’s Hearst rolling out “Dispatches From The Middle,” with funding from Facebook. The program aims to present stories from smaller communities across the country. “Hearst Television’s approach to “Dispatches from the Middle” ...

GOING DIGITAL

Veteran reporter Sandra Gonzalez has joined the digital world as social media producer at Graham Media’s KPRC in Houston, TX. Gonzalez was previously a digital tools trainer with the Society of Professional Journalists training ...

DIGITAL PLATFORM STAFFING UP

Digital media company ATTN: has brought in Fernando Hurtado as a producer and editor. He’ll be producing the platform’s videos covering the environment, parenting, innovation and social justice. He most recently was present at ...

ALEXA NOW BRINGS YOU THE LA NEWS

Tribune’s KTLA in Los Angeles this week unveiled a new partnership with…Alexa. The station is now offering “KTLA’s Flash Briefing,” an audio newscast that incorporates the day’s top stories and most interesting news through ...

NOWTHIS LANDS CBS NEWS EXEC

Another CBS exec is taking a shot at social media as Nancy Han leaves her position as senior producer of “CBS News This Morning” for the past two years. She’ll be the executive producer ...

NY1 GOES THE PODCAST ROUTE

Spectrum’s NY1 in New York City has launched a political podcast. “Off Topic on Politics” is hosted by city hall and political reporter Grace Rauh. Statehouse reporter Zack Fink and Noticias NY1 Host of ...

NEWS OUT OF LEFT FIELD

If you’re looking to see what the future of news content might be, you might want to check out NBC “Left Field,” the digital video unit of NBC News launched with a license to ...

MASTERS OF THEIR DOMAIN

ABC News is beginning to use the dot.abc web-address for news platforms. “Good Morning America” switched over to a new short domain for its URL shortening (gma.abc). Six years ago, ICANN, the international organization ...

WTF?

Calm down. We’re talking about “What the Fact”, the latest entry in the Sunday morning news and information tv wars. Only this “WTF” shows up on Newsy, the Scripps-owned, millennial-targeted national multiplatform news network. ...

THE AM BATTLE FOR ATTENTION HEATS UP

We suppose it’s like being in a club, right? “Good Morning America” has revamped its website and…seriously…added a daily newsletter called “GMA Wakeup.” The eternal battle between “Good Morning America” and “Today” for A.M. ...

TEGNA TAPS A NEW CTO

Tegna went out and found themselves a chief technology officer to position them with more of a digital content platform environment. Kurt Rao did much the same at Time Inc., where he is coming ...

ESPN+ LAUNCHES IN 9 DAYS

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting ESPN’s new streaming service ESPN+, it will be a short wait. ESPN’s new streaming service is set to launch April 12, and will offer daily live MLB and NHL ...

CREATING THE “FAKE NEWS” COCOON

Anyone with even the smallest bit of curiosity as to how “fake news” is created should be paying attention as the story of Facebook’s role in Trump-Bannon ally Cambridge Analytica’s data mining operation unfolds. ...

UH-OH…

Is this finally the year that more of us get our news from online rather than teevee? Sure, it’s still the oldsters who turn to the tube for what passes for news: 58 percent ...

GRAHAM GOES HYPERLOCAL WITH NEXTDOOR

Graham Media is partnering its teevee stations in San Antonio (KSAT) and Detroit (WDIV) with Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to boost conversations around local news in communities across both ...

TELEMUNDO ADOPTS TV EVERYWHERE

The Telemundo Station Group is rolling out updated station apps and websites that feature “Telemundo En Vivo” (Telemundo Live), a new TV Everywhere experience for digital and mobile app users. “Our new Telemundo En ...

“FAST FAIL” CONTINUES AT CNN

CNN’s recent practice of getting the hell out of digital initiatives if they don’t prove quickly profitable continues with the gutting of CNN Moneystream. A handful of tech staffers were shown the door Thursday. ...

CNN’S “FAIL FAST” MANDATE

First CNN dumped its almost-new daily Snapchat news program “The Update” in December while other outlets, most notably NBC, appear to have entered millennial territory with measurable success. Then last week, CNN swallowed the ...

SNAPCHAT’S BIGGEST STARS

One of the most popular news anchors among teens is Savannah. No, not that Savannah. This Savannah is Savannah Sellers who, with Gadi Schwartz, hosts the NBC News Snapchat show “Stay Tuned.” Snapchat is ...