Month: July 2011

Join in the Facebook conversation

Whether you teach multimedia journalism, study multimedia journalism or do multimedia journalism, we’re hoping you’ll tap into the power of social media to your own advantage. You may have already noticed our Facebook button on the right hand side of…

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Local TV news keeps on growing

The average network news station airs more than five and a half hours of news every weekday. That’s according to the latest figures from the annual RTDNA/Hofstra Survey, which found that 42% of stations increased their news production in the…

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Are beats the answer to better local TV news?

Jerry Gumbert, CEO of AR&D, a local media strategy firm, says the No. 1 reason why TV news is flagging “has been a failure of news management to sustain focus on a formal beat system.” News leaders have to realign…

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TV journalists wanted, more jobs this year

Hiring has been steady in TV newsrooms and will continue through 2011. That’s according to the latest survey from RTDNA/Hofstra University. Total local television news employment is now 26,522. That’s an increase of 2.9 percent in the last year. Other…

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