5 facts about the state of local TV newsrooms
Despite revenue from political ads and fees paid by cable and other companies to carry their programming, the picture for local TV newsrooms is a mixed one.
Time Inc. spinoff reflects a troubled magazine business
Time Inc.’s troubles are emblematic of the economic challenges facing the consumer magazine industry.
The acquisition binge in local TV
Media companies have dramatically expanding their local television holdings in recent years. Five companies own one-third of the about 1,400 local TV stations in the country.
Local TV audiences bounce back
Bucking a long-range trend of declining viewership, the audience for local TV news grew in all three major time slots in 2013.
Local TV stations post mixed results as some feel loss of political ads
The rush to acquire local television stations produced revenue growth for some media companies in the year’s third quarter, while others suffered losses tied to a plunge in political ad dollars.
In the UK, scandal prompts a push for a press watchdog
The British cell phone hacking scandal of 2011 was a major catalyst for the creation of a new press watchdog.
Rise of Greek nationalist ‘Golden Dawn’ party coincides with Greece’s economic crisis
The Greek government is preparing to try several lawmakers representing the Golden Dawn, a nationalist and anti-immigrant party that the government describes as “neo-Nazi.” The upcoming trial is related to the fatal stabbing of an anti-fascist rap musician on Sept. 18, by a Golden Dawn sympathizer. Golden Dawn, a far right wing party whose motto […]
Gibbs takes over a troubled Time magazine
Nancy Gibbs, Time magazine’s newly-named managing editor — and the first woman to hold that position — takes the reins at an uncertain time in the publication’s history.
Time Warner vs. CBS: The high stakes of their fight over fees
The weeks-long battle between Time Warner Cable and CBS that is keeping the network’s programming from being shown in major markets comes down to the all-important question of retransmission fees.
Local TV newsrooms in 2012: Bigger budgets, smaller staffs
The latest data on local television economics offers mixed messages: increasing revenue from news programming but cuts in newsroom budgets.