Fusion anchor Alicia Menendez says the formula for reaching millennials is pretty simple: authenticity, levity and ubiquity. Menendez was a panelist at last week’s TVNewser Show talking about the importance of the millennial audience, and about her network, Fusion, six months in. WATCH:
As we start planning for the next TVNewser Show & Media Job Fair, here’s a look back at last week’s event at which more than 900 people gathered to talk shop, learn about the future of the business, or find a job… and there was cake.
Of the many stresses that might keep TV news’ executives up at night, one of the biggest is how to get those all-important younger viewers to tune in regularly as increasing competition grows on digital, social, and second screen platforms.
With more than 900 people attending the TVNewser Show Media Job Fair on Tuesday — most in the younger demo — we figured we’d go straight to the source.
Responses ran the gamut, from a desire for increased anchor participation on social media, to more quick, on-the-go news, to lightening up the mood a little bit. And some respondees poured cold water on the notion that young people don’t like hard news.
When it comes to bad closed captioning, Marlee Matlin has a lot to say.
A tipping point came five years ago when Matlin, who’s been deaf since the age of 18 months, sat down with her daughter to watch the “Wizard of Oz” on Netflix. There were no subtitles. Her Tweet started a caption revolution. “Noise is good, because the purpose was good,” Matlin says.
The Academy Award-winning actress is now working with VIKI, which crowd sources program translations in more than 200 languages, for the Billion Words March. The FCC is behind the initiative, and in February outlined new rules aimed at stopping inaccurate closed captioning.
Along with her interpreter of 29 years, Jack Jason, we sat down with Matlin to talk about life off screen, and on. The Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars contestant tells us which competition show she’d like to appear on next.
On Tuesday, Christiane Amanpour will be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame, which honors leaders who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. Amanpour is the only on air talent, and only woman, in the 2014 class. Others include executives from Suddenlink Communications, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications. Amanpour adds this honor to 11 News and Documentary Emmys, four Peabody Awards, and nine honorary degrees. Have you ever wondered what was Christiane Amanpour’s First Big Break was? Well, here it is:
Katie Couric‘s transition from daytime talk show host to global news anchor for Yahoo News, is just another turning point for the journalist best known for her years as co-anchor of NBC’s “Today” show. Couric says timing and luck have been on her side. As Couric tells us in our latest installment of My First Big Break, she has one man to thank for her big breaK
In the latest installment of MediabistroTV’s “What’s Your Show?” we take you inside Al Jazeera America’s primetime newscast with John Seigenthaler, which airs at 8pmET weeknights.
The mission is quite “radical,” Seigenthaler tells TVNewser: to provide unbiased, in-depth journalism for AJAM’s audience. The production of the newscast takes place in AJAM’s newsroom; a former bank turned into a bustling news start-up.
And the producers who make up this start-up take pride in offering cable viewers something different, specifically more international and under-reported stories.
Each morning during her Fox Business show, Maria Bartiromo records a promotional spot for the following day. That promo doesn’t air on FBN, but instead on her former network CNBC, during a local commercial break on systems like Time Warner Cable, FiOS and DirecTV. We spent this morning at Fox for a behind-the-scenes look at Bartiromo’s “Opening Bell” for our “What’s Your Show?” series and we asked her what’s behind the cross-network marketing. WATCH:
Stay tuned for “What’s Your Show? Maria Bartiromo” coming up in a few weeks on TVNewser. To catch previous episodes, and all mbTV shows, click here.
A week from today, Chris Hayes marks one year as host of “All In,” MSNBC’s lead-off primetime program. “All In” is a Top 20 cable news program and is consistently MSNBC’s second most-watched show, after Rachel Maddow, among younger viewers.
In the second edition of the MediabistroTV series “What’s Your Show?” Hayes and his team take us behind the scenes of “All In,” which Hayes calls much more “host driven” than your average cable news show.
Shepard Smith has been a part of Fox News since there has been a Fox News. But the longtime anchor took on a new challenge late last year: hosting a high-octane newscast from a futuristic (yet functional) studio without compromising the mission: report the news, first and fair. Oh, and keep the show No. 1 in the ratings. So far, so good.
In the first edition of the new MediabistroTV series “What’s Your Show?” Smith and his team take us behind the scenes of “Shepard Smith Reporting.”
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