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Still Time to Vote in the 2013 TVNewser Challenge

If you haven’t voted yet, here’s your chance to make your predictions for what will happen across the industry in 2103. Voting will close January 6. We’ll share the results at the end of the year. Here are the results from the 2012 TVNewser Challenge.

TVNewser Challenge: Make Your 2013 Predictions

Now that 2012 is (almost) behind us, it’s time to make your predictions about what will happen across the TV News industry in 2013. Voting will close January 6. We’ll share the results at the end of 2013. Here are the results from the 2012 TVNewser Challenge.

2012 TVNewser Challenge: The Results

A year ago we asked you, our dear readers, to predict what would happen in the world of TV news in 2012. You responded by the thousands… and the results were decidedly mixed. Here are the results from the 2012 TVNewser challenge. We will publish the questions for the 2013 TVNewser Challenge tomorrow.

How many current or former GOP candidates will join a cable news channel as a contributor?

None: 4.01%
1: 9.54%
2: 35.26%
3: 29.74%
4+: 21.45%

Surprisingly, none of the candidates have signed a contributor deal with any cable news channel. The closest might be Herman Cain, who started Cain TV, a web-video venture.

Which network will have the most viewers on election night 2012?

ABC 7.94%
CBS 2.77%
CNN 11.51%
Fox News 55.44%
NBC 20.04%
MSNBC 2.29%

A majority of you were wrong, sorry. FNC came close, but NBC won the night.

Where will Matt Lauer be at this time next year?

NBC’s ‘Today’ Show 51.93%
Another Network 15.82%
Planning his own Syndicated Show 32.25%

Our readers were right on the money with this one, and didn’t let the rumors sway them. Lauer signed a long-term deal to remain at “Today” in April.

Will ‘Imus in the Morning’ be on FBN at this time next year?

Yes 29.93%
No 70.07%

Well, you were wrong about this one. Imus and FBN may not have the greatest relationship in the world, but he signed a new, multi-year deal earlier this month.

Which cable news channel is most likely to make changes to its primetime lineup in 2012?

CNN 58.26%
MSNBC 33.61%
Fox News 3.64%
None 4.48%

None of the cable news channels tweaked their primetime lineups this year, including CNN.

Which of the following international news channels will gain the most distribution in the U.S. in 2012?

BBC World News 41.43%
Al Jazeera English 39.14%
CNN International 19.43%

You were right about this one, with its big deal with Time Warner Cable this month, BBC World News gained far more distribution than either AJE or CNNI.

What change will occur in the morning show ratings war?

GMA overtakes Today 15.98%
CBS This Morning overtakes GMA 7.71%
None. All stays the same 76.31%

This is a contender for surprise of the year. While ABC had been creeping up on NBC for a while, it never seemed to amount to much. Until April, when ABC overtook “Today” and firmly planted itself as the morning leader.

Which of the following newsers will begin using Twitter regularly in 2012?

Brian Williams 53.47%
Bill O’Reilly 9.25%
Scott Pelley 17.63%
Morley Safer 1.45%
Lara Logan 18.21%

All of these people have expressed skepticism about Twitter and, well, that hasn’t changed. None of them have fully embraced Twitter and those that do have accounts either don’t use them, or have staff automatically send out video clips.

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Learn From Top TV Experts at AllFacebook Marketing Conference

Learn from the marketing and branding strategies of executives at ESPN, HBO, TV Guide Magazine at Mediabistro’s AllFacebook Marketing Conference, next Tuesday and Wednesday in New York City.

The opportunity to be in the same room as top media executives and learn from their strategies doesn’t come around often. Our events will explore the full spectrum of technical and business opportunities both within and beyond the realm of social media, television, and marketing.

Prices increase onsite, so purchase your pass before Monday, December 3.

You’ll discuss which social media platform holds the most opportunity in 2013 and the practices that marketers and brands are adopting to generate engagement, increase awareness, and reach their key demographics. You’ll also be able to pitch questions to our speakers using the hashtag #AllFacebookConf.

View the full speaker roster here.

Remember to register before Monday! You’ll also save big (almost $600) when you register for additional access to Inside Social Apps and Media App Summit, both on December 3, with a Super Combo Pass. Learn more here.

Friendly Reminder: TVNewser and TVSpy Party Tonight

Tonight at SideBar in new York, your TVNewser and TVSpy editors will be hosting a pre-Thanksgiving/post-election party.

The details are below, so be sure to swing by, grab a drink and say hello!

TVNewser & TVSpy Party

Monday, November 19

sideBar

118 E 15th St (on Irving Place, a block from Union Square)

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

If you’ve attended our parties before, you know that sharing a few drinks with us is a great way to connect with other TV news professionals. So RSVP here and we’ll see you next week.

Learn from Top TV Experts at AllFacebook Marketing Conference

Learn from the marketing and branding strategies of executives at ESPN, HBO, TV Guide Magazine at our event, AllFacebook Marketing Conference, December 4-5 in New York City. You’ll gain important insight on the big opportunities and fast-changing risks that are quickly emerging across the Facebook and mobile social landscape. Register before midnight tonight and save.

Sabrina Caluori, Vice President of Social Media and Performance at HBO, will address attendees on Integrating Facebook Into Your Marketing Strategy. An award-winning digital marketer, Caluori was responsible for the concept, building, and launch of HBO’s innovative social TV website, HBO Connect.

Ryan Spoon, Senior Vice President, Product Development at ESPN Digital Media, will teach you how to leverage social media and the Facebook newsfeed to improve your business model and outreach. Spoon is responsible for the digital product development of ESPN.com, ESPN Mobile, WatchESPN, ESPN3, Fantasy, and Social Media.

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Come Party With TVNewser and TVSpy

Let’s try this again. Hurricane Sandy spoiled our fun last month, but we are back and ready to host another TVNewser and TVSpy party.

Your TVNewser and TVSpy editors will be on hand to play host and talk politics, Petraeus and pina coladas (or whatever your preferred drink is). The details:

TVNewser & TVSpy Party

Monday, November 19

sideBar

118 E 15th St (on Irving Place, a block from Union Square)

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

If you’ve attended our parties before, you know that sharing a few drinks with us is a great way to connect with other TV news professionals. So RSVP here and we’ll see you next week.

Come Party With TVNewser and TVSpy

The Presidential election is coming up soon. Why not forget about the long campaign over drinks with your TV news colleagues and the fine folks at TVNewser and TVSpy?

Your TVNewser and TVSpy editors will be on hand to play host and talk politics, if you insist. The details:

TVNewser & TVSpy Party

Monday, October 29

sideBar

118 E 15th St (on Irving Place, a block from Union Square)

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

If you’ve attended our parties before, you know that sharing a few drinks with us is a great way to connect with other TV news professionals. So RSVP here and we’ll see you next week.

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow marks the launch of Mediabistro’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. Over eight weeks, you’ll hear from keynote speakers, attend practical how-to sessions, and undertake strategic assignments to provide dynamic training on social media.

By the end of the program, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various social media platforms, to build an engaged audience and convert traffic into sales. This year we are also launching an industry track dedicated to entertainment and social TV. There’s still time to sign up, so register here.

Some of the keynote speakers include: Read more

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