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Archives: August 2010

Man Charged with Killing KSHB Assignment Editor

Kansas City Star

Nick Dutcher Jackson County prosecutors filed charges Friday night against a 20-year-old Kansas City man in the murder of KSHB-TV employee Nick Dutcher.

Antonio T. Grandison was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and armed criminal action in the July 20 strangling death.

He was arrested earlier in the day and is being held on $500,000 cash bond.

According to court documents, Grandison confessed to strangling the 30-year-old assignment desk editor More…

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Former Reporter Settles Into New Life as NOLA Politician

KRIV

Helena Moreno Helena Moreno is a self-described Houston girl.

But on the streets of the Big Easy, she’s known as Helena Moreno, State Representative from New Orleans.

“I never in a million years thought Id end up in New Orleans,” Moreno says.

She grew up in Memorial and graduated from Episcopal High School. It was there she knew she wanted to be a journalist. More…

Glenn Beck Launches ‘News and Opinion’ Website

Mediaite

The Blaze
Having conquered TV, radio, book publishing and now live events, Glenn Beck is looking to expand his media empire into a new arena–the web (obviously GlennBeck.com is thriving too).

Mediaite has the exclusive details about a news and opinion website Beck is launching tonight. Heres what to expect.

Beck’s new site is called TheBlaze.com, and will be edited by Scott Baker, formerly of Breitbart TV and host of “The B-Cast.” More…

From Local News Hero to Web Sensation, Dobson Charts Future

Associated Press

Antoine Dodson Antoine Dodson‘s angry, head-shaking TV interview about an attempted rape against his younger sister in her bed has turned into a chart-topping iTunes song and YouTube hit and made the 24-year-old Alabama college student an Internet sensation.

“So y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband, ’cause they raping everybody out here,” the song’s catchy refrain goes.

Dodson plans to use the money from the “Bed Intruder Song” selling for $1.29 a download and T-shirt sales to move his family out of the Lincoln Park housing project where they say the attack happened. More…

ESPN Waffles Over Reporter’s Outside Endorsements

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jenn Brown Jenn Brown is a sideline reporter for ESPN college football telecasts on Thursday nights. For a few days last week, she had planned to be the spokeswoman for MillerCoors’ Icehouse brand.

Like drinking and driving, though, acting as a pitchman and journalism don’t mix.

MillerCoors had hired Brown to serve as the “face and voice” of the Icehouse brand by appearing in a promotional and advertising program through December 2011. More…

Sunbeam, Nielsen Fail To Reach Settlement

MediaPost

Nielsen logo The prospect of a de facto winter convention of TV research executives in a Miami courtroom is a step closer. Last week’s court-ordered mediation failed to yield a settlement in the antitrust case brought against Nielsen by Sunbeam Television, continuing the possibility of a mid-January trial.

Law professor Eric D. Green, who had success in mediating the well-known United States v. Microsoft case, assembled the two parties in his Boston office last week. But talks did not produce a resolution, a representative for Sunbeam said in an email.

Sunbeam has alleged Nielsen thwarted competitors from entering the Miami market, where it operates Fox affiliate WSVN. More…

Controversy Surrounds Murder Suspect’s Televised Surrender

Buffalo News

McCray
Controversy has surrounded the actions of a homicide detective during Wednesdays televised arrest of murder suspect Riccardo M. McCray.

After getting word that McCray had surrendered at WIVB-TV studios on Elmwood Avenue, police officers entered a conference room to take him into custody.

A TV cameraman caught Buffalo Homicide Detective Sgt. James P. Lonergan grabbing community leader Darnell Jackson by the jacket and shoving him aside to get to McCray. Jackson had arranged for McCray to surrender at the TV station. More…

In California, ESPN Draws Ire of Local Media, Coaches

The Sacramento Bee

Folsom, Grant Football According to some of those involved, the worst part of Friday’s prep football showcase on ESPN was that ESPN was there.

Coaches said the sports network barged into Folsom this week, flexed its biceps and took control of seemingly every working detail of the Folsom-Grant encounter, turning a lot of heads and stomachs.

It wasn’t the broadcasters or reporters or the grunt crew that laid down yards of cable or put in portable lights that muddled matters. More…

Records Show Salazar Repeatedly Clashed with Police

Los Angeles Times

Ruben Salazar Ruben Salazar sat at a long table across from a stern-faced Los Angeles Police Chief Ed Davis, decked out in his dress blue uniform and flanked by two top aides.

A Times columnist and news director for KMEX-TV, Salazar and his boss had been summoned to LAPD headquarters about a March 1970 meeting the newsman reported involving the chief and Latino journalists. Davis was angry and accused Salazar of fabricating information, recalled Joe Rank, the KMEX vice president at the time, who attended the meeting.

“I want you to retract what you said about me,” Rank recalled Davis saying.

“I’m not going to do it,” Salazar responded. More…

Survey Shows Generational Decline in Live TV Viewing

TechCrunch

TV Watching Between online video, DVRs, and on-demand cable the amount of time people spend watching live TV (you know, with all of those commercials that advertisers spend $70 billion a year on) is shrinking fast.

Only 52 percent of American’s viewing time is spent on live TV compared to online and time-shifting alternatives, according to a new survey of 1,000 American consumers by market research firm Morpace. And that percentage decreases the younger the audience, with the key 18-to-34-year-old demographic watching live TV only 41 percent of the time, versus 64 percent of the time for those 55 and older. More…

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