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Posts Tagged ‘Lee Zurik’

New Orleans Stations Announce Newspaper Partnerships

New Orleans FOX affiliate WVUE and CBS affiliate WWL have announced separate partnerships with two different New Orleans newspapers.

WVUE is teaming up with NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune while WWL will partner with New Orleans paper, The Advocate.

Both agreements will add to the investigative and weather reporting and analysis for both stations and newspapers. WWL will also contribute sports reporting to The Advocate. While WVUE’s latest partnership with NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune includes breaking news coverage and entertainment reporting. Read more

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10 Local Stations Win SPJ Awards

Several local stations have won Sigma Delta Chi awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Awards were given to a small-market and large-market station in five categories — breaking news coverage, documentaries, feature reporting, investigative reporting and public service in television journalism.

Large market winners were WISH in Indianapolis, KLAS in Las Vegas, News 12 Westchester, KPHO in Phoenix and WIVB in Buffalo. Small market station winners were WGXA in Macon, GA, KOMU in Columbia, KCRG in Cedar Rapids, WVUE in New Orleans and WTWO in Terre Haute, IN.

A full list of local news winners is after the jump. Read more

Police Use WVUE Reporter’s Photo for Target Practice

Local police officers decided to fire back at WVUE reporter Lee Zurik following his investigation into voter fraud that involved some sheriff’s deputies.

After Zurik’s investigation, WVUE discovered police officers were using his photo as a target during firearm training.

The sheriff responsible for the officers involved told WVUE that Zurik was one of “four or five” people to be targeted during recent firearm training. The sheriff apologized but did not take any disciplinary action against the officers who took aim at Zurik’s photo. Read more