TVNewser LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllTwitter AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideSocialGames InsideMobileApps

Posts Tagged ‘Meagan Farley’

On the Move, 2/4/14

Andrea Nakano adds freelance duties as a fill-in sports anchor with KPIX in San Francisco. She will continue as a sports reporter and anchor at NBC’s Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

Kanya Whitworth has been promoted to weekday morning anchor at WHDH in Boston. Previously, she was the weekend morning anchor.

Katy Morgan joins WZTV in Nashville as chief meteorologist. She previously worked at WXIX in Cincinnati.

Kim Fischer has been promoted to primary anchor at KTVX in Salt Lake City. She was previously an anchor and reporter. Read more

Mediabistro Course

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now! 
 

WSLS Will Replace Social-Media Driven Newscast with More Traditional Format

WSLS, the NBC affiliate in Roanoke, will replace their 7 p.m. social-media driven newscast with a more traditional broadcast this fall. Meagan Farley (pictured), who joined the station to anchor the broadcast when it was launched in 2009, will be replaced as the anchor and has left the station, according to The Roanoke Times.

“We listened to what the viewers really want,” news director Melissa Preas told The Roanoke Times. “And traditional news is what they want.”

The 7 p.m. newscast was launched two years ago as a way to engage viewers with the WSLS news via Twitter, Facebook and live-chat discussions. WSLS described the broadcast as “a new way to see news.”

Local stations are still figuring out how and where to fit social media into their reporting and broadcasting techniques. Phoenix’s KTVK recently launched a similar social-media driven newscast, while other stations — like WESH in Orlando and WDSU in New Orleans — have developed apps for viewers to use on their smartphones.