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KTVU talks with AAJA about its plans to prevent future errors & increase station’s diversity

Asian American Journalists Association | TVSpy | The Huffington Post
The Asian American Journalists Association has published important highlights from its recent meeting with KTVU.

AAJA leaders met last Friday with KTVU News Director Lee Rosenthal, Vice President & General Manager Tom Raponi, staff reporter Amber Lee, and Rosy Chu, director of community affairs and public service to discuss KTVU’s error. Earlier this month, the station incorrectly named the pilots of Asiana Flight 214. The names were offensive and caused AAJA and others to react.

AAJA’s Bobby Calvan explained what came of the meeting:

  • Raponi suggested a quarterly meeting between AAJA and newsroom leaders to discuss ongoing coverage and diversity issues. We will set up the first session soon, with our San Francisco Bay Area Chapter taking the lead.
  • Raponi also welcomed AAJA’s assistance in developing training, perhaps through a workshop or seminar, for KTVU’s newsroom. We will work with the station to help develop and conduct the necessary program.
  • KTVU offered the SF Chapter use of its studios, logistical support and live streaming services to hold media access workshops, and Raponi said he would be pleased to participate.
  • KTVU said it would work with AAJA to develop a pipeline of talented journalists who could add to the station’s diversity.
  • KTVU offered to air public service announcements on our behalf if we are interested.
  • The station would provide airtime on Rosy Chu’s weekly show “Bay Area People” to discuss diversity issues.
  • AAJA invited Raponi and Rosenthal to attend our National Convention next month and to participate on the MediaWatch panel. We’re awaiting a reply. (more...)
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What KTVU-TV did right after its slip-up

It has been great sport all weekend for media critics to excoriate KTVU-TV in Oakland. There’s no denying KTVU made a big mistake. But when admitting to its mistakes, the station took an approach that other journalists should replicate.

Friday, … Read more


Cablevision shuts down Newsday Westchester

The Wrap | The Journal News
Cablevision closed Newsday's digital-only Westchester operation Wednesday, Sara Morrison and Tony Maglio report.

Though Cablevision will not disclose how many employees were laid off, an individual with knowledge of Newsday's plans told TheWrap that the layoffs will affect "a reasonably small" number of people. Another insider estimated the number may be close to 25.
The news org "launched in the spring of 2012 in an effort to compete with The Journal News and in the Lower Hudson Valley," The Journal News reports in an unbylined article. "Editors, reporters and photographers for the organization covered local news in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange and Dutchess counties." News 12, with which the Westchester operation partnered, and Newsday itself "will continue to operate," The Journal News reports.

Knight grants $1 million to expand library of TV news broadcasts

Knight Foundation 
The Knight Foundation has given $1 million to the Internet Archive so it can expand its TV News Search & Borrow project, a library of television news broadcasts.

The expansion will help Internet Archive make the library more searchable and increase the content available to historians, journalists, documentarians and others who use the service.

“One of the things that we’re going to be putting the Knight funding towards is really looking at this interface,” Roger Macdonald, director of the Search & Borrow project, said by phone. The improvements will “make it easier for people to do what has been a fairly novel thing.” (more...)

TV station fires anchor who swore on air

CBS News
A North Dakota TV station has fired an anchor who swore during his inaugural anchor desk broadcast Sunday night.

A.J. Clemente was being introduced by co-anchor Van Tieu when he swore audibly during the 5 p.m. edition of the KFYR-TV news in Bismarck. He then stumbled through an introduction while trying to recover from his flub.


ABC, CBS and other networks take second swing at Aereo

The Wrap | New York Times

Aereo’s honeymoon is over, as broadcast networks re-filed their petitions for an injunction this morning.

As The Wrap reports, ABC, CBS, NBC Universal and Fox Television Stations are among the parties who have asked judges to reconsider the 2nd Circuit District Appeals Court’s decision from earlier this month. The decision came down in favor of Aereo, whom the court ruled was not in violation of copyright law.

The networks’ complaints stem from Aereo’s business model. Aereo provides a live stream of broadcast television to its subscribers via a live Internet feed. The court’s ruling hinged on the fact that Aereo uses an individual antenna for each subscriber; the judges in a 2-1 decision said this constituted a “private” rather than “public” performance, which meant Aereo is in the clear.

The networks have filed suit against Aereo to stop the company from transmitting their broadcasts without giving the networks compensation. Speaking from the NAB Show last week in Las Vegas, News Corp. President and COO Chase Carey  threatened to move Fox’s broadcast channels to cable if Aereo continued to win in the courts.


Milwaukee TV station pulls video of reporter doing the Dougie at scene of fatal house fire

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A Milwaukee TV station's promotional video of morning show personalities doing the Dougie has been yanked from the station's website.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Duane Dudek noted that one reporter recorded her portion while on assignment at a fatal house fire. He said the video, featuring WITI-TV's Angelica Duria performing the hip-hop dance near a news van, was shot while she was a half a block from a fire that killed three children.

The video, which had the cutline “The Fox 6 WakeUp Crew has a blast doing the Dougie,” also showcased reporter Laura Langemo and anchors Kim Murphy and Shawn Patrick, Dudek wrote. The separate segments were edited together and posted on the station's Facebook page and website Friday. Duria had just finished a morning segment on the fire that day, and recorded her portion on the scene afterward. Duria was apparently listening to music through an earpiece, and was recorded by her station camera operator. (more...)
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Chris Hayes on why ‘diversity … benefits the product’

Columbia Journalism Review | TVNewser | Media Matters
MSNBC’s Christopher Hayes acknowledges that the lack of diversity in the media is a problem. Instead of just talking about it, though, he’s doing something about it.

His weekend morning show "Up with Chris Hayes" has been praised in recent weeks for being “a beacon of diversity.” Hayes, who is about to move into prime-time, tells Columbia Journalism Review's Ann Friedman that he and the show's producers rely on quotas and spend a lot of time discussing the diversity of the show’s guests.

"We just would look at the board and say, ‘We already have too many white men. We can’t have more.’ Really, that was it ... Always, constantly just counting," Hayes tells Friedman.

He has tried to look at diversity from a racial and gender standpoint. "Out of four panelists on every show, he and his booking producers ensured that at least two were women," Friedman writes. (more...)
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‘Today Show’ narrative grows more complicated with New York Magazine piece

If this is one of the first steps in rehabbing "Today Show" star Matt Lauer’s image, he’s in for a long, tough road ahead.

That’s the thought I had after reading New York magazine’s detailed look at the Today show, featuring an exhaustive account of the machinations behind the awkward, embarrassing replacement of former co-anchor Ann Curry last year and a tough assessment of how it may have affected Lauer’s future fortunes.

Featuring a group interview with the program’s four top anchors and lots of information gathered from unnamed sources, reporter Joe Hagan paints an account filled with telling details, sharp observations and money quotes.

“They were incredibly lucky to have stabbed in the back somebody who wasn’t in the least vindictive and had the interest of the Today show at heart,” said Pulitzer-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, described as a close friend of Curry’s, in the story. “Everybody at NBC, everybody at the Today show, everybody understood that Ann was kicked out of her position because Matt didn’t want her there,” said an unnamed “prominent NBC staffer.” (more...)
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When anchor jobs open up in cable news, people of color too often left out

Despite his history as an aggressive and sometimes fiery advocate, outgoing CNN analyst Roland Martin is surprisingly reserved when discussing the cable newschannel’s decision not to renew his contract after six years as a high-profile analyst, often speaking on black … Read more