Category Archives: TV News

Wanna Do Something About Sinclair TV Propaganda? It’s Easy! TURN IT OFF!

By refusing to watch Sinclair TV stations, you cut into their bottom line.
Because after all, Sinclair is only out for the almighty dollar. Continue reading

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Sports Television’s Newest "Eye Candy"!

For as long as there has been television, there has always been ways for men to keep their interest. In football, there’s cheerleaders. In NASCAR, there’s the Sprint Cup girl in the winner’s circle. In news, there’s blondes in anchor … Continue reading

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RTDNA Survey Claims More Local TV News Produced. Not So Fast! I Have Questions!

A survey was released by the Radio and Television Digital News Association and Hofstra University that reported the average local station produced a record 5.3 hours of news a day in 2010, up 18 minutes from 2009. The network affiliate … Continue reading

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Media Watchdog Group Finally Tackes Duopolies!

For the last few years, this blog has been alerting our readers about the increased presence of Shared Services Agreements within US television markets. The SSA’s have been damaging to communities, leading to layoffs, increased workloads and a lack of … Continue reading

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While Workers at Media General Suffer, CEO & Board Members Rake In The Cash!

Media General CEO Marshall Morton announced to staff this week that the company is requiring its employees to take 15 furlough days before the end of the year. “In order to reach our cash flow goal for the year, which … Continue reading

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FCC Cites "Shortage of Local Reporting"; Just Look at Syracuse TV!

When CBS-affiliate WTVH-TV in Syracuse shut down their news operations and shifted it to my former employer, WSTM in 2009, I predicted news coverage in the Central New York market would suffer because of the lack of objective coverage. Well, … Continue reading

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News Director Resigns! What’s The Heck’s Going On At WSYR-TV In Syracuse?

Jim Tortora resigned this week as news director at WSYR-TV. Upon hearing the news, I worked myself into overdrive to find out what was happening at my former competitor. According to a source close to the station that I talked … Continue reading

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