The Hearst Thread

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  1. susquvalleywgal

    susquvalleywgal AM Anchor

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    WGAL does not have the new website format yet. But we have some new things they started rolling out.


    New WGAL Coming Up gfx ... The effects are just like the news gfx. I'm liking this.


    Finally, WGAL has a station logo bug for syndicated programming. I wanted them to have this for YEARS.

    -- Matt
     
  2. MichiganNewsGraphicsJunkie

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    WESH & KOCO has started the new layout as of today.
     
  3. NewsMaster

    NewsMaster Zonie for now

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    WMUR has picked up the new website.
     
  4. MichiganNewsGraphicsJunkie

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    KHBS/KHOG 40/29 and KOAT has the new layout today as well
     
  5. NewsMaster

    NewsMaster Zonie for now

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    #145 NewsMaster, Oct 13, 2016
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  6. LoadStar

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    KCCI, WBAL, and WYFF now have them
     
  8. GoldenShine9

    GoldenShine9 News Director

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    Only WCVB still has the old format.
     
  9. newsbot

    newsbot Primary Anchor

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    WCVB has finally switched. It's a nice new format, but a lot of legacy content has been wiped out (as was the case with the other switchovers.)
     
  10. mre29

    mre29 AM Anchor

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    Looks like Lakana's (formerly Internet Broadcasting) is no longer involved in the sites. Has Hearst taken the work in-house?
     
  11. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    According to a WhoIs search it like some are still hosted by Internet Broadcasting.
     
  12. atlnews2

    atlnews2 News Director

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    I really don't like these websites. They have so little (useful) content compared to the old ones
     
  13. Pine Belt Media

    Pine Belt Media AM Anchor

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  14. susquvalleywgal

    susquvalleywgal AM Anchor

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    WGAL unveiled their 'WGAL Hall of Fame' yesterday. It's located near the lobby at their Columbia Ave., Lancaster building. Very nice report. And legendary anchor Dick Hoxworth got to be selected in the first class. I like what they did here. Very nice.



    Dick Hoxworth was an amazing anchor. I sure miss him on the morning team at WGAL. An honor well deserved.

    -- Matt
     
  15. jbnews

    jbnews Managing Editor

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    Well, it has been 4 years since the current Hearst Graphics package and Strive debuted. I have been starting to wonder, or if anyone knows this, is there a new graphics package on the way? They keep updating it, and I feel it wouldn't hurt to just debut a whole new one with the diagrid design, of course. As for music, they could keep Strive or they could do a Strive v2 to move away from the current package because it is continuously updated and has 29 discs! What do you guys think?
     
  16. WXNerd2

    WXNerd2 Health Reporter

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    If I recall correctly, I believe the blue rings lasted close to 8 years with refreshes.
     
  17. mrschimpf

    mrschimpf Managing Editor

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    Plus I've noticed that the CNN content (which is inanely part of the station Twitter feeds and has terrible headline writing) is severely edited down and never flags as coming from CNN any longer. And I'm not a fan of the entire 'read half the story and here comes the ad takeover' thing that has suddenly become popular.
     
  18. onthesea

    onthesea AM Anchor

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    I agree with you. Those graphics need to be changed. And I was thinking about that Image News could be used again, but with the 2010 updates. That's not bad.
     
  19. morning traffic

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    It's going to be a long time before you see a new graphics package. They went in a little too deep. Too many stations went with physical representations of the graphics look (sets, vehicle wraps) which is honestly always a terrible idea. Stations never have money to redo duratrans when their graphics change. An update is most likely. They should start with the opens, those are the weakest part of the look. There's too many templates and custom graphics made for stations for them to roll out something new anytime soon.
     
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  20. jbnews

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    How would you change the opens?
     

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