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  1. Can confirm. The axe is swinging at KFOR, so far an anchor position has been eliminated along with various administrative positions. You truly hate to see it.
  2. I'm still wondering why KTVT got a pass here. They dropped the ball just as badly as KXAS, in my opinion.
  3. Al-SA-TX

    The "3" Thread

    Y'all want to know why the TV industry is in the shape it's in look no further than this. I can't explain how many people are in positions that they shouldn't be in and I've worked in 4 newsrooms in the span of 6 years. Sorry, didn't mean to go off topic here. To contribute: my thoughts on this logo is that it is indeed terrible.
  4. https://myfox8.com/2019/08/12/check-out-fox8-wghps-new-state-of-the-art-set/ The graphics are a variation of WGN's package. Looks pretty good overall.
  5. The set debuted on Monday along with a new graphics package. They're also using Beyond.
  6. Has someone already mentioned that Nexstar has switched to Wordpress? Hence the new website layouts. Looks like they're ditching their own CMS. Apparently this has already been discussed. My bad.
  7. Looks like KWES is not too far behind.
  8. The open is nice, but sloppy near the end, which leads me to believe it was done in-house. The picture of the building suddenly disappears when the chopper starts to fly out of frame and the yellow lines/logo appear out of no where. It's a bit jarring, and it appears there should have been some sort of transition intended to go there.
  9. Seems kind of small, but impressive none-the-less.
  10. Yikes. All of it screams in-house and it is TEGNA inspired -- It is not good. The Tribune FOX package would have fit well in KC, they should have gone with that.
  11. [MEDIA=twitter]1041456554887835649[/MEDIA] https://www.wsj.com/articles/time-magazine-sold-to-salesforce-founder-marc-benioff-for-190-million-1537137165 It appears Meredith has sold Time Magazine.
  12. You all missed the point here. It's easy to transition between shows that are on the same channel, but when you try to do a live show on channel b with a live cut-in scheduled on channel a which varies every night (back to the whole pre-news thing), it doesn't work. The fix there is to preempt the pre-news, but I don't see that happening since the 10pm shows are the money makers in this market. I do agree that having a dedicated anchor for the 9pm will help the 10pm anchors out. The talent usually try to read through their scripts before the show, and from a production standpoint, it usually takes 15-30 minutes to code a heavily stacked show -- and if you've ever watched KFOR's 10pm during the week, it's jammed packed with a ton of content for 20 minutes non-stop.
  13. KAUT's newscasts at 9pm are only 30 minutes because there needs to be time to prepare for the 10pm. Pre-news is done live on KFOR and that time changes every night. Second, KAUT has already beaten KOKH in the past.
  14. I'm not sure what company you work for, but I also work in the business and disagree with a couple of things here. Full disclosure, I was at a management level position for a TEGNA station a couple of years ago when the company spun off of Gannett. Not once did I ever encounter anything along the lines of "Corporate is making us do so and so" (Nor has this occurred at my current station). Standardized graphics you say? Nonsense. If a CSD really wanted to, they could launch their own package, but most stations these days do not have a graphics department to support the every day needs of the news department. TEGNA may encourage their business units to think outside of the box, but they aren't forcing anyone's hand here. That said, I would work for them again given the opportunity. Secondly, again, those social media driven/experimental newscasts are coming from local management. If it was corporate, you'd see something like that on it's entire television portfolio. In this case, some GM/ND came up with the idea and others started running with it. I guarantee you whoever first pitched the idea was someone from sales who found their way into a GM/ND position. Sadly, this is a common occurrence in this business.
  15. I'm not sure how to tell y'all this, but corporate doesn't come in and make anyone do anything. *GASPS* It's all on local management.
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