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  1. I don't follow LA too closely but am curious, in what way is this a "get" for KTTV? Because she was popular years ago at KTLA? Were other LA stations clamoring to hire her or was KTTV the only one interested? Was KTLA even interested in getting her back at all or have they "moved on"?
  2. Yuck! Why are the using a phone for a selfie style camera shot?? Looks terrible....no prompter as well which is obvious when she looks down. You can see in the closing wide shot they have professional cameras. Use them! Graphics and set are nice but I don't think the content is compelling. Why would I watch this almost 3 minute video when I can get the same info skimming headlines on Twitter in 10 seconds?
  3. As for the music, not bad sounding, but it'll be interesting to see how the various themes are used. A few seconds each for stingers? As an underlying bed for segments? Newscasts nowadays don't really use that many franchise themes, especially at the network level. The main theme gives me Al Jazeera vibes and also reminds me of part of the CNN International Newsroom open theme. (particularly at :52)
  4. Ok, so this isn't a big deal but the News Nation logo that animates on at :31 is a knockoff version, right? Everywhere else the brackets are taller and skinnier. I wonder if SAM or NMN made it....? At first I noticed the brackets were uneven with the text when I was halfway through listening to the music. I took a screenshot to draw lines on it to make sure my eyes weren't fooling me. Then I went back to watch it animate on and saw that it starts even, but then I guess the right bracket (accidentally?), animates down a bit.
  5. If they're going to do a "light" newscast, they should brand it as such. The normal open is too intense to set the mood right. They need something like KGW is doing at 7pm:
  6. Protests were going strong before the feds came in, and are still going on after they left. Slightly smaller though and now in a different part of the city the past few nights. (Unrelated, but the story at 1:40 is kinda interesting/funny, especially the "confrontation" at the end.)
  7. I agree a bit. but I'm guessing that they went with WGN America branding as that is a more recognizable brand than "News Nation". Outside of news junkies, I bet almost no one could tell you what News Nation is compared to if you asked them if they knew what WGN America is.
  8. KGW seems to use a lot of production music in the morning and even uses random tracks from This is Home on a fairly regular basis in their 4pm newscast, for some teases. Their 6pm show "The Story" I assume is production music: They also have other shows that aren't typical newscasts. Especially lately with COVID-19 their 7pm show has gone through several changes. They dropped "Tonight with Cassidy" entertainment show (which used lots of production music), probably since it relied on in-studio guests and events happening. They did "KGW Q&A" for a few months and now are doing a show called "The Good Stuff". I wonder if the Tegna Tank designed this: (most likely) Their more recent episodes of The Good Stuff on their Youtube page have more reopen graphics and interesting camera shots...
  9. Ooof. Cringy! They didn't (or couldn't?) implement those wipe transitions correctly.
  10. I've watched some of the LA choppers night time protest coverage on Youtube and have been really impressed with the quality, clarity, and brightness of the cameras at night. Must be expensive special cameras compared to other markets.
  11. I don't say this much about people, but he is one of those very old school anchors who has not changed with this times. I wonder how the anchors get chosen. CBS or station's choice? BTW, does anyone know how the production actually happens? Does CBS staff produce the show remotely and then send the content (video/graphics/script) to the local station to load into their system and then produce out of their control room? Or is just a studio camera feed from the station sent to a CBS control room and then the show is assembled there?
  12. For anyone that cares, KGW got the new website design today.
  13. Valid concerns that I'm sure would be addressed before relying on something. I'm not claiming or supporting WFH will be the future in the near term, but there are plenty of solutions I can think of already to address these concerns. Just as there are "risks" with WFH, there can be similar things in person. What happens if an anchor falls down the steps and breaks their hip on the way to the studio to do a show? What if the production control automation freezes 5 min before air? What happens if a live shot is lost? What if there is heavy traffic and a crew is late? There are solutions to these issues, so these concerns don't prevent us from doing them in the first place. I generally agree WFH won't be the norm, but it could introduce new efficiencies or options overall. As for reporting from home, that is generally a temporary thing due to the pandemic. Some station groups have an almost blanket prohibition against in-person interviews right now unless you get explicit permission and it's necessary, leaving most interview and news gathering to video chat. I'm not advocating this, but once the pandemic is over, or if we are imagine a scenario where WFH is the norm, then reporters and photographers would meet up at a site to gather news, file pkgs, report live, etc. It wouldn't look any different other than maybe they wouldn't be presenting in studio, but that could still be an option if needed. Drop in for 30 mins and be done with it. Yeah, I'd be nice to like, work from home a few days per week whenever you feel like it for life flexibility. Parents would have many reasons to do so as well. For me, sometimes I'm just not in the mood to be around people but am still able to work. Would be nice to just decide to work from home that day and not take a PTO day.
  14. Can someone explain why/how Soo Kim and Standard General board members would benefit Tegna? I've heard each sides take, but I'm not educated enough to really understand what is going on. Can anyone here give an impartial summary? Seems like many here have a feeling of not liking the direction of Tegna, so any new board member is good....? Or is there something specific Soo Kim/Standard General can bring to the table?
  15. Thats sucks. I wonder who the 40% are that aren't getting cut. Publishing or TV? (EDIT: This article answers that, which also says 1 furlough day per week as well! Yikes.) I did some rough math to compare this to Tegna's furlough. If you average out Tegna's 1 week of no pay over 4 months, that's equivalent to about an 8% pay cut compared to Meredith's minimum of a 15% pay cut. I'd rather be at Tegna and at least get a week off rather than do the same amount of work for less pay. (EDIT: If you calculate the impact of the 1 day per week furlough, that's an additional 20% cut.) Though I do wonder, depending on the rules of the state someone works in and their weekly income, some Meredith employees potentially could apply for UI each of the 16 weeks and get the state amount + federal $600 (until the expiration date) which would more than make up for their loss.
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