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  1. It isn't necessarily of "national significance", but it is a story that directly targets the emotional appeal of what you'll typically see in local news... now in a national package like NewsNation. Remember, Nexstar's NewsNation is developed to be a national newscast with local interests and these local stories directly play into that idea given the context and the audience of the program. NewsNation isn't going to be the place to find hard news and analysis about America's debt for 3 hours straight, but you will see softer stories that highlight the unique regional fabric of the United States without the whole "doom & gloom" fare and could be of interest to a national audience, despite not being immediately relevant to your area. Let me copy-paste my post from the Discord server that explained my point that, besides journalistic directions, NewsNation shouldn't be compared 1-to-1 to Smith's program, which focuses on general national subjects like politics and the economy. I also delved into "day one" reactions from some members as well:
  2. TEGNA, after deploying two successful design languages that TVNT still rags about: The fact that after 8 years, some of you seemingly can't let go of TEGNA using a lick of today's design language in favour of yet Another Generic Graphics Packageā„¢ in the era of the smartphone is quite laughable. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad package, especially compared to some on the market. But as we all saw, it's woefully incomplete, stylistically out-of-date, hilariously out-of-touch, and adds nothing substantive to the previous packages some of the stations already had.
  3. The NewsNation package resembles more of the aesthetic seen in Linear Drift's works, rather than Troika's. But, I can see your point. The / / / / / / / / / / was a giveaway, though we're fortunate that Nexstar didn't command something weird, like [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] !
  4. I have noticed that as well... isn't the CBS eye added way earlier in the production workflow compared to the likes of NBC and ABC? Like, I have a hard time believing that the eye was added by a single master control point when its situated in slightly different locations in almost every program.
  5. ??? What comeback? It was never dropped! KCPQ was always known as "Q13 Fox" for the longest time, so this name change is hardly going to be noticed by anyone.
  6. I was comparing our reactions. They're the same.
  7. Oh joy, this is just like WTOL all over again.
  8. Huh? Wasn't TM folded under what we know today as Westwood One though?
  9. Well yeah. It was professionally designed. It has a purpose. It wasn't trying to appeal to the lower common denominator. I mean, you can't convince me you don't want this umbrella. It wasn't trying to one-up their competitors with another flashy Hothaus pack, or whatever Linear Drift is doing with the | | | | | | | 's and > > > > > > > 's. This works. This is what TV stations should be striving for if they want to have a cohesive brand, not only on television but online. Armin nailed it at the end with the following: ...and it's true. Local TV stations generally have awful branding led with some people with zero understanding about the visual arts medium, yet this community is still adamant with sticking with the status quo. And yet people (not specifically you @channel2) wonder why he doesn't talk about local television, while WTSP has proven they are capable of producing gems like this one.
  10. No. You can still be creative while expressing today's design languages. Having 3D elements doesn't make it a guarantee that it'll be "creative" if one doesn't understand how its supposed to work with the design.
  11. *taps pinned message* The execution was off-key in terms of its pacing (to illustrate: "...and the world"), but otherwise it's stylistically in line with the prevalent "friendlier" tone seen on many local newscast domestic and abroad. I mentioned this on Discord, but Josh Goodman's voice work for WBNS in 2016 is a good example of this idea.
  12. What... wow. What do I even say? There's no doubt that this package was a downgrade. But I wasn't expecting it to be this bad. Like, poor man's NBC bad. Literally nothing in this new package makes sense. The italics, the angularity, the gradients - everything - there's no depth or consistency. The animations are so out-right comical, it always make you question, why? We shouldn't have ended up here with all of that accumulation from the previous two packs. It's like they stepped two decades back in sports presentation. At this rate I'm honestly worried if NBC and Fox brought back the stereotypical design trends of the early 2000's that they've fought for so long to ditch. This... this is bad news.
  13. Personally, I cannot wait for Antenna's comeback. You thought it was gone after 28-3....
  14. NBC NewsChannel 10. We've come full circle.
  15. Pretty much. KABC's lower third can line wrap accordingly, so human error was most likely the culprit.
  16. Made it better. My point: the package is fine. One could argue it's a bit rough around the edges (why the speech bubble?), but otherwise it's fairly inoffensive. If this forum expanded their horizons beyond domestic borders (pop quiz, we don't and here's why), they could've known the core elements of this package are essentially in line with general design trends around the world.
  17. Calling news music packages "production music" and saying television design "peaked" because we don't like it is exactly the level headed analysis I would expect from TVNT.
  18. Huh. The video appears as if it was edited in post.
  19. Probably to incentive people to subscribe to pay-TV with the sole purpose of watching CP24. Bell's whole "artificially inflating its value by moving key programs to pay television" schick is still alive and well; after all, it took them around six years to simulcast the MMVAs on CTV before it got the axe, and the CFL is still exclusive to TSN despite being on free to air television for 65 years.
  20. 2 hours and 30 minutes of national news in addition to their 3 hours and 30 minutes of local news? A "flagship" in a "flagship market" could only dream of those numbers.
  21. It's almost as if WKYC's visual identity didn't revolve around.... a logo. Big if true.
  22. It has been 296 days since we've last seen a dark theme on TVNT. Any update on implementing one, @Weeters?
  23. Move over, | | | | | | | | | s, > > > > > > > > > is the new trendy thing in town.
  24. Almost, actually! The ascender in Compasse is slightly different.
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