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MarkBRollins88_v2 last won the day on June 5 2019

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  1. Sinclairified in more than one way. This newscast does not even originate from the market it airs in.
  2. Time for a little rant... Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t fathom why anyone wouldn’t want to watch WCPO as their first choice and WLWT as their second. Those two have far superior products and are owned by two of the best companies in the biz. Its sad that the Cincy market falls for the gimmicks, agendas and sensationalism that the other stations do. I’ve noticed this in other markets too... stations that appeal to the lowest common denominator seem to grab more viewers than the stations who focus on doing good journalism. (See south Florida) Unfortunately, in many markets, the overuse of “Breaking” and false urgency works on people (see most Gray stations). Scripps and Hearst make it a point to take the high road and do things the ethical way. They unfortunately pay the price for it, because many viewers would rather watch the candy store version of newscasts, than watch the newscasts that provide you a substantive news meal. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.
  3. While it’s not a Tegna station KMGH has a track record of straying from the standard issue Scripps music packages in its newscast opens. Can we PLEASE bring back ‘the Spirit’ signature now!!!
  4. The only other one I’ve seen using them is KJRH but they’ve mysteriously stopped using them for some reason last I saw. I find it funny no other NBC affiliates have opted to use the chimes. I know KSHB and WPTV used the NBC version of Inergy. But they don’t use the NBC version of the new music. ... On a side note, I STILL don’t understand why KOAA has had the new weather graphics for two and a half months but still has the old graphics for everything else. What gives?
  5. I dunno, based on current market conditions, and situations at other companies, I’d feel darn lucky to work for Scripps. I agree with the rest of your comment. Over the past decade and a half, TV stations have gone a little overboard with graphics. They were experimenting with new technology and seeing just how far they could push it. Now they’re correcting for that. They’ve realized, even though they have the technology and ability to Make a complex, 3D, animated graphics package, sometimes simple is better. We’ve seen this trend with more than just TV graphics packages lately. Brand logos, packaging graphics, even architecture, are all taking a minimalist approach. The movie idiocracy is a good example (albeit fictional) of how “flashier” is just dumber. The graphics package fits well with Scripps’ new content strategy of focusing on in-depth, substantive, documentary style journalism, rather than just doom and gloom headlines and borderline fear-mongering (which is what Gray’s strategy seems to be). Scripps wants to be the antithesis of WSVN/WHDH, and actually respect their viewers’ intelligence, and let the quality journalism speak for itself. They don’t need a flashy, in your face graphics package to try to win viewers over. They’re letting their journalism do that. And I think they’ve also watched and learned from Tegna’s mistakes when attempting this strategy. Of course only time will tell. I think most viewer complaints about the package probably don’t even have to do with its overall aesthetic. I’ll bet most complaints are about the somewhat hard to read bug, for people who are vision-impaired.
  6. Honestly the graphics have really grown on me. They’re not bad. I just wish they had some more color other than blue. They’re very blue. i would make some tweaks to make the music a bit more urgent, but again, it’s not terrible.
  7. Looks like WRTV might be next in line.
  8. Honestly the fact that the people Southwest Missouri only have two choices for their tv news... and those choices are Gray and Nexstar... is a travesty. That market deserves so much better. It definitely can handle 3 news operations, if not 4. Their much smaller neighbors to the north in Columbia/Jefferson City easily support three highly competitive stations, same thing for their neighbors to the east in Cape Girarfeau/Paducah. If I’m a station in either of those markets, or even in the very close-by Joplin market, I’d start making a play for the viewers in the overlap areas of their markets with Springfield market.
  9. Here’s my weekly post pondering why KOAA was able to launch the new weather graphics at the same time as KSHB in mid-April (already during the pandemic), but still seemingly hasn’t come close to launching any other aspects of the new graphics? Clearly other stations have been able to go ahead with their launches during the pandemic. What gives?
  10. I wonder why they stopped using the NBC cuts?
  11. Check the cuts from KJRH posted earlier in this thread. They’re the only NBC station I’ve heard using it. And if you watch their newscasts now, it sounds like they aren’t using them anymore.
  12. Per @froyo49 the theme is now on News Music Now at http://www.newsmusicnow.com/news-music/#scripps . More extensive cuts than available on NMSA or Stephen Arnold’s YouTube. My takeaway: They should make a slightly more serious version of the sports theme and use that as the main news theme.
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