Broadcast media – Saar New Media http://saar-new-media.com/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 12:50:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://saar-new-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-6-150x150.png Broadcast media – Saar New Media http://saar-new-media.com/ 32 32 Allen Power Named New President of Salem Broadcast Media https://saar-new-media.com/allen-power-named-new-president-of-salem-broadcast-media/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 12:50:45 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/allen-power-named-new-president-of-salem-broadcast-media/ Sunday marked the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks which killed 2,977 people. As mainstream media covered the events, some networks prioritized their coverage, devoting significant resources to preparing for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. 77 WABC radio host Sid Rosenberg rang Monday. He was shocked to learn that the mainstream media devoted a lot […]]]>

Sunday marked the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks which killed 2,977 people. As mainstream media covered the events, some networks prioritized their coverage, devoting significant resources to preparing for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

77 WABC radio host Sid Rosenberg rang Monday. He was shocked to learn that the mainstream media devoted a lot of time to Queen Elizabeth.

Rosenberg said he attended a 9/11 ceremony at Tribute Park in the Rockaways. While there, he received angry messages from listeners regarding media coverage of 9/11.

“I was getting messages on my Instagram from people furious because I posted a video of the pipers playing America the Beautiful,” he said. “People were saying, Sid, on CNN they were showing King Charles and Queen Elizabeth.”

Rosenberg asked why any American outlet was willing to consider covering anything other than the 9/11 tribute ceremonies.

“I’m sorry, just as the first plane hit on 9/11, there shouldn’t be a single station in America talking about anything else,” Rosenberg said. “Again, I wasn’t looking. I was in Tribute Park attending a service but I was getting a bunch of angry messages from people saying this is America and although we love Queen Elizabeth America comes first especially September 11th.

Rosenberg added that the community of Rockaway lost more first responders, firefighters, police and Port Authority workers in the September 11, 2001 attacks than any other New York community.

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LE MOYNE EXTENDS ITS MULTIMEDIA PARTNERSHIP WITH DAN TORTORA BROADCAST MEDIA https://saar-new-media.com/le-moyne-extends-its-multimedia-partnership-with-dan-tortora-broadcast-media/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 19:20:59 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/le-moyne-extends-its-multimedia-partnership-with-dan-tortora-broadcast-media/ History links Syracuse, NY – “Dolphin Time” on “WakeUpCall” continues! Le Moyne Director of Sports, Recreation, Intramural Sports and Clubs Bob Beretta announced Wednesday that the Dolphin Athletics Department has extended its partnership with Dan Tortora Broadcast Media. The far-reaching agreement, the first multi-media partnership in the school’s history, provides Le Moyne […]]]>

Syracuse, NY – “Dolphin Time” on “WakeUpCall” continues!

Le Moyne Director of Sports, Recreation, Intramural Sports and Clubs Bob Beretta announced Wednesday that the Dolphin Athletics Department has extended its partnership with Dan Tortora Broadcast Media.

The far-reaching agreement, the first multi-media partnership in the school’s history, provides Le Moyne with unprecedented and unparalleled global media coverage through a myriad of broadcast content, including live webcasts, podcasts, videos, written articles, live event coverage, social media features and more.

“We entered into this historic partnership with Dan Tortora Broadcast Media a year ago in hopes of expanding the reach of Le Moyne Athletics and we have achieved that goal through this venture,” Beretta said.

“Dan is a respected professional in the media industry. He has a great passion for the Syracuse market, has extensive knowledge of the local, regional and national sports scenes and harbors a strong appreciation for Le Moyne. Through an array of platforms, Dan continues to amplify the compelling stories of our incredible student-athletes and has helped raise the profile of our institution in many ways.”

“Dolphin Time” has quickly become a staple segment of “WakeUpCall” and is exclusive to “Wake Up Call with Dan Tortora” on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

“Dolphin Time” presents “AD & DT” on the first and third Wednesdays of each month with Beretta (AD) and Tortora (DT) discussing relevant topics surrounding the Le Moyne Athletics scene. Alternating weeks in the same Wednesday timeslot, Tortora shares stories of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, alumni and future dolphins through the “Dolphin Dive.”

“Becoming the exclusive multimedia marketing partner for Le Moyne College Athletics and the greater Le Moyne community as a whole has been surreal and truly a blessing,” said Tortora. “In our ongoing partnership, I am beyond humbled and honored to be able to tell the stories of student-athletes, coaches, administration, alumni and future Dolphins. With unprecedented and consistent coverage of the remarkable community Le Moyne, ‘Wake Up Call with Dan Tortora’ and Dan Tortora Broadcast Media as a whole are blessed to share who the world’s dolphins are through our many listening and viewing points.

“I take spreading the positive message of Le Moyne College personally and love seeing the success in the classroom, on the field, on the courts and around the world. With Dr. Linda LeMura, Bob Berettaand the entire Dolphin community, I look forward to continuing to make Le Moyne College the best-kept secret in an ever-changing college and athletic landscape.

In addition to the Le Moyne-themed shows, the Dolphins enjoy a strong presence on WakeUpCallDT.com, with a page dedicated solely to Le Moyne Athletics.

“I want to thank Dan for his vision and dedication to the local sports market,” added Beretta. “We are thrilled to extend this great partnership and continue to celebrate the accomplishments of our Dolphin student-athletes, on the field of play and in the community. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner to work with. Dan is completely aligned with the overall mission of Le Moyne College and our athletic department.”

Fans can access “WakeUpCall” at the following links:

Listen live at http://mixlr.com/wakeupcalldt & http://WakeUpCallDT.com

Watch live at http://Facebook.com/wakeupcalldt and http://YouTube.com/wakeupcalldt

The show’s archives can also be accessed on Amazon Music, Audible, Mixlr, Player FM, PodvineTuneIn, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Stitcher, YouTube, iTunes, and Apple Podcasts by searching “Wake Up Call with Dan Tortora”.

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Here are the Penguins pre-season broadcast/media plans https://saar-new-media.com/here-are-the-penguins-pre-season-broadcast-media-plans/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 18:09:00 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/here-are-the-penguins-pre-season-broadcast-media-plans/ The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin their exhibition schedule with a full house at PPG Paints Arena. Not because the Columbus Blue Jackets — albeit improved — are a major draw, but because it will be the Penguins’ “kids free game,” a preseason staple for more than a year. decade. The game is scheduled for Sept. […]]]>

The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin their exhibition schedule with a full house at PPG Paints Arena.

Not because the Columbus Blue Jackets — albeit improved — are a major draw, but because it will be the Penguins’ “kids free game,” a preseason staple for more than a year. decade.

The game is scheduled for Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. and will be the start of a doubleheader, with a nightcap scheduled for 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

The Penguins plan to distribute more than 18,000 tickets for the afternoon game to a number of area youth organizations.

Both games against the Blue Jackets will be streamed on the Penguins’ website, as will their home game against Detroit on Sept. 27. (These games will only be available to people living in the local AT&T SportsNet region.)

AT&T SportsNet will broadcast the Pittsburgh Penguins’ two exhibition games against Buffalo, Oct. 1 at KeyBank Center and Oct. 7 at PPG Paints Arena.

The Penguins game in Detroit on Oct. 3 will not be available online or on TV, but will air on 105.9 FM, like all of their other preseason contests. Josh Getzoff and Phil Bourque will handle radio.

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Why an organization is rushing to digitize decades of broadcast media https://saar-new-media.com/why-an-organization-is-rushing-to-digitize-decades-of-broadcast-media/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 21:09:47 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/why-an-organization-is-rushing-to-digitize-decades-of-broadcast-media/ Archivist Megan Rose Kilidjian prepares the NMPM collection for digitization at NMPBS (all photos courtesy of NMPBS) ALBUQUERQUE — When veteran television producer Michael Kamins started out at the New Mexico Public Broadcasting Service (NMPBS) in 1986, the station’s programming was brought to you by thousands of two-inch analog tapes and video playback juggernauts. “Those […]]]>
Archivist Megan Rose Kilidjian prepares the NMPM collection for digitization at NMPBS (all photos courtesy of NMPBS)

ALBUQUERQUE — When veteran television producer Michael Kamins started out at the New Mexico Public Broadcasting Service (NMPBS) in 1986, the station’s programming was brought to you by thousands of two-inch analog tapes and video playback juggernauts.

“Those huge dinosaur video cassette players were still in business,” Kamins, executive producer at NMPBS, said in an interview with Hyperallergic.

Eventually, the station transitioned to new technologies, leaving archival media in limbo. Although the materials were kept in a temperature controlled environment, there was no real understanding of how to take care of the archives. KUNM-FM 89.9, a National Public Radio affiliate based at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, kept some of its old audio tapes in the men’s restroom.

Over the years, public broadcasting personnel have come to realize that fragile material is at risk.

“It’s a videotape,” Kamins said. “It’s this little piece of plastic with a very thin layer of oxide and all of these molecules have been rearranged into an incredibly valuable story.”

Storage room at KENW

Today, NMPBS staff and volunteers are at the forefront of digitizing decades of irreplaceable broadcast media produced in New Mexico through the New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project. The effort will preserve thousands of analog and digital media from the 1960s to the present day and includes half-hour episodes, hour-long programs and rolls of raw footage from five public television and radio stations in across the state. The project, which will digitize more than 8,000 video and audio tapes, is expected to be completed later this year.

Along with preserving a crucial and irreplaceable part of New Mexico’s history, the archives, which will be available in the public domain, illustrate the state’s unique social, political, cultural and artistic DNA while highlighting highlight underlying voices, stories and perspectives.

The New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project began after the NMPBS received a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. At this time, the NMPBS was fortunate to still have a solid, albeit disorganized, collection of treasures.

“There were times when people approached me in the train station and said, ‘If you don’t do something with it, take it out or we’ll throw it away,'” said Kamins, who is the project manager. “I told them, ‘No, we’re not. “”

View of New Mexico PBS, KNME-TV archive material

Not all avoided the dumpster. In a truly heartbreaking anecdote, Kamins recounts the moment a huge volume of vintage NMPBS material was pulverized.

“They took all of the thousands of video tapes and ran them through a bandsaw to remove the aluminum flanges to recycle the aluminum and then threw the whole video tape away,” which wiped out a lot of the programs of the NMPBS before 1981, Kamins explains. “All of that history has been destroyed in this effort to recycle aluminum.

“That always stuck in my mind and with other people here,” he said.

The New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project is being done in conjunction with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), which will allow the public to view archival footage on the AAPB’s website for free from October 2022. (Some New Mexico content is already available.) In 2013, the Library of Congress and GBH Archives, which are also partnering with NMPBS on the project, became permanent custodians of AAPB, an archive created by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting – the collection now consists of over 135,000 digitized programs.

In 2019, the AAPB found that the archives lacked material from New Mexico. The following year, the NMPBS received the grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the project started in January 2021.

A small team of staff, interns and volunteers digitizes the back catalog of video and audio tapes, such as the news program Focus on New Mexicoarts and culture fair ¡COLOURS!, and Espejos de Aztlan, which highlights the resistance and visibility of Chicana/o and Latina/o. The project’s five broadcast stations include Albuquerque’s NMPBS/KNME-TV, KUNM (FM), and KANW (FM); KRWG (PBS) at New Mexico State University at Las Cruces; and KENW-TV (PBS) at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.

Storage Loft at NMPBS

Upon completion, a network of more than 25 local, regional, and national partners—including the New Mexico State Library and the University of New Mexico Southwestern Research Center—plans to present a New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project portal on their respective websites. . The high resolution masters will live forever at the Library of Congress.

David Saiz, who worked on the project, is particularly enthusiastic about New Mexico’s public media’s long history of amplifying marginalized perspectives.

“The one that really stood out to me was the LGBTQ youth in New Mexico who got to speak out and talk about some of the discrimination that’s happening in the state,” Saiz said. “In another episode, people of color in the state spoke about how resources were not available to get medical care or feel uncomfortable in medical facilities.” Saiz added that other archive programs shine a light on the state’s female artists as well as the HIV/AIDS crisis in New Mexico.

In concert with the archival effort, Saiz and Rachel Snow co-curate the digital exhibition Witness New Mexico: The New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project. The exhibit, set to debut this summer in the exhibits section of the AAPB website, “provides a critical look at often obscured perspectives, histories, and peoples” through audiovisual media produced at the New -Mexico. The exhibit’s sub-themes “Reclaiming Histories”, “Revealing Forgotten Faces” and “Navigating Racism” will look at “the unfair treatment of people due to differences in ethnicity, race, class, gender, orientation, citizenship status, tribal affiliations, and intellectual and physical (dis)abilities,” Saiz said.

Organization of the KNME/NMPBS archives

For Kamins, the project and the digital exhibit allow some of New Mexico’s most cherished people to continue contributing to the rich and unique fabric of the state.

“Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to sit down with [Qatsi trilogy director] Godfrey Reggio and ask him to talk about our mistaken belief in technology. Or spend days with [artist] Rina Swentzell walking through Santa Clara Pueblo and talking to her about the wind and its importance. Or [New Mexico author] Sabine Ulibarrí giving fabulous poetry readings about race and how there really is no race because we all have the same blood color which is red,” Kamins said.

“You can’t go back to certain people and say, ‘Hey, what do you think now?’ Through this project, we’re reminding people that these great voices have been a part of our lives and can still be, and that’s incredibly valuable. It makes me feel like there’s something that Sabine Ulibarrí or the people who are no longer with us still contribute to who we are and what we can be.

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VIQ Solutions Enters Agreement to Expand Broadcast Media Platform to Create AI-Powered Self-Service Drafts and Improve Collaboration https://saar-new-media.com/viq-solutions-enters-agreement-to-expand-broadcast-media-platform-to-create-ai-powered-self-service-drafts-and-improve-collaboration/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/viq-solutions-enters-agreement-to-expand-broadcast-media-platform-to-create-ai-powered-self-service-drafts-and-improve-collaboration/ PHOENIX, Arizona–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VIQ Solutions Inc. (“VIQ”, “VIQ Solutions” or the “Company”) (TSX and Nasdaq: VQS), a global provider of secure digital voice and video capture and transcription technologies, based on the IA, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to expand its end-to-end suite of solutions through the purchase of AI-powered media technology […]]]>

PHOENIX, Arizona–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VIQ Solutions Inc. (“VIQ”, “VIQ Solutions” or the “Company”) (TSX and Nasdaq: VQS), a global provider of secure digital voice and video capture and transcription technologies, based on the IA, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to expand its end-to-end suite of solutions through the purchase of AI-powered media technology platform, Carbon. The platform will accelerate the creation of indexed and captioned video/audio assets using AI-generated text in a fast and secure self-service platform designed to reduce production costs and time.

Carbon, a cloud-based media and text content workflow platform, was developed to meet broadcast production needs, including administrative controls for organizations with complex workflows and a need high level of security. The platform is fast – rendering text at a quarter of the actual file execution time; easy to use – integrates with multiple audio and video codecs; and flexible – meeting all levels of need, from quality subtitles to highly accurate updating and verbatim in a variety of output formats. Users can call on internal resources or request professional verbatim production by VIQ’s experienced teams. The parent company of one of the world’s largest news and entertainment brands, currently a customer of VIQ Media, is a key customer for the service.

“We are constantly looking for ways to improve and strengthen our media offering and we are delighted to complete the acquisition, which will add the popular Carbon platform to our portfolio,” said Susan Sumner, President and Chief Operating Officer. , VIQ Solutions. “The platform will empower the offering and transform the way journalists work, creating a real-time collaborative process to accelerate complex projects. The ability to connect, automate and manage synchronized and captioned video assets in a secure and discreet manner will create efficiencies. This solution will accelerate revenue in the media segment and provide a foundation to expand this service offering to our core industries worldwide.”

“With over two decades of experience serving journalists, VIQ Media continues to be at the forefront of the industry’s future,” said Elizabeth Pennell, SVP Global Operations, VIQ Solutions. “By creating a self-serving, self-policing environment, the Carbon AI-powered workflow will have a profound impact on the ease and speed of producing and delivering globally broadcast content.”

VIQ leads digital transformation with innovative technologies that deliver faster, more accurate content while securely protecting confidential information. VIQ services reduce costs, decrease turnaround times, increase transcription accuracy, and deliver much-needed digitized innovation to the industry.

For more information on VIQ, please visit viqsolutions.com.

About VIQ Solutions

VIQ Solutions is a global provider of secure, AI-powered digital voice and video capture and transcription technologies. VIQ offers a comprehensive and seamless suite of solutions that delivers intelligent automation, enhanced by human review, to drive the transformation of how content is captured, secured and repurposed into actionable insights. The cyber-secure artificial intelligence technology and services platform is implemented in the most rigid security environments, including the criminal justice, legal, insurance, government, security and security markets. corporate finance, media and transcription service providers, enabling them to improve the quality and accessibility of evidence, to easily identify predictive insights and achieve digital transformation faster and at lower cost.

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements included in this press release constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information (“forward-looking statements”) under applicable securities laws. These forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management’s current expectations and plans regarding the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on this information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements generally contain statements containing words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “estimate”, “propose”, “project” or similar words suggesting future results or statements about a prospect. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to, the benefits of purchasing Carbon.

Forward-looking statements are based on several factors and assumptions that were used to develop these statements and information, but which may prove to be incorrect. Although VIQ believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements as VIQ cannot guarantee that such expectations will prove to be correct. In addition to other factors and assumptions that may be identified in this press release, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, the Company’s objectives and growth plans. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions that have been used.

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates which, although considered reasonable by the Company as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limit, the factors described in more detail in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s annual information form dated March 31, 2022 and in the Company’s other documents filed with the Canadian securities regulators and the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, respectively. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of factors that could affect the Company; however, these factors should be carefully considered. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or modify any statements containing forward-looking information, or the underlying factors or assumptions, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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August Public Sector Leaders (PSL) celebrates Women’s Month https://saar-new-media.com/august-public-sector-leaders-psl-celebrates-womens-month/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/august-public-sector-leaders-psl-celebrates-womens-month/ In this month’s edition: This August edition of LSP focuses on women, and on the cover we feature Professor Thoko Mayekiso, Vice Chancellor of the University of Mpumalanga. Inside we have an article on women’s rights and look at equal work for equal pay – how SA measures up. We celebrate the fantastic victory of […]]]>

In this month’s edition:

This August edition of LSP focuses on women, and on the cover we feature Professor Thoko Mayekiso, Vice Chancellor of the University of Mpumalanga. Inside we have an article on women’s rights and look at equal work for equal pay – how SA measures up. We celebrate the fantastic victory of Banyana Banyana in the article Top South African Sportswomen and Seven Incredible Women Trailblazers in Different Sectors. We also honor and remember the 1956 Women’s March.

In Other News we zoom in on what’s going on in terms of Monkeypox and in our Financial Fitness Regular you’ll find advice on planning a smart family budget.

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Special features include:

  • Associate Chief Justice-designate Mandisa Maya, who will begin her term in early September – a beacon of hope for women across the country.
  • Women’s Legal Center Director Seehaam Samaai discusses how women can create an inclusive society.
  • The province of Mpumalanga is preparing to give priority to the informal economy.
August Public Sector Leaders (PSL) celebrates Women's Month

Gender diversity in the workplace is our focus this month in Legal Matters, and we look at how South Africa is doing on the path to achieving its gender diversity goals. We also look at how carbon emissions need to be considered as we seek to develop the agricultural sector, and review South Africa’s policies on traditional medicine as we mark Africa Day of Traditional Medicine. at the end of this month.

Whether you are in the public sector, private sector, supply chain or interested person, LSP has something for you.

We hope you enjoy reading.

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Media mogul eyes escalation of African American voices in broadcast media https://saar-new-media.com/media-mogul-eyes-escalation-of-african-american-voices-in-broadcast-media%ef%bf%bc/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:27:18 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/media-mogul-eyes-escalation-of-african-american-voices-in-broadcast-media%ef%bf%bc/ by Hazel Trice Edney Ben Chavis of NNPA and PBS Chronicles of Chavis asserts that the issue of diversity, equity and inclusion in the broadcasting industry is a major one. (TriceEdneyWire.com) — In the early days of broadcasting, the faces of local television presenters, reporters and management were almost exclusively white and male. While progress […]]]>

by Hazel Trice Edney

Ben Chavis of NNPA and PBS Chronicles of Chavis asserts that the issue of diversity, equity and inclusion in the broadcasting industry is a major one.

(TriceEdneyWire.com) — In the early days of broadcasting, the faces of local television presenters, reporters and management were almost exclusively white and male.

While progress on diversity has been made, more needs to be done to ensure local media teams resemble the communities they serve. Newsroom and media diversity advocates have consistently stressed the need for people of color in newsroom management as well as on screen.

Therefore, an ongoing transaction between two companies known for their support of racial and gender inclusion is welcome. Federal regulators, namely the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) currently have the opportunity to support more diverse local broadcasting by approving the purchase of the main broadcaster TEGNA by Standard General, a company owned by a minority. Together, Standard General and TEGNA will be led by television industry veteran Deb McDermott, the first female broadcast executive to be inducted into the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame, forming the company’s largest broadcaster owned by minorities and run by women in the United States.

NABOB’s Jim Winston can’t wait to see the outcome of Soo Kim’s vision for more black broadcasters.

As directors wait for approval, they brainstorm ways to increase minority participation, including black voices.

“One of our key initiatives is to give voice to our communities,” said Soo Kim, founding partner of Standard General and current managing partner and chief investment officer. “We want to partner with community journalism groups to amplify the work they do and the communities they represent. We are open to exploring new partnership models to get diverse viewpoints and perspectives on the air and to ensure people have the resources to do so. We call it Enhanced Community Access or Creative Community Access and we’re excited about the possibilities it will open up.

Although newsrooms are much more diverse than they used to be, data shows that they are still less inclusive than other industries. A Pew Research Center survey published in 2018 found that 77% of newsroom workers, including reporters, photographers and videographers at not only newspapers but also internet and broadcast sites, were non-white. hispanics. For American workers in all occupations, that number is 65%.

Diversity in television reporting and programming is important. The women and minorities on screen and the employees behind the scenes bring different perspectives that strengthen the content for all viewers. They also build trust with a wider range of viewers in an increasingly diverse American population, an important goal in today’s often divided society. Given the long wait and the fight for equality, advocates for black media participation are hopeful, but are taking a wait-and-see stance on Kim’s ideas.

Soo Kim, owner of Standard General, wants to see more black people in the broadcast.

“I’m very happy to see Soo Kim’s statements about wanting to involve black journalists more in his business and I look forward to seeing how this develops,” said Jim Winston, president and CEO of the National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters. “There is a definite need to intensify black voices. He buys a company that has significant assets in network television, an area in which black voices absolutely must be developed. So hopefully he will be able to make that happen.

Ben Chavis, president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which also hosts a television talk show on PBS, Chronicles of Chavissaid Kim pursues an important need if he succeeds.

“It’s about diversity, equity and inclusion in the broadcasting industry – both radio, television and social media,” Chavis said. “Given the changing demographics in America, we are much more of a multiracial, multicultural, and multilingual society. The broadcasting industry should reflect this diversity.

Together, Standard General and TEGNA will be led by television industry veteran Deb McDermott, the first female broadcast executive to be inducted into the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame, forming the company’s largest broadcaster owned by minorities and run by women in the United States.

Meanwhile, many young Americans are increasingly turning to social media for news, but a significant number of people (especially middle-aged and older) rely heavily on local, networked and wired for news and political information. Not to mention that social media is often loaded with misinformation and therefore a wide range of trusted media is important for truth and accuracy.

TEGNA has a reputation as one of the most influential and geographically diverse broadcasters in the United States, with 64 brands in 51 markets. By going private, more encumbered by quarterly performance pressures, and with financial and managerial support from Standard General, the new company will be able to invest in all aspects of local news operations, from people to technology.

The acquisition will also benefit aspiring minority journalists by creating new jobs at a company with a proven track record of inclusiveness and commitment to pay and benefits, Kim said. They will be able to do this not by creating a national monolith of national news, but rather by creating a bottom-up model where local news is prioritized so that it can continue to meet the targeted needs of local communities that depend on broadcast news.

Racial diversity is nothing new for Kim, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Queens County, New York, one of the most racially diverse counties in the country when he was young. “I came here when I was five and grew up in Queens and spent my formative years growing up in Queens County,” Kim said. Queens County is known as one of the most diverse counties in America with approximately 150 different languages ​​spoken. “I really didn’t know anything different,” said Kim, who attended public schools. “More diversity is needed in the broadcast industry, and now I find myself in a position where I can make an impact.

“Bringing these diverse voices to the fore will not only better reflect the communities we serve, but it will also be good for business.

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Chicago Sports Betting: Ads and Locations Dominate Broadcast Media https://saar-new-media.com/chicago-sports-betting-ads-and-locations-dominate-broadcast-media/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/chicago-sports-betting-ads-and-locations-dominate-broadcast-media/ Seven game announcements in the ballpark proper, plus two for the benefit of viewers on the rotating message boards behind home plate. And Len Kasper was calling the game from the ESPN/Hard Rock Casino broadcast booth. At Wrigley Field, meanwhile, the lone FanDuel ad tucked into the right-hand corner of the field might suggest the […]]]>

Seven game announcements in the ballpark proper, plus two for the benefit of viewers on the rotating message boards behind home plate.

And Len Kasper was calling the game from the ESPN/Hard Rock Casino broadcast booth.

At Wrigley Field, meanwhile, the lone FanDuel ad tucked into the right-hand corner of the field might suggest the Cubs’ betting zeal is a bit less consuming than the Sox’s, but that’s to ignore the empire of DraftKings bets under construction at the legendary corner of Addison and Sheffield. A sportsbook straight from the Wrigley premises – let’s bet two!

Gambling, a word that for decades went unmentioned in any sport other than horse racing, is now everywhere.

“The genie is out of the bottle and it’s not coming back,” a former athletic director with experience on both sides of town told me. “Too much income”

Wherever there is sport, there is play, including sports media. On WSCR the other day, MGM Bets “ambassador” Chris Chelios joined morning hosts Mully and Haugh for a chat via the Circa Resorts & Casino hotline. If you want to ‘bet where I bet’, Mully has directed you to the Bet Rivers site, where unmissable Roland-Garros action awaits you.

The French Open! Tennis!

Dan Bernstein, who once shaped Chicago’s sports consciousness, urged listeners to use the “promo code Bern” and play a multi-sport, multi-team bet that a background in math would come in handy. Promo code “Matt” gets you access to a home run game endorsed by Matt Spiegel. . . I am sorry; they lost me. A listener cannot distinguish conversation from advertising copy.

I’m not naive with this stuff. My late father was known for setting up a stool at Bud O’Leary’s Tavern, a friendly neighborhood spot where the real action was in the basement. rare occasions when the cops have passed.

Bob Young’s Barber Shop offered haircuts, naughty magazines, and a backroom the older ones knew to go to get down on Bears-Packers or Notre Dame-Michigan State.

My friend Bones put his journalism degree from Marquette into the communications department of a downtown insurance company. On the sidelines, he ran a little book for friends and friends of friends and was oblivious to the concept of a road tax until some pissed-looking morons snuck into his booth at a cafe in Lincoln Park and he suggest finding a new sideline.

Shaken, Bones came and stayed with us in San Francisco for a while as he considered reinventing himself – during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. My daughter, then 7 years old, found her mastery of point spreads fascinating.

Point spreads, parlays, prop bets. . . I don’t care one way or another. I know people who bet, and I know people who can’t bother watching a game unless they’ve bet. But I don’t like the not-too-subtle message that you have to be “in the action” to fully enjoy the sport.

Especially when it comes to celebrity endorsers. Charles Barkley has a terrible history at the Las Vegas tables, but here he’s touting FanDuel. Kevin Garnett was an NBA champion and as fierce a competitor as ever, but his publicity would suggest that a successful Bet MGM game was his crowning achievement. The Mannings (Caesars) and Mike Ditka (Bet Rivers) need more visibility? Drew Brees and his smug PointsBet “brothers” urging us to “live our betting lives” are more annoying than those toothy fake musicians from Kars for Kids.

Perhaps the ads would be more tolerable if they were as tastefully smart as, say, those male enhancement spots starring Doug Flutie and Frank Thomas on the driving range. This elixir they peddle is the key to restoring vigor and vigor to a quarantine. “And she’s going to like it too,” Frank assures, with a mocking wink, to his idiot admirer as the idiot’s companion blushes.

I have no words. And I watch too much TV.

Crain’s contributing columnist Dan McGrath is president of Leo High School in Chicago and a former sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune.

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The Joy of Broadcast Media Vs. The Paradox of Choice https://saar-new-media.com/the-joy-of-broadcast-media-vs-the-paradox-of-choice/ Wed, 25 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/the-joy-of-broadcast-media-vs-the-paradox-of-choice/ The rise of internet streaming services has been a revolutionary turning point in the media world. No more content would be pumped into homes in a one-way fashion, delivered by large conglomerates and government-run organizations. Instead, individuals would be free to search for content tailored to their own desires based on All You Can Watch. […]]]>

The rise of internet streaming services has been a revolutionary turning point in the media world. No more content would be pumped into homes in a one-way fashion, delivered by large conglomerates and government-run organizations. Instead, individuals would be free to search for content tailored to their own desires based on All You Can Watch.

This has led to a paradigm shift in the way we consume media. However, it also led to immense frustration with the overwhelming amount of content on offer. Let’s look at why, and some creative ways around the problem.

The paradox of choice

Many find the masses of content on streaming services to be overwhelming. Credit: screenshot by author

Traditionally, when it came to media, there were two main streams of broadcast: broadcast and home media. You can listen to the radio, flick through the television, or spin a record or select a movie to watch on tape. If none of these options were enough, one could head to the local video store to rent something more appealing.

Basically, it was a time when choices were limited. There were a handful of TV channels to choose from, and if there was nothing good you could go so far as to find something watchable on tape or go without. Many will remember afternoons and evenings spent watching reruns or a Friday night movie that had been shown a million times before. Some shows have gone so far as to become legends for their seemingly endless replaying, of The simpsons at MASH POTATOES.

However, as the Internet grew, the game began to change. Torrent websites and streaming services have sprung up, offering the sum total of the world’s cultural output for free, or at nominal cost to those opposed to piracy. Suddenly, when it came to choosing a movie to watch, one was no longer limited to the five or so films playing at the local cinema, or what was left on the shelves of the local video rental. Instead, virtually any movie since the format was invented could be yours to watch at any time.

With so many options on the table, many of us find it hard to choose. It’s an idea popularly known as the paradox of choice, a term popularized by American psychologist Barry Schwartz in 2004. When our options are limited to a select few, choice is easy. They can quickly be compared and categorized and an ideal option chosen.

Add thousands of choices to the pile, and the work escalates in complexity to the point of overwhelming. With so many different choices to contrast and compare, finding the mythical Good choice becomes virtually impossible.

Anyone who’s ever hopped on a streaming service looking for something to watch will know the paralyzing feeling. Rows of colorful icons pass in front of barely recognizable scrolling titles. Each scroll looks for a simple and remarkable option, but only reveals more choices. The pressure mounts with the knowledge that making the wrong choice is surely inexcusable when virtually everything that’s been filmed is an option. Whether you’re looking for a movie to watch or just want to see an old episode of Cheers out of the hundreds that have been made, the volume of choice is overwhelming.

Respite is at hand

Builds like the Simpsons TV replicate the experience of broadcast television, where your only choice is to watch what’s happening or not. credit: article HAD

There are of course workarounds. One such method is to remember that picking a movie isn’t a life-and-death choice (usually), and just finding something good enough will usually be enough. The world of streaming also has a side benefit in that there is no need for commitment. If the movie is horribly bad, you can always choose another one.

If this is a more regular problem you’re dealing with, however, you might consider giving up the choice altogether. Many pirates have longed for the days when they could turn on the television and watch an episode of their favorite show, without having to choose from the entire catalog themselves. Builds like the Simpsons TV pile a golden collection of episodes onto a Raspberry Pi. Continuous random play, similar to the 24-hour marathons popular on cable TV at the time. For an even more authentic build, you can use an RF modulator to pump out the video as if it’s coming to its own TV channel.

Date Night Movies lets two people each enter a movie choice and presents a series of in-between options. Credit: screenshot

Services also exist to help you choose which movies to watch. Sites like Random Movie Picker and PickAMovieForMe ask a series of simple questions before making suggestions on what to watch. Netflix Roulette does much the same thing, focusing on the titles actually available on that specific service. Meanwhile, Date Night Movies takes two suggestions and offers a series of titles that meet somewhere in the middle.

Overall, there’s some value to be had in these systems that take entire movie catalogs and boil them down to a handful of options to choose from. Often when we choose something to watch, we seek to relax and unwind. At times like this, browsing through countless options is unpleasant, and having a way to narrow that down is a good thing.

The advantage of understanding the paradox of choice is that you can recognize the situation and react accordingly. Whether it’s using psychological techniques to aid your selection, or employing tools to help you make the choice, it’s much easier to manage when you have a strategy for the job. Good viewing!

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Windscreen bias affects media coverage of Cambridge cycle lane projects – StreetsblogMASS https://saar-new-media.com/windscreen-bias-affects-media-coverage-of-cambridge-cycle-lane-projects-streetsblogmass/ Tue, 24 May 2022 17:28:50 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/windscreen-bias-affects-media-coverage-of-cambridge-cycle-lane-projects-streetsblogmass/ This spring, Cambridge City Council endured several marathon town hall meetings to discuss — and ultimately reject — petitions that sought to roll back some of the city’s flagship bike and pedestrian safety initiatives. Each time, dozens of residents lined up to testify in support of policies such as the city’s bike safety ordinance. Council […]]]>

This spring, Cambridge City Council endured several marathon town hall meetings to discuss — and ultimately reject — petitions that sought to roll back some of the city’s flagship bike and pedestrian safety initiatives.

Each time, dozens of residents lined up to testify in support of policies such as the city’s bike safety ordinance. Council participated in another lengthy debate last night over a new policy edict, sponsored by Councilwoman E. Denise Simmons, which seeks to allow cars to return to the city’s waterfront park on Saturdays (supporters of the edict political tabled a vote until June 6, after it became clear they did not have enough votes to pass it).

The majority of Cambridge City Council have always supported the city’s efforts to reduce traffic and meet climate targets by encouraging increased use of walking, cycling and public transport in the city, even if that means making the somewhat less convenient life for car owners. And at the ballot box, too, voters have always elected councilors who support initiatives such as the bicycle safety ordinance.

But it’s a different story if you get your coverage of these debates from public radio or television reports.

A StreetsblogMASS analysis of six recent reports on cycleways in Cambridge found that only two sources took up the majority of airtime: the owners of the hair salon Fast Phil and the owners of the Guitar Shop, the two companies at the head of the new “Save Mass. Av.” organization that opposes new projects for protected cycle paths.

Only one of those six stories (a WBUR story from April 26) quoted someone who was not a city councilor and explicitly identified as a cyclist or cyclist:

Drawing on the same voices over and over again, these news outlets have all offered their listeners a uniquely car-centric perspective on how, and for whom, Massachusetts Avenue should be designed.

None of the six stories mentioned the city’s climate goals, and only a handful mentioned the safety issues the cycling safety ordinance is meant to address on Massachusetts Avenue, where drivers injured at least 70 people. since the beginning of 2021.

Collectively, these stories present a classic case of “windshield bias” – media coverage that pays more attention to the perceived needs of car owners and all but ignores the broader public interest in reducing pollution and building safer streets.

In other words: the co-owner of Fast Phil’s takes up a lot of air time among these six stories, but she does not represent the majority of public opinion in the city of Cambridge.

Moreover, the conflict presented in these reports – “bike lanes versus parking spaces” – ignores and distracts from the more pressing problems of road violence and pollution that the city is trying to solve.

Fortunately, the local print media did a better job of covering these stories more realistically. Cambridge Day has produced several detailed summaries of City Council hearings with quotes from a wide range of advocates who represent more views.

And in February, the Boston Herald ran an article about new bike lanes west of Porter Square that leads into familiar grievances from business owners, but follows with an equal number of quotes from bike users in the second half the story.

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