• Newsroom Notes: Covering pandemic, protests provides three valuable reminders

    Newsroom Notes
    Newsroom Notes: Covering pandemic, protests provides three valuable reminders
    October 29, 2020

    I know it’s been a while. Three months, 30,000 new and returning students and we’re on the verge of the biggest pizza-night in local television. If you don’t recognize that line, you haven’t worked Election Night.
  • Newsroom Notes: Leading through uncertainty

    Newsroom Notes
    Newsroom Notes: Leading through uncertainty
    July 9, 2020

    What does Ulysses Grant have to do with being a newsroom leader? Read on.
  • Newsroom Notes: The more things change, the more they stay the same?

    Newsroom Notes
    Newsroom Notes: The more things change, the more they stay the same?
    May 19, 2020

    When it comes to the global pandemic we find ourselves in, are you tired of hearing the quote attributed to Winston Churchill? “Never waste a good crisis.”
  • Newsroom Notes: Meet your new anchorman. He’s also your governor

    Newsroom Notes
    Newsroom Notes: Meet your new anchorman. He’s also your governor
    April 14, 2020

    Gov. Mike Parson began what he called a daily news briefing a few weeks ago. Broadcast organizations in Missouri immediately offered to help distribute the daily offerings, but Parson insisted on using only Facebook.
  • Newsroom Notes: The New Normal

    Newsroom Notes
    Newsroom Notes: The New Normal
    March 27, 2020

    It’s Friday morning and we are closing in on our first week of “new normal” at KOMU. I am blessed that my “new normal” is only disrupting my intended trips home.
  • Newsroom Notes: A unique view at a unique time

    Newsroom Notes
    Newsroom Notes: A unique view at a unique time
    March 23, 2020

    How do you run a newsroom through these unusual times? We’re providing a first-hand view from an industry veteran who agreed to lead the KOMU newsroom during a faculty search process—just as the Covid-19 crisis began unfolding.
  • The Road to OTT: Stop calling it OTT!

    The Road to OTT
    The Road to OTT: Stop calling it OTT!
    March 9, 2020

    Looking for cutting edge television technology? We had to visit Capitol Broadcasting in Raleigh, North Carolina. No surprise in today’s stop on The Road to OTT that WRAL-TV got into OTT more than seven years ago and is already on its second generation.
  • The Road to OTT: Flying solo in Oklahoma

    The Road to OTT
    The Road to OTT: Flying solo in Oklahoma
    January 27, 2020

    Our stops on The Road to OTT have taken us to broadcast groups with dedicated corporate technology and business teams. How to navigate the route without that?
  • The Road to OTT:  Lessons from looking within

    The Road to OTT
    The Road to OTT:  Lessons from looking within
    November 15, 2019

    In the past five years, the Scripps television group, with roots back to 1878, has transformed itself through acquisitions including Newsy, Journal, Stitcher and Cordillera along with several other individual station acquisitions.
  • The Road to OTT:  Finding that content sweet spot

    The Road to OTT
    The Road to OTT:  Finding that content sweet spot
    October 29, 2019

    When it comes to thinking about OTT, inspiration can come from mixing and matching and pondering new, unexpected combinations.
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