Category Archives: Journalism

T Dog’s Think Tank: The media fails us on Ferguson

  What can you say about the coverage of the Ferguson, Mo. disturbances from the broadcast networks and cable news networks? They dropped the ball, of course, with [..]

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More news on weekends is good news for CBS 2

Also: CBS 2 adds “Good Wife”, “Blue Bloods” to weekend late fringe On the surface, CBS 2’s decision to expand their weekend newscasts would be greeted with as much [..]

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Chicago’s late newscasts continues to lose steam

              Maybe Chicago viewers are tired of hearing about all the shootings and murders. Maybe viewers are tired of the constant weather [..]

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Indianapolis radio stations unite to curb violence

You probably wouldn’t know it if you tuned in to the cable news networks or if you read major national or international publications lately, but Chicago isn’t the [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: ChicagoSide shuts down

Also: Fox swaps for San Francisco’s KTVU. Seattle next? Indianapolis TV station under fire for interview Wil Wheaton’s new show fails to find an audience – In a [..]

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Viewers flee Chicago’s evening, late newscasts

Chicago’s news stations might want to rethink their news presentations. An analysis of May local news sweeps numbers in the adult 25-54 demographic in the nation’s ten largest DMAs [..]

Chicago Media, Journalism, Local TV (Chicago), Local TV (Outside Chicago), Television

T Dog’s Grab Bag: CBS 2 unveils new weather vehicle

– How to get ahead  by channeling the Xbox One and the PS4: CBS-owned WBBM-TV has unveiled its latest weapon in the weather war, with the look and [..]

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“Chicagoland” strikes out with critics, viewers

  With horrible ratings, Chicagoland ranks among one of television’s biggest flops Did Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration manipulate scenes?   I guess Chicago would’ve been better off if [..]

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CNN’s “Chicagoland” stalls at the starting gate

The first episode of Robert Redford’s eight-episode documentary didn’t attract much of an audience Reviews mixed, but Chicago viewers’ reception is more positive Chicago is in the spotlight [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: “Arsenio” to return for second season

Grab Baggin’- * It’s like good prevailing over evil: CBS Television Distribution announced the renewal of The Arsenio Hall Show for a second season Wednesday evening, with former [..]

Chicago Media, Journalism, Local TV (Chicago), Local TV (Outside Chicago), Sports, Syndication, Television

WXRT’S Tom Marker stays put – for now

Loses full-time status; becomes part-timer The Church Of Tisch has done it again. Just like what Laurence Tisch did in the 1980’s when his penny-pinching ways nearly destroyed [..]

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Katie Couric exits ABC News to join Yahoo

Pending deal has no effect on daytime talk show, which is still on bubble Katie Couric’s stint at ABC News is coming to a close. But her syndicated [..]

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WFLD details anchor changes

Plus: LA’s KTTV news director “resigns” after only two years Fox’s WFLD fortified its news anchor lineup late Tuesday, detailing changes being made to its Good Day Chicago [..]

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Robin Robinson demoted, Anna Davlantes out at Fox 32

The ironwoman streak is over for Chicago news veteran Robin Robinson. 26 years and six co-anchors later, Robinson – whose local career started at CBS-owned WBBM-TV in the [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: WCIU to replace “This” with “Bounce”

Time to see what’s in this week edition of the Grab bag: – With This TV leaving for WGN-TV  November 1, Weigel Broadcasting is replacing it with Bounce, [..]

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