What Local TV News Needs to Do to Survive

"Winter may be coming for the business"

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Local television news continues to be the dominant source of news for most Americans. Half of all U.S. adults say they “often” get local news from television, according to a study by the Knight Foundation released today. However, that same study warns that if local TV news doesn’t continue to innovate, the future is as fuzzy as an old analog TV in between channels.

The good news: TV stations are profitable and hiring. While newspapers have shed 26,300 newsroom employees — or 46 percent of total employment — TV news employment is up 4.9



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