Adweek Together: How the Pandemic Is Changing TV News

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You need look no further than your TV, laptop or smartphone to see how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the way TV news is produced. Hundreds of local stations and more than a dozen broadcast and cable channels have had to change up how, where and when they produce their content.

For an industry that for decades has been a studio-based, video-centric, personality-driven, well-lit, thoughtfully produced business guided by graphics and eyewitness reporting, TV news in the coronavirus era is unlike anything viewers have ever seen.

Today on Adweek Together, TV editor Jason Lynch is joined by Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel, the editor of TVSpy which has covered the ins and outs of local TV news for more than 20 years.

Adweek Together is a daily live discussion, at noon ET, hosted by our editors along with the leaders of the companies we cover, seeking guidance, solutions and information—together. For inquiries and feedback email us at

@ChrisAriens Chris Ariens is the managing editor and director of video at Adweek.