Here’s The Roundup for the Week Ending October 6

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to those who celebrate.

In this week’s edition of stories we didn’t get to for one reason or another, we have a veritable smorgasbord of interest stories for you, from Poynter’s 11 tips for using AI in your reporting to a former reporter making a dern good pie.

Shall we begin?


At least 30 staffers were laid off Monday morning by News 12, the troubled network owned by Altice consisting of seven cable channels and a streaming channel that serve the New York Metropolitan Area. Click here for more.

For the tech geeks among us, U.S. TV stations’ future ATSC hopes could be in the trash, according to analysts. The news comes as TV set makers are not putting the technology — which promises a wide-array of digital media opportunities for consumers and marketers — in their new TV sets. LG, for example, is dropping its support to include ATSC 3.0 into future TVs. Click here for more.

Poynter has some tips for using AI to help your journalism. Click here for the story.

There are some changes to the Boise, Idaho local TV scene. The newscasts on KNIN Fox 9 are no longer being produced by KIVI Idaho News 6. Instead, the shows originate from the studios of KBOI CBS2. Click here for more.

TribLive has a story about a Pittsburgh quiz show that is going into its 25th season. It started as Hometown High Q, then went by KDKA High Q, but for its 25th season that begins airing this weekend at 11 a.m Saturdays, the show will be titled KD Quiz. Click here for more.

One of the nation’s top investigative journalists has uncovered the secret to making one heck of a dessert. At the urging of her husband, former CBS 6 reporter and weekend anchor Catie Beck (pictured) entered her signature cheesecake into the Adult Culinary Arts competition at this year’s State Fair of Virginia. Beck recently signed on as Scripps national investigative reporter. Click here for the story.

A popular television news anchor in Philadelphia shared an important personal secret with her viewers that she had been keeping for most of her life. Emmy award-winning personality Aziza Shuler revealed she has alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out. Click here for more.

WTVF (Nashville) reporter Phil Williams did a story on a mayoral candidate supported by white supremacists. Apparently, this pissed off the white supremacists, and they lashed out at Williams. Our friend over at FTVLive had the story.