Tag: Issue 119

WILX-TV Teams Up with Red Cross for Hurricane Victims

On September 17, Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing)  raised over $3,500 for the American Red Cross over the phone and through the station’s website. WILX teamed up with the Red Cross to provide a phone line to viewers and a specific time to call in for donations for people affected by Hurricane Florence. Callers helped News… read more

WOOD-TV, WDIV-TV Will Host Gubernatorial Debates Announced for October 12 and 24

Candidates in Michigan’s November Gubernatorial election will appear in two debates in October.  Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette will appear in debates hosted by WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) on October 12 and WDIV-TV (Detroit) on October 24. In Grand Rapids, Rick Albin, host of WOOD-TV’s political show “To the Point,” will moderate then first… read more

WDET-FM, Feet in 2 Worlds Offers Food Journalism Fellowships

WDET-FM (Detroit) and Feet in 2 Worlds, an award-winning website and journalism training project, have teamed up to offer food journalism fellowships to four immigrant journalists and journalists of color in Metro Detroit. The fellowship reflects a shared commitment by the two organizations to bring greater diversity to WDET’s newsroom and to support the voices… read more

Environmental Journalists to Gather in Flint, October 3-7

The Society of Environmental Journalists has announced their 28th Annual Conference, October 3 through 7.  Hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint, the Society expects over 400 journalists, students, educators and others to attend. Nine reporting tours will visit the lush forests of Northern Michigan, study Great Lakes research and Canada’s Chemical Valley, take a schooner… read more

The Fall Book Is On. Now What?

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting The fall book is on and before we get too deep into it, here are a few basic and easy to implement… read more

Nationwide EAS/WEA Test Rescheduled for October 3; New Reporting Dates

On Monday, FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The test was originally scheduled for September 20. On October 3, the WEA (cellphone) portion of the… read more