Media Critic
6:54 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Media Critic: Louisville TV News Stations Devote 40 Percent of Their Time to Crime Reporting


Each October, journalism students at duPont Manual High School watch 20 days of local television news, categorize the types of stories they see, and compile the results. In my second and third columns for WFPL, I discussed their main finding from October 2012, which is that local TV news is swamped with crime coverage.

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Local News
10:28 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Louisville Metro Seeking Public Comment on Insight/Time Warner

Louisville Metro government will host four public meetings in November seeking public input on the cable television service provided by Insight/Time Warner.

The meetings will be:

  • 6 p.m. Nov. 28 at the East Government Center, 200 Juneau Drive
  • 6 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Southwest Government Center, 72189 Dixie HIghway
  • 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St.
  • 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the South Central Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop

The city is seeking comments on: 

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Local News
2:32 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

WLKY Wins Most Time Slots in Latest Ratings Report

The ratings from July sweeps are in and WLKY has bested most of its competition in Louisville.

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Local News
1:05 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

The Plunger Man and the Car-Driving Horse: Barry Bernson on His Life in TV News

From the Simpsons to the Onion, the world is full of TV news parodies. Local TV newscasts (and the people who star in them) are easy targets. And among the stereotypes, next to Ted Baxter and the dim bulb weatherman, is the feature reporter. The impossibly-coiffured reporter in the field holding a microphone up to a waterskiing squirrel. But it wasn't always like that.

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Local News
11:20 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

WLKY Returns to Insight

After 10 days, WLKY is back on Insight Cable in Louisville.

The station was pulled from the cable lineup earlier this month after Insight parent Time Warner and WLKY owner Hearst Television failed to ink a new retransmission agreement. Retransmission deals stipulate how much money cable operators pay to rebroadcast content.

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