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The Wrap - 8/17/18 - this week's top broadcasting news

Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:06 PM | Anonymous


The ABA's mission is to serve, educate and advocate, and here's the part where we educate.

Check out these articles on industry topics, curated by Art Brooks, to share and discuss in the newsroom and around the proverbial water cooler. And remember - we share stories all week long on our social media channels.

Enforcement Bureau OK With Ending Sinclair-Tribune Hearing 

The FCC's Enforcement Bureau says it has no issue with the FCC's administrative law judge (ALJ) terminating a hearing into Sinclair's representations about the now-imploded Tribune deal, though that apparently has not happened yet.

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The Future of Television is...More Television

it’s easy to extrapolate to a time where old-fashioned television is dead, killed off by a slew of younger, nimbler disruptors. The reality, however, is that TV’s business model is secure, its revenues are gargantuan, and the barriers to enter its industry have never been higher.

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Attracting A Younger Workforce

There are a few broadcasters who have done an outstanding job of reaching out to the younger generations. Overall, most of us really need to embrace big changes in how to “attract, hire, and retain” all ages, and not just the younger groups.

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FCC Input Could Aid DOJ Appeal of AT&T-TW Court Call

The FCC has filed a document with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that could help the Trump Administration's challenge of a D.C. district judge's decision to allow the merger of AT&T-Time Warner, which closed back in June.

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Coast to coast, and in between, local news is standing up to Trump's press attacks

About 350 newspapers all have one thing in common on Thursday: A statement supporting the free press and decrying President Trump's attacks against the media. From The Martha's Vineyard Times to the Dallas Morning News... from the Yankton County Observer in South Dakota to the Bangor Daily News in Maine... the papers are all running editorials as part of an effort first proposed by the Boston Globe earlier this month.

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