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October 31, 2014

‘Bare-bones’ look at the weather in Louisville

Happy Halloween! Jude “Bones” Redfield, a forecaster for WDRB-TV, the Fox affiliate in Louisville, got into the Halloween spirit by presenting the forecast with a plastic skeleton attached to a green shirt and pants. The result? When he stepped in front of the chroma key wall, his body below his next was keyed out and […]

October 31, 2014

HLN to debut new logo?

Does troubled HLN have a rebranding in the works? CNN Commentary posted this first look at a new logo. The logo features new, wider, typography in a throwback font. The logo has not officially been trademarked yet, as it does not appear in the trademark database.

October 29, 2014

CNN beta site goes live, then goes offline

CNN has quietly made what appears to be a beta version of a new website live. The site, which is located at http://beta.next.cnn.com, features a cleaner, typography heavy design. In August 2013, CNN.com announced plans to overhaul its website and showcased previews that included moving the network logo to a red square and adding dark blue […]

October 29, 2014

CNN plans ‘My Magic Wall’ app

CNN will back its election coverage with a new online Web app for its famous “Magic Wall” as well as virtual visualizations of the U.S. House and Senate chambers. This “My Magic Wall,” application, developed by Microsoft, enables viewers to engage with the network’s coverage while exploring data and projections in real-time with 3D data visualizations […]

October 29, 2014

CNN to utilize Empire State Building spire for election coverage

CNN plans to use the spire of the Empire State Building as an electronic graph measuring the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. The network announced its plans in a statement: As the Senate results are projected and allocated to candidates, a vertical LED illuminated “meter” located atop the spire of the building will […]

October 29, 2014

San Francisco station shows off new location, set

Media General’s KRON-TV is preparing to move across town to 900 Front Street, home of KGO-TV. The two competing stations will share the ABC Broadcast Center, with separate working and studio spaces. KRON-TV posted a tour of the new home, which will become operational in mid-November. The new location includes a new set design from FX Design Group, which […]

October 28, 2014

‘Daily Show’ broadcasts from Austin

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is on the road this week, broadcasting from the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas. For the shows “Democalypse 2014: South By South Mess” coverage of the elections, “The Daily Show” went very Texas, working with designer Jack Morton PDG and fabricator blackwalnut. The set includes many patriotic decorations, two RP […]

October 28, 2014

‘Wolf’ moves to Capitol view set

CNN Commentary recently noted that Wolf Blitzer’s self-titled afternoon show recently moved to the Capitol view set at CNN’s Washington Bureau. “Wolf” previously broadcasted from Studio A&B, home to “The Situation Room” and “The Lead with Jake Tapper.” The exact reason for the move is unknown, as Studio A&B is capable of producing multiple shows […]

October 27, 2014

Scripps launches app to help people participate politically

Scripps recently launched Podium, part of the company’s mission to “educate and inform.” “Podium is all about citizen empowerment,” said Adam Symson, chief digital officer for Scripps. “Having information about what our elected representatives are doing in Washington is certainly important, but being able to directly take action at that moment to influence government and […]

October 27, 2014

From Our Inbox: ‘Nancy’ has done ‘noun’ paid work, has ‘passion’

Well, our new “From Our Inbox” feature that debuted last week was a big hit among you readers, so we’ll be continuing it. Today’s message features a self-identified student — let’s call her Nancy (not the name she gave us) — who’s in search of a job: Dear Officer, This is “Nancy”, I am a international student in […]