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Thursday, May 23, 2019

DETV clears hurdle in effort to gain Wilmington’s public access channel

The Cable, Video & Telecommunications Commission  selected  DETV as its recommendation to be the next Third Party Operator (TPO) of Channel 28, the city’s Public Access/Leased Access (PALA) television station. An ordinance for first and second...

Delmarva Broadcasting’s sale and the future of radio news

Good afternoon, Delmarva Broadcasting had an out of town owner but never acted like one. Under Steinman Communications - a  regional  media company that owned the daily newspaper in Lancaster, PA as well as weekly papers and...

Updated: News Journal cuts three positions as newsroom shrinks to three dozen

The News Journal/Delaware Online operation of publishing giant Gannett has terminated three staff members. Two photographer/videographer positions  and one editor were given their walking papers. They were identified by multiple sources as photographers Jason Minto and Suchat...

Gannett cuts again

Good afternoon everyone, It came as no surprise that the News Journal gave walking papers to three newsroom employees – an editor and two photographer/videographer positions.  (See story below). The outlook has not improved for newspapers,...

News Journal, Daily Times owner Gannett faces takeover bid

News Journal, Daily Times  and USA Today owner Gannett is facing a takeover bid. MNG Enterprises, a company that is best known as  Digital First has offered to pay $12 a share for the remaining...

Wilmington seeking parties that want to manage leased access TV station

The City of Wilmington began soliciting proposals from individuals and entities interested in operating and managing its Public Access and Leased Access  television station broadcasting on Comcast's Channel 28.   Managing Wilmington’s leased access/public access television...

Media update: News and talk station WDEL tweaks line-up with Loudell moving to...

WDEL has tweaked its programming line-up Long-time anchor  Allan Loudell moves to the 9 a.m. slot be with a show carrying the name Del-AWARE that will run through the noon hour. The show will focus on...

Mayor and publishing executive Angelo Martinelli, 91

A Long-time Yonkers, NY mayor and publishing executive whose holdings included Delaware Today has died. Angelo Martinelli, 91, was the longest serving mayor in the history of the city, the Daily Voice reported. He was credited with...

No news deserts in Delaware, but…

Good afternoon, Delaware does not have any “news deserts,” although a recent report offers a glimpse into the decline of print in the state.. A  recent national report from the University of North Carolina  noted  a...

Media update: Jeff Neiberg’s story of family, sports and a life challenge

You might have noticed fewer business stories in the News Journal over the past couple of months. Jeff Neiberg left the paper/website over the summer to work as the Sabers reporter for the Buffalo News....