In 2013, Terri Cope-Walton—a broadcast journalist almost by accident—became Indianapolis’ first black television news director. She compares a news show to a picnic: It’s only good if there are a variety of options to consume.
In a blow to local sports fans, WRTV Channel 6 is shutting down its Hometown Sports & News network and replacing it with a national syndicated network called Grit that features a lineup of action movies and westerns.
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking to buy spectrum space to sell to wireless, broadband and other technology and communications companies. And they appear willing to pay big bucks to get it.
The arms race in local TV news continues to escalate. WRTV-TV Channel 6 is the latest station to up the ante, with plans to launch a local one-hour news program at 4 p.m. branded “The Now” on April 20.