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#42: Ellen Crooke, TEGNA & Scott Livingston, Sinclair

#42: Ellen Crooke, TEGNA & Scott Livingston, Sinclair

If you work -- or wish to work -- in local television news, you will want to hear this hour of audio.
Last month John Kirtley and I hosted and directed the NPPA Southeast Storytelling Workshop, at which a sold-out crowd heard from a bevy of the best storytellers nationwide. One of the highlights was a panel discussion featuring two people of tremendous influence at the nation's largest broadcast media groups: Ellen Crooke, VP of News at TEGNA, and Scott Livingston, VP of News at Sinclair.
I have known Crooke for more than a decade; she has hired me twice, and I fully admit to being a tremendous admirer of her passion for storytelling and desire to change the landscape of TV news. I met Livingston for the first time at this workshop, but I am a huge fan of his photojournalistic mindset and the storytelling culture and teamwork that exists at many of his stations.
During this panel, both offered tremendous insights into:

the current TV news landscape and what's being done to improve it