About Rich Johnson

Rich Johnson is the Coordinator of Digital Platforms for PILOT. He develops the PILOT website, runs our social media accounts, shoots and edits InnoMinutes and manages Broadcast Blog.

The Washington Post Goes OTT

The Washington Post recently launched a major expansion of their video team. We caught up with Micah Gelman, the Post's senior editor and director of video, at our recent OTT Summit. Micah spoke to us about the Post's latest video efforts, and shared some key insights that he and his team have learned along [...]

By |February 22, 2017|Blog, InnoMinute|Comments Off on The Washington Post Goes OTT

Radio Stations Get Priority Access to .radio Domain Names

The EBU (European Broadcasting Union), will launch a new Top Level Domain name “.radio” in 2017, and radio stations will get priority access. The EBU is launching a new .radio Top Level Domain name The .radio domain will be available to a number of companies in the radio industry, but the EBU believes that "radio [...]

By |February 16, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on Radio Stations Get Priority Access to .radio Domain Names

Cybersecurity: The Next Steps

Register Now 2 - 3 p.m. EDT | March 1, 2017 On Wednesday March 1, we'll build on our popular Cybersecurity for Broadcasters webcast to show how you can implement a cybersecurity program today to detect, protect and recover from an attack tomorrow.  You'll learn from your peers, who are already putting plans into place, and find out what this [...]

By |February 22, 2017|Webcasts|Comments Off on Cybersecurity: The Next Steps

Launching Your OTT Service

On Monday January 23, PILOT and the Local Media Association hosted the OTT Summit. Industry thought leaders including Newsy, Calkins Media and BIA/Kelsey discussed the logistics of incorporating over-the-top (OTT) into existing business models and presented case studies that demonstrated how to successfully leverage the technology. We’ve gathered the key takeaways and insights that can [...]

By |February 8, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Launching Your OTT Service

Examining Radio displays at the Auto Show

Radio has long been the king of in-car entertainment. In recent years, new audio services have been introduced in automobiles to enhance the driver and passenger experience. The addition of these services means that the once prominent radio dial can be buried behind menu screens in a new user interface. While "radio remains the preferred from of [...]

By |January 19, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on Examining Radio displays at the Auto Show

Social Media and the News

Over the past few years, we have a seen a shift in the way people access and consume news. After our Social Media and the News panel at NAB Show New York, we caught up with the panelists to discuss the challenges news outlets face, and talk about the ways that broadcasters and [...]

By |December 20, 2016|Blog, InnoMinute|Comments Off on Social Media and the News

NAB to Expand Innovation Challenge with $200,000 from Knight Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today announced two innovation challenges will be conducted over the next two years focused on uncovering broadcast news projects that serve the needs of local communities. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is investing $200,000 to support the challenges as part of the NAB [...]

By |December 14, 2016|News|Comments Off on NAB to Expand Innovation Challenge with $200,000 from Knight Foundation

TV2020 at NAB Show New York

Next Gen TV was the topic of the day for PILOT at NAB Show New York. The TV2020 Conference kicked off this morning with a presentation by Accenture Strategy's Managing Director, Mike Chapman. During his presentation, Mike outlined 4 key imperatives that broadcasters should focus on for next gen TV: Think Beyond 'Towers & TV' Develop [...]

By |November 10, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on TV2020 at NAB Show New York

Today at NAB Show New York:

On Nov. 9 at NAB Show New York our panel discussed how social media predicted the election better than the pollsters and our Innovation Challenge winners spoke at the NAB Education Foundation Innovation Celebration. Innovation Challenge Panel Our Innovation Challenge Winners Robinne Burrell and Trina DasGupta (In Your Shoes), Jordan Sales (History Go) and Chandra Clark (The News Call) took [...]

By |November 9, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Today at NAB Show New York:

Challenge Profile: History Go

The PILOT Innovation Challenge sought ideas that would help local radio and TV broadcasters engage their communities with next generation content. History Go, an Augmented Reality app that displays historic images and facts, won second place. Make sure to read about the first and third place winners In Your Shoes and The News Call. History Go. From left to right: [...]

By |October 25, 2016|Innovation Challenge|Comments Off on Challenge Profile: History Go