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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.

PILOT and Local Media Association To Host The Video Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters(NAB), in partnership with the Local Media Association (LMA), will host The Video Summit: A Forum for Video Business Solutions on Tuesday, January 30 at NAB headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event will explore new strategies for video as they relate to over-the-top [...]

By |December 14, 2017|News|Comments Off on PILOT and Local Media Association To Host The Video Summit

Enhanced Broadcast Radio

Developed by Emmis, the NextRadio app allows mobile consumers to listen to live, local FM radio on FM-enabled smartphones. Users also receive supporting information like album art, program information and metadata over the internet. Backed by radio industry leaders, and with support from the National Association of Broadcasters, NextRadio is noted for giving [...]

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Raycom News Network

The Raycom News Network (RNN) Digital Hub is a national news service headquartered at Raycom Media’s Montgomery, Ala., headquarters. The 24/7 operation creates and structures national and regional digital content to digital platforms run by Raycom stations across the country. Content produced by RNN is also available to other broadcasters. Currently, Raycom has a content-sharing [...]

By |February 20, 2018|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Raycom News Network

NBC’s “Stay Tuned”: A Daily Snapchat News Show

Ramping up efforts to reach young consumers, NBC News in July 2017 became the first publisher to launch a twice-daily news show on Snapchat. New episodes of “Stay Tuned,” each of which are two to three minutes long, are published on Snapchat Discover weekday mornings and afternoons, and at 1 p.m. ET Saturdays and Sundays. [...]

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WNYC Goes Heavy into Podcasting

Rather than cede to audio streams and downloads, WNYC-FM, New York’s powerhouse public radio station, invested heavily in producing podcasts of its own. The 2015 creation of WNYC Studios has given rise to “The New Yorker Radio Hour”; a “Radiolab” spinoff focused on the Supreme Court; and the health podcast “Only Human,” among others. The [...]

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WCBS’s Drone Force 2

CBS flagship WCBS-TV New York has been maximizing the use of drones in news-gathering since launching its fleet of five of them in September 2016. The drones, branded “Drone Force 2,” allow the station’s news operation to capture low-altitude footage, providing views and details that can’t be shot from the station’s choppers. The [...]

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Univision’s “Teleportation” Technology Studio

In the summer of 2017, Univision Deportes raised its coverage of soccer’s Gold Cup to next-generation level, using its “teleportation” technology to virtually bring players and coaches to the Miami studios. Doing so makes it look like Univision’s air talent is interviewing soccer’s stars face-to-face. Although the network has used the technology in its Major [...]

By |February 2, 2018|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Univision’s “Teleportation” Technology Studio

WVIK Podcast: Suspect Convictions

Despite not having network or big-market resources, in January 2017, Quad Cities NPR affiliate WVIK and veteran journalist Scott Reeder launched a true-crime podcast, “Suspect Convictions” – a near-instant hit. Within the first month, “Suspect Convictions” shot up to number two on the Apple Podcast charts and was downloaded more than 600,000 times. The podcast [...]

By |February 12, 2018|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on WVIK Podcast: Suspect Convictions

Univision Used WhatsApp to Distribute Information During Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma was bearing down on Miami, Univision was sending out constant bulletins via WhatsApp, distributing critical information to locals, some of whom were evacuating with only their phones. Univision’s local media group had created a WhatsApp group in anticipation of Irma, leveraging it as a means of answering consumers’ questions about the storm, [...]

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HearstLab

Based at the Hearst Tower in New York, HearstLab is a greenhouse for nurturing women-led startups in their early stages. With a focus on startups offering innovations in media, business information and technology, HearstLab invests financially in the companies, as well as provides assistance in building teams and refining products. While in residence, [...]

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