Reinventing local TV news

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Mike Beaudet of Northeastern University
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 9:00am
  • Location: Montgomery A
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Traditional local television news needs to adapt to emerging practices and the sensibilities of digitally native video news, which is often preferred by younger audiences on web and mobile platforms. Mike Beaudet, a professor of the practice at Northeastern University and investigative reporter at WCVB-Boston, will discuss his research report into how local broadcasters might rethink story segments to create a more engaging news product for their audiences, particularly with regard to hard news stories. 

Speaker Bios

  • Mike Beaudet is a journalism professor at Northeastern University and an investigative reporter at WCVB-TV in Boston. He's worked in television for more than 25 years, winning numerous awards, including 16 New England Emmy Awards. Beaudet's research at Northeastern focuses on the future of local TV news, the challenges facing the industry, and the search for solutions to grow the audience on air and online. @Channel_Mike

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