Minority Representation Increases, But Still Lags General Population

Minority journalists represent a growing number of employees in TV and radio newsrooms, according to the most recent report from the latest RTDNA/Newhouse School at Syracuse University Survey, even reaching record numbers in radio newsrooms. But there’s still a large gap between the minority population in the U.S. and the minority workforce in local news.

Dressember: It’s Bigger than a Dress

Every December, Dressember advocates from all over the world pledge to wear a dress or tie for the 31 days of December to raise awareness and funds to end human trafficking. What may seem like a silly style challenge, has collectively raised over $15MM to fight human trafficking around the world.

Tegna 3Q Revenue Climbs 6%

The increase to $803 million is driven by 28% growth in political revenue compared to 2018, the last nonpresidential year.

Holiday Spending Going to Travel

Retailers have a new threat this holiday season: wanderlust. Americans are returning to the skies, filling hotels, swarming theme parks — and they’re showing a willingness to spend more of their money on trips, CNBC reports.

California To Decide Duel Sports Betting Measures

Californians have been inundated with a blast of advertisements as backers of two propositions seek to legalize sports gambling by allowing it at tribal casinos and racetracks or through mobile and online wagering.

Luxury Shoppers To Spend for the Holidays

Luxury shoppers aren’t letting higher prices get in the way of their holiday spending. Seventy-six percent of luxury shoppers expect to spend the same or more this holiday season than last year, according to a survey of luxury shoppers by Saks.

Nexstar’s 3Q Net Revenue Climbs 9.7%

The increase to $1.27 billion was driven by strong political advertising revenue and healthy year-over-year increases in distribution, digital and other revenue, offset somewhat by a decline in core advertising.

Scripps 3Q Station Revenue Up 14%

The increase to $378 million was powered by climbing political advertising and increased retransmission consent revenue. For the company as a whole, total 3Q revenue was $612 million, an increase of 10%, or $56.9 million.

An Interoperable Future For Linear And Connected TV

Linear TV remains a powerhouse business, and for good reason. With scaled infrastructure, exclusive live sports rights and the unparalleled ability to attract massive audiences for culturally vital events, linear TV will continue to dominate ad inventory for years to come.