Thursday, July 01, 2010

Snyder leaves KXAS, KIAH and KDAF makeover?, plus Chronicle layoffs

Mike Snyder retiring as NBC5 KXAS anchor today
I told you in the past that longtime NBC 5 KXAS anchor Mike Snyder was retiring July 1st. From this article we know he is not ready to leave the news business though.

Tribune stations like KIAH 39 and KDAF 33 are getting makeovers
The Chicago Tribune is told: "It will help bring us into the 21st century in terms of what (viewers) see and hear," Lee Abrams, Tribune Co.'s chief innovation officer, said in an interview Tuesday. "It's elevating us and escaping the grip of the 1970s television playbook that seems to be what every station in America is addicted to."

More layoffs at the Houston Chronicle
Former Houston Chronicle fashion writer Clifford Pugh blogs that when layoffs occurred at the Chron last week, no one outside the paper noticed. He adds either layoffs everywhere have become commonplace — or the plight of newspapers is old news. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here