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A newsroom guide to covering the coronavirus outbreak

MAR 9, 2020: A guide to covering the coronavirus outbreak by Jill Jackson, News Director of KUOW in Washington State. 

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5G Explained: What Government Leaders Should Know

FEB 14, 2020: The newest generation in wireless networking represents a major boost in both capacity and speed, opening the door to transformative public services. But the technology is both costly and controversial even as states and localities begin to legislate and regulate around 5G.

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Pai Proposing Expanded White Space Use for Broadband

FEB 5, 2020: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has presented a new proposal that would provide additional opportunities for unlicensed white space devices to deliver wireless broadband services in the spectrum previously marked for broadcast television bands.

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Broadcasters Seek License Changes to Avoid NextGen TV Delays

JAN 29, 2020: NAB, legal counsel for Pearl TV and the general counsel of Meredith met last week with staff of the FCC Media Bureau to discuss the transition to NextGen TV.

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Sinclair Pays Nexstar $60M, Some Assets, to Settle Tribune Suit

JAN 27, 2020: Sinclair admits no wrongdoing in merger gone wrong.

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Sinclair Launches ATSC 3.0 Venture with SK Telecom

JAN 12, 2020: Cast.era to build next generation transmission services.

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Diginets Maturing Into Attractive M&A Targets

NOV 15, 2019: The appetite for these specialized networks continues to grow.

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As other local news outlets struggle, NPR affiliates are growing — and quickly

NOV 4, 2019: Between 2011 and 2018, NPR stations added 1,000 full-time and part-time journalists. At the same time, newspaper newsrooms were shrinking to half their peak size and local digital startups are making do with tiny staffs.

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Can Your Station Turn Loyal Followers Into Members?

NOV 1, 2019: Google helps support a new experiment in local TV.

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Automation & AI: The Future Of Advertising

NOV 1, 2019: Manual processes and outdated back-office technology are the primary reasons that national spot buys are difficult to execute and have a tendency to underperform.

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Phoenix Adding Second 3.0 Transmission Site

OCT 14, 2019: The Phoenix Model Market partners and Pearl TV today unveiled additional NextGen TV development resources for broadcasters and consumer technology companies.

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The road to OTT: Be adaptable and willing to change

OCT 10, 2019: How do news organizations find their footing when the ground starts shifting? The Missouri School of Journalism begin exploring and launching over-the-top (OTT) products and projects.

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Why the 10G Push Is Stuck in Neutral

SEPT 30, 2019: New technologies, shifting standards leave cable operators reluctant to put the pedal to the metal.

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ATSC 3.0 Emergency Alert System Launches in South Korea

SEPT 30, 2019: South Korea has launched a UHD Emergency Alert Service that is based on ATSC 3.0 technology. 

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NYT Opinion: We Need a PBS for Social Media

SEPT 24, 2019: An op ed by Mark Coatney, former director of Tumblr, on creating a public alternative to Facebook instead of breaking it up.

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PBS Stations Head To YouTube TV

JULY 29, 2019: Local PBS stations will be available for livestreaming through new digital partnership.

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Free 4K TV

JULY 10, 2019: Free 4K TV with an antenna is almost here. Along with HDR, 120Hz refresh rates and better indoor reception, ATSC 3.0 also means targeted ads. Here are the details on 'Next Gen TV.'

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What is 5G?

JUNE 27, 2019: 5G's arrival is transforming tech. Here's everything you need to know to keep up

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The State of Local News

JUNE 26, 2019: TV is still the most common way for Americans to get local news, but fewer people are watching. Cable news is growing, local TV news is declining, and network news is roughly flat.

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FCC Continues Trying to Free-Up Spectrum

JUNE 25, 2019: Schools and phone companies face off over wireless spectrum.

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Data Center Expansion

JUNE 24, 2019: Las Vegas Switch data center expanding its core campus.

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Cable Sizes Up ATSC 3.0 Challenges

JUNE 20, 2019: The array of options for over-the-air 3.0 is dizzying. But with roughly 75% of TV households still subscribing to cable, satellite or telco services, it’s clear that 3.0 needs to work with cable in order to be a long-term success.

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NAB Guide for Broadcasters

Read the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Next Generation Television (ATSC 3.0) Station Transition Guide. This manual was created to assist broadcast stations in transitioning to Next Generation TV, also known as ATSC 3.0.

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CPB ATSC 3.0 White Paper

Read the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s white paper Next Gen TV Considerations for Public Media: Planning for the Rollout of ATSC 3.0 in Local Markets. This report highlights important considerations for public television stations that are deciding whether, when, and how to transition to ATSC 3.0.

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