MediaPost: Social Media, Local TV News Are Top COVID-19 Information Sources, Trust Issues Remain. “Social media — just ahead of local TV news — is the place U.S. consumers are turning to for local information on COVID-19, according to a survey from Magid — however, trust issues remain. The consumer researcher says social media — which includes Facebook, Twitter — pulled in 34% number; local TV newscasts, 33%; with national newscast (ABC, NBC, CBS), 28%. National cable TV networks (CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC) are at 20%. Results hear tally multiple overall mentions of news sources for the story.”
NBC 7 San Diego: NBC 7 San Diego History Center Partner to Preserve Decades of Archives. “The archive, to be held at the San Diego History Center’s Research Archives, consists of video recordings, video tapes, and assorted materials that document the daily journalism of San Diego from the period of 1976 to 2012. Contained in the archives are thousands of interviews and individual stories. The archived materials will be made accessible to the public once inventory and a catalogue have been completed. Due to the size of the archive this may take several years.”
The University of Georgia is getting a huge trove of local news footage. “Hundreds of video tapes, loaded with stories that have aired on WTOC over the years, are headed to the UGA libraries…. The video tapes will be digitized and preserved for future generations.” “Some” of the contents, according to the story, will be made available to the public.