Wednesday, May 07, 2014

2013 Arkansas Associated Press Winners Announced

Winners of the Associated Press news awards have been announced.  Arkansas Business.com reports the following results:

KATV won first-place awards in the categories of spot news, enterprise or investigative, elections and politics, documentary, continuing coverage, sports coverage, sportscast, weather segment, non-spot photography and website.

 KTHV-TV, Channel 11, took the rest of the TV first-place awards in the categories of non-spot news, feature and spot photography

KHBS/KHOG-TV, Channels 40/29 of Fort Smith and Fayetteville took a first-place award for newscast.
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And this year's AP television sweepstakes winner was KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock.

22 Comments:

At 8:42 PM, May 07, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you say tough competition? KFSM didn't enter and all the Nexstar stations are not members. That means 3 stations to compete. Hummm.. Congratulations

 
At 10:30 AM, May 08, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's like awarding yourself first place for best dishwasher between your cat, your shadow, and yourself.

 
At 11:23 AM, May 08, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jealousy is such an amusing thing to watch sometimes. The best part is that the people you are laughing at don't even know how pathetic they are.

 
At 12:18 PM, May 08, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV played tether ball like Napoleon Dynamite and declared itself the winner!

 
At 12:33 PM, May 08, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you can't stop talking about us. Who's the real winner here?

 
At 12:42 PM, May 08, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately for Troop 417, during the ADAA required random drug screening, one of your players tested positive for 3 separate types of anabolic steroids, as well as a low grade... beaver tranquilizer. So, I guess the winner of this years Dodgeball Regional Qualifying Match, and Grammar Jamboree, is Average Joe's Gym.

 
At 7:28 AM, May 09, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nexstar would compete, but they can't afford it.

 
At 8:10 AM, May 09, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not that Nexstar can't afford it. It's that they just don't care.

 
At 8:20 AM, May 09, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And there lies your problem. I'd much rather work for a station that cares about its product and will spend money to gain results. We'll see what happens when the new guys show up though.

 
At 11:37 AM, May 09, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are you talking about? Certainly not Nexstar.

 
At 12:47 PM, May 09, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather my company invest in my paycheck than an AP award.

 
At 6:41 AM, May 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a pretty common attitude among last place stations and the people who work at them.

 
At 8:18 AM, May 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a common attitude amongst people who understand money is what matters. It's not awards, not pats on the back or high fives. This is about money. Your station isn't going to give you a raise for your local AP award.

I bet your photogs feel like dog crap when they have to do stories about raising the minimum wage. Knowing you don't earn what most consider a "living wage" must feel horrible. It shows how much your station REALLY cares about you or it's product.

 
At 10:43 AM, May 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's true. None of the Little Rock stations care about their product or employees enough to pay them fairly. It's really a despicable thing that news directors should feel sick about.

 
At 11:17 AM, May 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When someone accepts a job they know what the pay is going to be. A good measure of the employer is do they advance hard workers.

 
At 3:26 PM, May 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The low pay is biting them in the ass a little more these days. It's getting very difficult to find anyone qualified for off-air positions.

 
At 3:52 PM, May 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say it is biting reporters in the ass too. I'm tired of teaching a new photog how to shoot a package every time we lose one and they hire another guy with no experience whatsoever. Maybe if we offered a livable salary we could attract a real photog.

 
At 8:59 PM, May 11, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People with poor work ethic get promoted to positions with less work, or the boss will turn their back and will not attempt to light a fire under the person. It's as if businesses are scared to fire incompetent people.

 
At 10:34 PM, May 11, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Promoting people who have a good work ethic does not make sense in this field. It's tough to find people who work hard and are good at what they do. As a manager or anchor or whatever the promotion might be, the hard working skills will not be utilitied, and management will have to find a new person to keep things afloat. So hard working newsroom people are the linchpins managers are scared to pull out. But nobody wants to put up with that forever. Those people will usually leave for greener pastures, where they might be appreciated or at least paid better for their good work ethic.

 
At 9:26 AM, May 12, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Companies usually have more than one person who needs to be fired but there are a lot of steps to take to cover yourself. This is a society where everyone is ready to sue and bring the gender, age and race card up.

For some reason, the people who need to move on are the ones who stay and retire from there.lol.

 
At 11:59 AM, May 12, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's some advice to the young and ambitious, reporters/photogs/producers of the marktet. If you want to stay in Little Rock and have a long successful career, you should just work hard enough not to get fired. It is time-tested straight shot to management or the anchor desk. No one thinks, "oh no, who will do all of the work now?" If you never did it, no one will miss it. Additionally, remember they can't fire you for not coming in on your days off, not staying late, or not writing/shooting/editing a story with that extra effort. This is a business with short-term memory, and no one remembers or cares how hard you worked last week. If you look around at your long-standing co-workers, you will realize many of them have already figured these truths out. You might call them lazy, but they just see you as temporary until you behave the same way.

 
At 10:39 AM, May 14, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's very accurate as I look around the newsroom, but even more prevalent in the weather department.

 

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