General News ReportingWFLA, Tampa, Fla. – Steve Andrews and Gordon Dempsey for “To Die at Home,” a story about a woman who invited friends in need to stay in her house, only to become homeless herself when her guests turned into nuisances. WJHL – Nate Morabito and David McAvoy for “Amanda Berry.” Mr. Morabito was present at Ms. Berry’s grandparents’ house when she called them for the first time after being released from captivity. Feature News Reporting WKRG, Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla. – John Nodar for “Beach Walk,” a report inspecting eight miles of Alabama shoreline three years after the BP oil spill. WJHL – David McAvoy, Sara Diamond, Phillip Murrell, Doug Counts and Ted Overbay for “Are Your Secrets Safe?” The team submitted computers to various degrees of damage to find out how much personal data could still be recovered. Spot News Reporting WJAR – News Staff for “Blizzard of 2013.” WJAR stayed on the air for 24 consecutive hours to help viewers weather the storm. WSAV, Savannah, Ga. – JoAnn Merrigan and Andrew Davis for “Effingham Tanker Explosion,” the station’s coverage of an explosion in a small town outside of Savannah. Photojournalism WJAR – Bob Farrell for “Rounding Up,” illustrations from a story about a local coffee shop chain that rounds all transactions up to the nearest nickel. WSAV – Art Ottimo for “Police Memorial,” featuring moving images from the 2013 Police Memorial ceremony in Savannah. Multimedia Journalism WSPA, Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C./Asheville, N.C. – Gordon Dill, Aaron Smeltzer and Kevin Justus for “Hospital Prices,” which demonstrated the confusion in obtaining prices of basic procedures from local hospitals. The station created a searchable web portal where viewers can find prices for 100 common procedures. WJHL – News Staff for “Monday’s Most Wanted Round Up,” a partnership with local law officials to capture criminals through tips from the public.
About Media GeneralMedia General, Inc. is a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, providing top-rated news, information and entertainment in strong markets across the U.S. The company owns or operates 31 network-affiliated broadcast television stations and their associated digital media and mobile platforms, in 28 markets. These stations reach 16.5 million, or 14%, of U.S. TV households. Sixteen of the 31 stations are located in the top 75 designated market areas. Media General first entered the local television business in 1955 when it launched WFLA in Tampa, Florida as an NBC affiliate. The company subsequently expanded its station portfolio through acquisition. In November of 2013, Media General and Young Broadcasting merged, combining Media General’s 18 stations and Young’s 13 stations. Contact Media General Additional information about Media General is available on its website www.mediageneral.com or by contacting Liz Cleal, Communications Manager, at (804) 887-5049 or email@example.com.