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NewsON Attends Cox Institute Mobile News Lab Certificate Ceremony

December 2, 2016

We were thrilled to be a part of the Cox Institute’s Grady Mobile News Lab certificate ceremony on Wednesday night. The event was held to recognize the students who spent the semester exploring the impact mobile is making on the news industry. Students were challenged to create a story using only a mobile device and publishing on a mobile platform. This semester, two members of NewsON’s team were chosen to coach a group of students as they completed their projects. The end of the semester recognition featured Louis Gump, NewsON CEO, sharing his thoughts on the state of the mobile industry as the keynote speaker.

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Dr. Keith Herndon led the students through the Mobile News Lab this semester. As the leader of the Cox Institute, he also partnered with NewsON as we established the first class of NewsON Ambassadors on UGA’s campus. The ambassadors were also recognized during the certificate ceremony for their promotion of NewsON on UGA’s campus.

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During the presentation of awards, Dr. Herndon announced the overall winner of the Mobile News Lab. The winners were Denver, Martha, and Reann who were coached by NewsON’s very own Editorial Lead Alex Sembra. Congratulations to the winning team on all of your hard work!

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Thank you to the Cox Institute, Dr. Herndon, and student participants for welcoming us and your interest in NewsON as a company. We are very proud of all that the students accomplished this semester, and we are looking forward to seeing where this partnership takes us in the future.

 

Photos by Mollie Simon

Temporary Change to 8 Stations’ On-Demand Newscasts

November 30, 2016

As of November 30th, a change is in place for the NewsON service that will affect eight of our stations. This change applies to both our Mobile Apps and Roku Channel.  You will still be able to watch all of these stations during their LIVE newscasts, but previous newscasts are not available for these stations.  We anticipate that this is a temporary change, but we do not have an estimated date for restoring on-demand viewing for these stations.  We will continue to work as hard as possible to restore these broadcasts to NewsON. As soon as we have more information we will provide an update on this page.

The stations affected by this change are listed below along with a link to their regular schedule of LIVE newscasts:

Chicago, IL: WLS – http://abc7chicago.com/tvlistings/

Fresno, CA: KFSN – http://abc30.com/tvlistings/

Houston, TX: KTRK – http://abc13.com/tvlistings/

Los Angeles, CA: KABC – http://abc7.com/tvlistings/

New York, NY: WABC – http://abc7ny.com/tvlistings/

Philadelphia, PA: WPVI – http://6abc.com/tvlistings/

Raleigh, NC: WTVD – http://abc11.com/tvlistings/

San Francisco, CA: KGO – http://abc7news.com/tvlistings/

We understand the impact of this change and we are actively working to restore on-demand newscasts for these stations as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you can watch short news clips from these stations in the app and the full live newscast is available for viewing during scheduled times.

We appreciate your continued support of NewsON. Please feel free to email info@newson.us with any questions.

3 New Stations in 3 New Places!

November 29, 2016

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We’re so excited to welcome three more stations to the NewsON family!

NewsON Donates to Habitat for Humanity

November 21, 2016

Recently NewsON donated $10,000 to the Fayetteville, North Carolina Chapter of Habitat for Humanity for Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. We are proud to say that we were successful during our coverage of Hurricane Matthew in October. Many people were able to benefit from NewsON providing local station coverage, even when the power went out. In order to spread the word about our service and to help keep residents safe, we pledged to donate $1 per download of our app or Roku channel up to $10,000.

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We met our goal and were more than happy to donate to a charity. We decided to run a poll on our Twitter account to let our users be a part of the decision. Our users voted for Habitat for Humanity, and the recipients were very gracious for the donation.

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We appreciate everyone who contributed to our decision in choosing a charity. We are also looking forward to seeing how this donation is used to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

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NewsON Fun Facts!

November 10, 2016

Last week we posted a bunch of fun facts leading up to our anniversary celebration! In case you missed them, here they are:

We’ve grown by 52 stations this year! We started with 118, and we now give our viewers the option to view 170 different stations from across the country.

Many people don’t know this, but NewsON wasn’t always going to be our name. The company was originally going to be called News Views!

Along with changing our name, we also changed our logo before launch. Check out what our logo was going to look like before we changed it to the one you know now.picture1

Many people also don’t know that while we feature stations from across the country, our home office is in Atlanta. Our company also only has 7 employees! (But we can’t take all the credit. We have developers, a PR agency, lawyers, and a mobile marketing agency too!)

Hope you enjoyed getting to know NewsON a little better!