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Netflix, Amazon, Google and 4 tech giants create Alliance for Open Media Telemundo enjoys ratings bonanza in August Ruiz hired as Weekend Editor at NPR.org Moll-Ramírez moves from CNN to MSNBC Ramírez-Ávila hired as anchor for new Telemundo Fresno newscast
 
Netflix, Amazon, Google and 4 tech giants create Alliance for Open Media

Netflix, Amazon, Google and 4 tech giants create Alliance for Open Media

Telemundo enjoys ratings bonanza in August

Telemundo enjoys ratings bonanza in August

Ruiz hired as Weekend Editor at NPR.org

Ruiz hired as Weekend Editor at NPR.org

Moll-Ramírez moves from CNN to MSNBC

Moll-Ramírez moves from CNN to MSNBC

Ramírez-Ávila hired as anchor for new Telemundo Fresno newscast

Ramírez-Ávila hired as anchor for new Telemundo Fresno newscast

Netflix, Amazon, Google and 4 tech giants create Alliance for Open Media

Netflix, Amazon, Google and 4 tech giants create Alliance for Open Media

03 September 2015

Netflix, Amazon, Google, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft and Mozilla have formed the Alliance for Open Media with a goal to boost the quality of online video. The 7 internet and tech giants will work together to develop open-source, royalty-free media formats and codecs to create new video compression technology designed to deliver web optimized, ultra high […]

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Telemundo enjoys ratings bonanza in August

Telemundo enjoys ratings bonanza in August

02 September 2015

Telemundo continues to make ratings gains, narrowing the previously huge gap with its rival Univision. Not only has the network produced its best August results ever in weekday primetime, it’s seeing ratings victories in local markets for the first time in some of its stations. That’s the case for Telemundo Houston. For the first time […]

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Ruiz hired as Weekend Editor at NPR.org

Ruiz hired as Weekend Editor at NPR.org

02 September 2015

Joe Ruiz is leaving Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB, where he has been Executive Producer of New Media since 2013, for a job as Weekend Editor at NPR.org in Washington, D.C. In his new role, Joe will be the lead editor for digital coverage, including planning, production and promotion of site content, coordinating with staff […]

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Moll-Ramírez moves from CNN to MSNBC

Moll-Ramírez moves from CNN to MSNBC

01 September 2015

Victoria Moll-Ramírez has started a new job as Segment Producer for “The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart” at MSNBC, based out of the 30 Rockerfeller Center building in New York City. In her new role, she’ll be researching, writing and working with correspondents on daily stories. She’s working early mornings Monday to Friday from 5 am […]

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Ramírez-Ávila hired as anchor for new Telemundo Fresno newscast

Ramírez-Ávila hired as anchor for new Telemundo Fresno newscast

01 September 2015

KNSO Telemundo 51 in Fresno today debuts “Noticiero Telemundo Valle Central” – its first locally-produced newscast. Emmy-award winning journalist Vanessa Ramírez-Ávila has been hired as the newscast’s anchor and executive producer. The one-hour Spanish-language program will air weekdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, reaching audiences in the Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Visalia markets. In 2013, […]

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RCN takes over KWHY-TV signal, local newscasts canceled

RCN takes over KWHY-TV signal, local newscasts canceled

31 August 2015

KWHY-22’s 5 and 10 pm local newscasts have been canceled, effective today. With very few exceptions, the station’s entire news, marketing and sales staff were laid off in the process. About 50 to 60 people today lost their jobs – about 40 were from the news department. Employees were notified of the cancelation of “Noticias […]

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Moreno leaves KENS for KTRK

Moreno leaves KENS for KTRK

31 August 2015

Mayra Moreno is returning to her hometown of Houston. She has landed a new job as reporter and weekend anchor at ABC O&O KTRK. “Years ago when I embarked on my journey to become a journalist…I always envisioned myself working for the station I grew up watching in Houston,” she wrote on her Facebook page. […]

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Univision Arizona radio signs deal with Arizona Cardinals

Univision Arizona radio signs deal with Arizona Cardinals

28 August 2015

Univision Arizona’s radio stations Latino Mix KQMR 100.3 FM and KHOV 105.3 FM are now the official Spanish-language radio home of the Arizona Cardinals. The radio stations will air all pre-game and game broadcasts starting Sunday, August 30, with the Cardinals-Raiders game in Oakland. In addition to the game broadcasts, Univision Arizona’s radio stations in […]

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Comcast looking to launch new Hispanic networks

Comcast looking to launch new Hispanic networks

27 August 2015

Comcast Cable is now accepting proposals for two substantially Hispanic American owned, independent English-language networks to launch by January 28, 2017. Criteria for selecting the two networks include: the content of the network; whether the network is fully financed; whether the network’s ownership and/or management group(s) are well established, have relevant experience, and are substantially […]

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NBC Deportes moves operations to Stamford

NBC Deportes moves operations to Stamford

26 August 2015

After months of rumors and speculation, news that NBC Deportes will be moving to Stamford, CT has been confirmed by a company spokesperson. During a staff meeting this morning, employees were told the Spanish-language sports unit, currently based in Telemundo’s Miami headquarters in Hialeah, will be moved to operate out of the NBC Sports state-of-the arts […]

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Landivar leaves Univision for WOAI

Landivar leaves Univision for WOAI

26 August 2015

Stephanie Landivar has crossed over into English-language news. She has started a new job as Digital Content Producer/Assignment Editor for WOAI News 4 and sister station and KABB Fox 29 in San Antonio. Her first day was yesterday. “With this role I get to do the best of both worlds,” she tells Media Moves. “I […]

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Telemundo to air first Latin American Music Awards

Telemundo to air first Latin American Music Awards

25 August 2015

Telemundo is adding another music awards show to its growing live event programming schedule. The network, which last year secured the licensing rights from Dick Clark Productions, is producing a Spanish-language version of the “American Music Awards.” The first ever “Latin American Music Awards” will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, […]

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. I am also a freelance writer, reporter and producer. I founded Media Moves in June of 2007.