‘Telegram TV’ is coming - Weekly show on Rogers TV will highlight the newspaper’s work

Glen Whiffen
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News reporter Steve Bartlett and arts reporter Tara Bradbury are the hosts of "Telegram TV" to air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Rogers local channel 9

The Telegram is branching out into an entirely new medium — television.

Through a partnership with Rogers TV, the newspaper will host a weekly show that will highlight The Telegram’s strength in local news, sports and arts coverage.

“Telegram TV” will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Rogers TV local channel 9 and will repeat throughout the week.

Hosts of “Telegram TV” will be senior reporter Steve Bartlett and arts reporter Tara Bradbury. However, the show will feature stories and segments by the entire Telegram newsroom team.

Kerry Hann, The Telegram’s managing editor, said the newsroom is excited about the new show.

“Our team is really looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities Telegram TV is going to bring,” he said. “We have a lot of ideas for the show and I think viewers are going to be impressed with the quality, depth and variety of the content we will be airing.”

Newsroom staff have been producing video segments for The Telegram website for some time and have even established an in-office studio.

“Our folks have really taken to video production, as demonstrated by some of the examples on our website. So, taking it to the next level of producing a news program was not a huge leap for us,” Hann said.

“But I can honestly say that the expertise of Rogers TV has certainly made that progression extremely smooth. Rogers TV station manager Linda Lambe and her staff have been fantastic in helping us put together a solid package.”

Lambe, in turn, says the partnership is a perfect way to enhance local programming for Rogers.

“Rogers TV is thrilled to be partnering with The Telegram in this new venture called Telegram TV,” Lambe said. “We’re committed to letting our viewers know what’s happening in our community. That’s why we exist. The combination of our Rogers TV production team and The Telegram’s award-winning journalists will only strengthen and enhance our local programming.”

Branching out to television sheds a new light on the many stories published in The Telegram, and on those in the newsroom who work hard each week to put it all together.

Telegram publisher and general manager Charles Stacey said the show will allow the audience to better get to know Telegram writers, editors and photographers, and bring a new perspective to the stories covered.

“We are quite excited about this venture into a new medium. Through television, we will now have the added ability to bring a more personal touch to the stories and information relevant to our audience,” Stacey said.

“Telegram TV will also give our readers and viewers a window into The Telegram — a chance to get to know our people a little better while also providing our talented staff a great opportunity to showcase their talents, skills and imagination.”

Ken Simmons, The Telegram’s new media editor, has been at the forefront of the project nurturing it from an idea into reality.

“It is a lot of work, but rewarding work,” Simmons said. “Adding a television segment to what The Telegram currently offers readers through print and online allows us to advance the stories further and give readers a behind the scenes perspective, as well.

“Moving into television is a natural progression for the paper. The days of the newspaper being something of today’s news being read tomorrow are long gone. We are current through our website and social media platforms, and now a new level is being added through television to give readers a more in depth understanding of the stories we cover.”

gwhiffen@thetelegram.com

Schedule

If you missed the original Telegram Tv show I't on again tonight at 10 p.m. And will repeat at different times over the next five days.

Here is a schedule of the broadcast days and times:

Friday 9:30 a.m and 10 p.m.

Saturday 12:00 p.m. (to air cross island)

Sunday 12:00 p.m. (to cross island)

Monday 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 6:30 p.m.

Organizations: The Telegram

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  • Tana Adams
    May 16, 2013 - 10:33

    As a former journalism student with 20+ years in the newspaper industry followed by updated media training, I think this is a great project of blending the two mediums, have dreamt of doing something similar here involving high school students to help get out the news that our local paper doesn't. Our evolving media, whether digitally uploaded or recorded for television, the traditional live factor, is all meshing and being part of the process must be exciting! Kudos.

  • Tana Adams
    May 16, 2013 - 10:31

    As a former journalism student with 20+ years in the newspaper industry followed by updated media training, I think this is a great project of blending the two mediums, have dreamt of doing something similar here involving high school students to help get out the news that our local paper doesn't. Our evolving media, whether digitally uploaded or recorded for television, the traditional live factor, is all meshing and being part of the process must be exciting! Kudos.

  • David Hebbard
    April 09, 2013 - 10:02

    This makes no sense at all. Newspapers all over the world are vamping up there video departments and skills to produce high end video stories for their readers and streaming them out to the mobile digital consumer (I pads I phones ect) I fail to see how a half hour program in a poorly let studio on a local community channel is moving the Telegram forward in a rapidly changing and demanding digital world. News means now. Not the same news once a week repeated over and over.

  • David Hebbard
    April 09, 2013 - 10:01

    This makes no sense at all. Newspapers all over the world are vamping up there video departments and skills to produce high end video stories for their readers and streaming them out to the mobile digital consumer (I pads I phones ect) I fail to see how a half hour program in a poorly let studio on a local community channel is moving the Telegram forward in a rapidly changing and demanding digital world. News means now. Not the same news once a week repeated over and over.

  • Fed Up with AD
    March 18, 2013 - 10:22

    Among all of you, can someone please try to get the advertisement for SULCA BRUSH.......REMOVED......from Chanel 8. That AD has been on for well over a year. If you look at the TV Listings, that sickening AD is thrown in your face at least a dozen times an hour. I cannot bear to look at the Listing any longer until that AD is taken off.....finally. I'm grasping at straws here to see if any one of you can do something. I've already tried, but got nowhere.

  • Haizenberg
    March 16, 2013 - 21:29

    And it's airing on Rogers. All 8 viewers will love it. Seriously, Rogers? Do they even have customers in Newfoundland anymore?

  • Chris
    March 16, 2013 - 14:23

    Tely on the Telly - great idea. It would be nice to put a face with a name....Maybe you could start a contest to name the show or segments within. Bowtie's Are Us. Greens Eggs and Pam. Gosse Who's On Next? Peter Jackson...More Than Just Smokes. Wailin' with Phelan. Steve's Peeves. "Not Fitz" with Ashley. Bob Wakeham's "CBC Flashback" (one minute tops). Joe's Photos. You Don't Hustle Russell. The Two Smiths. Keeing Up With The Jones..and of course, a segment for viewers to voice their opinions: Whirl Away.

  • david
    March 16, 2013 - 11:46

    Fonzie jumps the shark.

  • Geoff Chaulk
    March 16, 2013 - 09:38

    What a fab idea and partnership. This should bump up discussion of local and provincial issues very nicely. It also seems to be in very good hands re: hosts and producers. Best of luck! Geoff