Newsmakers and links: Nov. 28, 2012




Detroit Free Press:

After 15 straight hours on the air, Free Press columnist Mitch Albom, his voice still strong but physically spent, ended his first S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon with a big number: $401,321.34! That's how much listeners contributed to the S.A.Y. (Super All Year) Detroit charities, founded by Albom, and their partner programs, such as Working Homes/Working Families, 100 Houses, A Time To Help, S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic and Detroit Dream Scholars.

Full story: Mitch Albom, radiothon help raise more than $401,000 for needy (Wed, 11/28)


After prominent on-air roles on SportsCenter and First Take over a decade at ESPN, Dana Jacobson last spring did something you pretty much never see in TV sports -- she took herself off the air.

Full story: Michigan native Dana Jacobson headed to CBS Sports Radio (Wed, 11/28)

While many TV stations use social media like facebook or twitter to connect with their viewers, Detroit anchor Stephen Clark may have found a way to translate those clicks and tweets into viewership. In the video above, the anchor for the Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ tells the story of his ongoing twitter conversation called #backchannel.

Full story: 'Silver Fish Handcatch!': Detroit Anchor Uses Twitter To Engage TV Audience (Wed, 11/28)







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