Grosse Pointe art teacher inspired by Paula Tutman’s ceramics series shows students how to make tiles
The COVID pandemic has pushed many of us to find new ways to relieve stress. Local 4′s Paula Tutman shared her journey with art and how that helped her stay mentally fit and emotionally healthy. She used clay.
How Paula Tutman used art to stay mentally fit, emotionally healthy
Are you stressed? Get clayed. That’s how I chose to deal with the isolation and strain of covering a pandemic for TV news. I call it my COVID Clay-cation stress management program. What I discovered as a whim was a sense of deep peace and even joy every time I touched clay.
WDIV-Local 4’s Vice President and General Marla Drutz announces her retirement
WDIV-Local 4 and Graham Media Group announced the retirement of Marla Drutz, Vice President and General Manager of WDIV-Local 4, after more than 13 years of distinguished service, effective in the upcoming months once a replacement is hired and transitioned into the job.
Screwed up at work? Just own it, this CEO says -- here’s why
Your boss will likely ask for more details about your flub, you’ll provide those, and then your boss might surprise you -- telling you about a time he or she screwed up. I feel horrible’ -- and especially if you can go to them before they come to you -- you know ... you kind of circumvent the problem that way,” Barr said. “Usually, they have a lot more faith in you after that.”Host Zak Rosen, by the way, wants to hear from you next. “The Best Advice Show,” released in April, offers tips on a range of topics, from cooking and food, to career goals, relationship advice and simple life hacks. “The Best Advice Show” is a product of Graham Media Group.
Graham Media Groups President and CEO Emily Barr named B+C Broadcaster of the Year
DETROIT Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Media Group, has been named B+C Broadcaster of the Year. Barr oversees seven local media hubs -- each in a top-70 market, representing just over 7% coverage in the U.S. READ: GMG president, CEO Emily Barr receives 2018 Golden Mike AwardBarr serves on the boards of the Associated Press and the Television Bureau of Advertising. Barr is currently the Vice Chair of the NBC Affiliate Board and is a past Chair of the ABC Board of Governors. She has served twice as Chairman of the Board for the Illinois Broadcasters Association.
Graham Media Group strengthens newsrooms in fight against misinformation
Graham Media Group has announced the launch of Trust Index, a new initiative to combat misinformation campaigns targeting local media. Trust Index (WDIV)“Nothing is more important than getting the story right,” said Emily Barr, president and CEO of GMG. “We are providing timely training and processes to our six newsrooms to help in the fight against misinformation campaigns attacking local news.”Graham Media Group is partnering with Fathm, a global leader in the fight against misinformation, in the effort. “It is fantastic to be working with an organization like Graham Media Group, which is putting a high-priority focus on such an important initiative,” Bell said. Later this year, Bell will complete newsroom training sessions for all Graham Media Group stations.