What does Market 8 represent- a region, a number of viewers?
November 15, 2011 7:09 PM Subscribe
Please explain to me the hierarchy of News Markets?
posted by MansRiot to media & arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I work for the local news in Northern Arizona and my assignment today was big enough that my footage was picked up and used by the big boys (multiple stations I'm told) in Phx for their 10 O'clock news broadcasts. It isn't unusual for them to use our work (instead of sending their own crew out into the wild) but it happens to be my first. So my boss congratulated me on it and said "Your footage is great and I've uploaded it to all of them in Phx, I think that's Market 11.. no, I think it's larger than that, It's Market 8."
So neat, makes the resume portfolio that much broader and justifies the hard work I put in today, considering the shady shit being pulled to keep the press out. Buuut what does it really mean in technical terms? Is market 8 a regional term or does it indicate a level of viewership instead?
Thanks : )