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More and more “reporters” for less and less audience.

September 10, 2015
More and more “reporters” for less and less audience.

From Jim Metrock: It is getting very hard to find a school district that is showing Channel One News.  Without the fear of Channel One taking away their TV network, schools no longer have a need to honor the terms of the old Channel One contract.  [Show our daily, 12-minute TV show to student...
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The letter that ended Chris Whittle’s Channel One News

September 3, 2015
The letter that ended Chris Whittle’s Channel One News

  From Jim Metrock:  Three years ago, Channel One News was forced to send this letter to the relatively few schools that still had their TV equipment. It marked the end of the original Channel One News – the one that was extremely profitable back in the 90’s. In 2012 the few remaining executives at Channel One...
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No one cares to watch Channel One News at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

August 15, 2015
No one cares to watch Channel One News at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

From Jim Metrock:  The Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart knows its students don’t want to watch Channel One News.  That’s why the school shows the controversial TV show before school starts.         This school like many others that still have Channel One have been breaching Channel One’s contract for years.  http://www.obligation.org/2012-10-10-catholic-hs-refuses-to-honor-channel-one-news-contract
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Channel One News quietly begins season. Student audience kaput.

August 11, 2015
Channel One News quietly begins season.  Student audience kaput.

  Poor Channel One Once this controversial, kiddie marketing company had 8 million students forced to watch their program.  Although Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Channel One’s owner, continues to state Channel One’s audience is “nearly 5 million,” the true number is probably closer to  2 – 3 million.  Channel One used to update their ever-decreasing estimated...
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The embarrassing reality of “Ask An Anchor”

July 13, 2015
The embarrassing reality of “Ask An Anchor”

  From Jim Metrock:   Keith Kocinski knows that show biz requires you to keep on smiling no matter what. Mr. Kocinski is one of the remaining “reporters” at the struggling Channel One News youth marketing firm owned currently by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Mr. Kosinski recently filmed an  “Ask an Anchor” video which showed him answering questions from...
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Scott Evans leaves Channel One News.

June 1, 2015
Scott Evans leaves Channel One News.

  From Jim Metrock: I am happy for Scott Evans.  After four years of being an on-air personality for Houghton Mifflin’s controversial Channel One show, he announced his departure on May 29.   He has been one of the more likable people on Channel One.  He’s even more likable now, now that he has...
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“11 people like this”

May 22, 2015
“11 people like this”

 
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Arielle Hixson joins sinking ship Channel One News

April 2, 2015
Arielle Hixson joins sinking ship Channel One News

From Jim Metrock:  It’s sad to see young people with a real chance to be legitimate journalists sign on with the kiddie marketing firm Channel One.   Check out the background for this dynamic young woman and then try to understand her decision to join Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One News.   http://www.channelone.com/reporter/arielle-hixson/ Note to Ms. Hixson:...
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Channel One News needs students to help fill up air time.

March 16, 2015
Channel One News needs students to help fill up air time.

      When Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One News plays videos from students, there is a tremendous savings for the in-classroom TV show.  Every minute of student-produced content is one minute less Channel One has to create.   Do other schools want to see student-made videos about their upcoming prom?  Absolutely not, but Channel...
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt reports 4th quarter loss. Channel One not helping.

February 27, 2015
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt reports 4th quarter loss.  Channel One not helping.

  From Jim Metrock:  (February 26, 2015) This week Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC) announced they lost $83.7 million in their fourth quarter.  For the year they lost $111.5 million. Wall Street analysts predicted HMHC to post a quarterly loss of 28 cents per share, but the loss was 59 cents. Houghton Mifflin’s purchase of Channel One...
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