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  1. Before coming up with a show name, deciding format or solidifying story ideas, it was important that we first take a look at what’s already out there. We called this our “competitive analysis.” We wanted to find out what currently exists in terms of magazine shows—both specific and not-specific to […]

  2. What’s in a name? Well… a lot, apparently. People need to know what to call you. You need to know what to call yourself. Otherwise things get confusing. You can’t assume anyone will find your content on TV. A show needs a title to draw viewers in when they see […]

  3. Where We Went: The six of us hit the streets of Chicago and few neighboring states to find out what people REALLY want in a sports magazine show.  Patrick “Mr. Roth” Roth logged interviews in Cincinnati and outside of U.S. Cellular Field.  Mitch Goldich hit his stride with fans outside […]

  4. The team took a tour of ABC7 Chicago this weekend to get a behind the scenes look at how a sports segment is produced for a Saturday evening newscast. Sports anchor Rafer Weigel guided us through the process of putting together the roughly three minute segment two hours before airtime. […]

  5. There are no bad ideas, Lemon. Only great ideas that go horribly wrong.-Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock That philosophy is one of the guiding principles for us when it comes to pitching story ideas. Oh sure, there are some ideas that are perhaps more practical than others. As much as we’d […]

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