KTVK parent Belo partners with SpotCrime for metro Phoenix coverage
[Source: Chris Casacchia, Phoenix Business Journal] — KTVK-TV Channel 3 is devoting much more coverage to local crimes on the air and on its Web site as it tries to strengthen market share and move toward harder news angles. That strategy comes on the heels of a partneship extended by its parent, Belo Corp., and Baltimore-based SpotCrime, a data and news gatherer that maps crime around the world. “With our information, citizens’ awareness of their surroundings will increase, and subsequently they will be able to make safer decisions,” said SpotCrime founder and President Colin Drane.
Belo stations in Charlotte, N.C., and Dallas-Fort Worth already use the company’s crime data. SpotCrime works with more than 50 media companies across the country to make such information more readily available. [Note: Read the full article at KTVK parent Belo partners with SpotCrime for metro Phoenix coverage.]