Author: Tripp Frohlichstein

Channel 4 wins this round

The lead story on the noon news in St. Louis on May 31 on both Channels 4 and 5 was the same…but the details were very different. It was the latest carjacking downtown to get a lot of attention, including the killing at 11th and Washington. This one was close to Busch Stadium. Channel 5’s Jason Aubrey

The (in)exact science of weather forecasting

Meteorologists tell us they are getting better and better at forecasts, especially in the near term. Well, not always. On November 2 at noon in St. Louis, there was a tale of two forecasts. At KSDK’s Channel 5 Mike Roberts predicted a high of 75 after a foggy morning. But at Channel 4, KMOV, Meghan

Charter must do better with its Spectrum app and support

Charter Communications, which is now using the marketing term “Spectrum” for its TV, Internet and phone offerings, is supposed to be a high tech company. But when it comes to its app for iPhones and iPads, it has a ways to go. In this age of mobile apps, high-tech companies have to perform well in

The ‘best’ and ‘worst’ of KTVI Tim Horton’s coverage

TRIPP FROHLICHSTEIN / St. Louis television viewers watching KTVI Channel 2 were recently given two sharply different versions of the opening of the area's first full-sized Tim Horton's in the St. Louis suburb of Maplewood. Covering the opening of the first location of the chain is appropriate, but in terms of good journalism,

St. Louis media notes

TRIPP FROHLICHSTEIN / St. Louis TV stations need to be more honest with their viewers. Frequently, they present stories as new that are actually a day or more old. The latest example occurred on KSDK (Channel 5) at noon on June 18. The story was about an incident the day before when two