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KTVB HistoryThe KTVB News Group is Idaho’s largest media organization, reaching more Idahoans each day with news, entertainment and local content. Founded as a single television station in 1953, the group has expanded over the ensuing years. It now features three distinct television stations, the state’s most-visited website, a top-ranked mobile app and expanding social media network.
The people behind the KTVB News Group are dedicated to providing top-quality news, dynamic solutions to help grow businesses, and to building a stronger community.
KTVB is part of TEGNA, a publicly traded local media company dedicated to serving the greater good of our communities.
KTVB is owned and operated by TEGNA Inc., an innovative media company that serves the greater good of its communities. Across platforms, TEGNA delivers relevant and trusted content by telling empowering stories, conducting impactful investigations and providing innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
Mission and Coverage Priorities
TEGNA’s purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities.
We will provide the news and information that people need to function as effective citizens.
We will seek solutions as well as expose problems and wrongdoing.
We will provide editorial and community leadership.
We will seek to promote understanding of complex issues.
We will be advocates for our communities.
At TEGNA, you will find people from all backgrounds, interests and abilities, united by a common purpose to make a difference in our work, our company and our community.
We are committed to making editorial decisions with input from a variety of voices that reflect our community. We seek sufficient understanding of the communities, individuals and stories we cover to inform the public. We are persistent in pursuit of the whole story.
DIVERSITY STAFFING REPORT
At TEGNA, we believe that attracting a talented and diverse workforce is one of the keys to our success. We strive to create for our employees an environment which offers professional and intellectual challenges, which encourages innovation and creativity, and which rewards success and effective teamwork. Read our latest EEO Diversity Report.
Ethics, Standards and Practices
TEGNA is committed to the highest ethical standards and dedicated to the principles of truth, independence, fair play and integrity. These principles apply to everything we do, from gathering content to reporting and producing content. Read TEGNA’s Principles of Ethical Journalism.
TEGNA journalists observe the following principles:
We will remain free of outside interests, investments, business relationships or personal relationships that may compromise the credibility of our news reports.
We will seek to avoid potential conflicts of interest and promptly disclose any that arise.
We do not accept gifts, meals or entertainment from any individuals or organizations that may be covered by our stations.
We do not allow sponsors of news to determine, change or restrict content.
We do not make political contributions, participate in political advocacy or publicly share political views.
We are transparent about paid or sponsored content.
We clearly identify and differentiate commentary from news.
We will explain our journalistic processes to our audience.
We will uphold and defend the First Amendment.
We will be vigilant watchdogs of government and institutions that affect the public.
We will fight to insure the public’s business is conducted in public.
We will treat people with dignity, respect and compassion.
We will be fair with people unaccustomed to dealing with the media. (*)
We will seek all sides relevant to a story.
(Also diverse voices)
We will act honorably, transparently and ethically in dealing with news sources, the public and our colleagues.
We will obey the law.
We will not skew facts, distort reality or sensationalize events (ETHICS).
We will not manipulate images or sound in misleading ways.
We will not present images that are reenacted without informing the audience.
We will use hidden cameras or similar techniques only if there is no other way to tell a significant story effectively, and only with news management approval.
We will respect the copyrights of others.
VERIFICATION & FACT-CHECKING
We report the news accurately, thoroughly and in context on all platforms. We vet sources, verify facts and challenge assumptions before reporting news. We hold factual information on all platforms to the same standards of accuracy.
We are honest. We do not mislead sources, story subjects or the public.
We attribute information received from others, and we are transparent with sourcing. We do not plagiarize.
We do not misstate our identity or intentions. We keep our word.
We do not intentionally slant the news.
We value being right over being fast.
We will use unnamed sources as the sole basis for reporting only as a last resort when it best serves the public’s right to know, and only with prior news management approval.
We will make corrections promptly and proportionate to the original reporting.
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We value feedback from our community, including story ideas as well as comments and corrections on our coverage. Click on the appropriate link below to route your feedback to the correct team in our newsroom.
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Trust Project Participation
TEGNA is proud to be a participant in the Trust Project. The Trust Project is an international consortium of news organizations collaborating to use transparency to build a more trustworthy and trusted press. For more information visit https://thetrustproject.org/.
KTVB - Idaho's NewsChannel 7The state’s first television station was founded in 1953 by Georgia Davidson – just one of a handful of female station owners in the country. As an off-shoot of KIDO radio, the station quickly became a vital part of the community, and changed its call letters to KTVB before that first decade was over, and split from the radio station. Over the years, the station has led the way with a long history of firsts – and has been the top-rated station for news for more than 30 years – a feat nearly unmatched in the broadcast industry.
KTVB.comKTVB.COM is a 24-hour online service dedicated to bringing news and weather content to consumers whenever they need it. With a dedicated staff of online professionals, KTVB.COM has been twice recognized by the Radio-Television Digital News Association with the national Edward R. Murrow Award for best website. The site reaches more Idahoans than any other news site and generates more page views than all other Boise market news sites combined.
KTFTKTFT is the home to NBC programming and news for the Magic Valley. Founded in 1989, KTFT (Twin Falls Television) is an off-shoot of KTVB with a distinct set of advertising for Twin Falls viewers.
Idaho's Very Own 24/7Idaho’s fastest-growing local channel features a live local KTVB morning newscast weekdays from 7:00 am to 8:00 am, plus exclusive nationally-syndicated programming, ACC football and basketball and live local events. Idaho’s Very Own 24/7 can be found on Cable One channel 13 or over-the-air with an antenna on digital channel 7.2
KTVB.COM Mobile is the most-downloaded network of apps in the state – bringing news, weather, traffic and sports content to consumers on the go, with apps for phones and tablets.
KTVB SocialWith a steady stream of content updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – the KTVB News Group extends its commitment to consumers with important news content wherever they are
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