Jim Blue’s Blog
Returning to Toledo

Effective Monday, January 21, 2013, I will be returning to WNWO in Toledo as News Director/6PM Co-Anchor. I have been honored to serve as News Director/Anchor at WFFT for the past four years. My sincere thanks to the viewers in Fort Wayne. I’m looking forward to moving back to Toledo and spending a lot more [...]

More Awards for WFFT Local News

WFFT Local News First at 10 has been awarded a 1st Place in the category Best Newscast outside Indianapolis by the Society of Professional Journalists for the second year in a row. Here is a link to the list of awards. In addition, for the third year in a row, WFFT Local News First at [...]

A Good Article on WFFT’s Expansion

This article was published in Fort Wayne Business Weekly and Indiana Economic Digest.

WFFT LOCAL to Debut August 1
WFFT LOCAL to Debut August 1

For Immediate Release   - WFFT LOCAL Goes Live on August 1, 2011 with More News, Local Lifestyle and Community Programming for Indiana, Ohio and Michigan Viewers –   – Fort Wayne’s First Television Station to Broadcast in Full HD – Fort Wayne, Indiana (July 19, 2011) — WFFT-TV, owned and operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. [...]

FOX Fort Wayne News, First at 10 Recognized with Emmy Nomination

For the second year in a row, “FOX Fort Wayne News, First at Ten” has been nominated for an Emmy in the category “Evening Newscast, Markets 41+” by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Lower Great Lakes Chapter.  NATAS announced the nominations during a live Webcast Thursday night. The nominations represent work [...]

FOX Fort Wayne News, “Best of Best” in Indiana

FOX Fort Wayne News, First at 10, has been recognized with a First Place award in Newscast, outside Indianapolis, the “Best of the Best of Indiana” Contest of the Society of Professional Journalists.

“We have learned…” Part 3

WANE-TV leads its 11PM Newscast tonight (11/29/2010) with “Breaking News — Liz Brown will announce this week that she will run for mayor.” Here’s WANE’s story online But FOX Fort Wayne reported this last Tuesday (11/23/2010) — 6 days ago! Here’s the FOX Fort Wayne story online These guys at WANE have no shame.

“We have learned…” Part 2

WANE-TV reports on Nov. 15 that the S-Spa has closed. WANE’s 11/15/10 story FOX Fort Wayne reported on Oct. 19 that the S-Spa has closed. FOX Fort Wayne’s 10/19/10 story It makes you wonder who really has ”Coverage You Can Count On.”

“We Have Learned…”

I have provided links to two stories about the likelihood that the City of Fort Wayne will close the S-Spa, a massage parlor with a history of prostitution arrests. The first is the story reported by Daniel Woodruff that aired on FOX Fort Wayne News, First at 10 on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The second is the story [...]

Scientific Polls vs. On-Line Polls

FOX Fort Wayne News just broadcast the only scientific poll of the GOP Precinct Committe Members in advance of their caucus on Saturday to select the 3rd District Congressional Candidate. It was a major undertaking but well worth the effort. There’s a big difference between a scientific poll and the kind you see on most media outlets. [...]