Newspaper classified departments on TV? Get real! by Jim Townsend in Uncategorized 28 Jan 2013 While we don’t know yet which departments will be the focus of NBC’s new reality show, the as-yet-unnamed program is going to offer a behind-the-scenes look at a community newspaper. Perhaps we’ll get to watch an inside recruitment advertising representative sell display advertising by phone, an outside rep sit down with an auto dealer, or a reporter scurry around town, using her or his digital ca This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Building Audiencehungry horse newskodiak daily mirrorncb reality shownewspaper reality showStrategythe pilot Jim Townsend Jim Townsend, editorial director and a principal of the AIM Group, is a career journalist, consultant and interactive media pioneer with more than 35 years of experience in news management. Townsend joined the AIM Group in 2001 as an analyst and consultant and became a part-owner in 2003. He is based in Houston. He leads a global team of analysts who report media industry trends in North and South America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and other countries in the Pacific Rim.