“PBS NewsHour,” GlobalPost announce newsgathering partnership

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PBS NEWSHOUR AND GLOBALPOST ANNOUNCE NEWS GATHERING PARTNERSHIP

GLOBALPOST TO PROVIDE REGULAR INTERNATIONAL REPORTING TO THE PBS NEWSHOUR AS PART OF INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION

ARLINGTON, VA – November 30, 2009 — As part of its efforts to lead the way in the presentation of thoughtful and in-depth international journalism, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (to become the PBS NewsHour on December 7) announced a news gathering partnership with Boston-based GlobalPost that will begin immediately.

The PBS NewsHour will collaborate with GlobalPost’s network of approximately seventy country-based correspondents around the world to provide the NewsHour’s broadcast and digital audiences with timely on-the-ground information about breaking news developments around the world. This network will augment the NewsHour’s current international reporting capabilities.

As part of the partnership, GlobalPost correspondents and videographers will jointly produce weekly video segments that will air on The PBS NewsHour broadcast and will also appear on the Online PBS NewsHour web site. GlobalPost and the PBS NewsHour staffs will work closely on story selection and on the various production aspects of each report. GlobalPost correspondents and Global Post Executive Editor Charles Sennott may also occasionally appear on the PBS NewsHour broadcast and digital platforms to provide reports and updates on developing news events.

Further, the PBS NewsHour and GlobalPost may undertake occasional special larger reporting projects or series throughout the year, to deeply examine specific topics. None are planned at this time.

“We are delighted with this new partnership with GlobalPost,” said Linda Winslow, Executive Producer of the PBS NewsHour. “The NewsHour is committed to in-depth coverage of international news, yet we cannot to do it all ourselves. By tapping into GlobalPost’s innovative reporting network, we can serve our audience well and extend our limited resources.”

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