The New York Times And PBS NewsHour Share Video Content
Washington, DC (March 26, 2015) — The PBS NewsHour, co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, and The New York Times have begun sharing video journalism including news reports and longer form documentaries. The news outlets will regularly offer each other access to rich video content for publishing across websites and social channels.
In recent weeks, the PBS NewsHour has broadcast a New York Times video about Kodak trying to reinvent itself and a NYTimes documentary about the radicalization of one young Egyptian who joined ISIS. The NewsHour also aired part one in a seven-part series on life in Iran, featuring Thomas Erdbrink, Tehran bureau chief for The New York Times.
“Our goal on the NewsHour is to present great reporting that illuminates the world we live in now. Much of that is produced by our own staff but we are also proud to showcase great work being done by others,” said NewsHour Executive Producer Sara Just. “We are big fans of the video work being done at The New York Times and eager to share it with our audience, and present our work to The New York Times audience as well.”
“The New York Times has led the way in the creation and presentation of video journalism on the web. Working with The NewsHour, long known for its high-quality broadcast journalism, is a natural fit for us. We are excited about the benefit these expanded offerings bring to both our audiences,” said Ann Derry, The New York Times’ editorial director for video and television partnerships.
About PBS NewsHour
PBS NewsHour is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Major corporate funding is provided by BAE Systems, BNSF and Lincoln Financial Group with additional support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit NewsHour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.