PBS NewsHour Partners with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
The PBS NewsHour, co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting will collaborate in 2015 to bring investigative stories to the NewsHour, on air and online. For several years, NewsHour and CIR have worked together on individual stories. This partnership will further expand NewsHour’s commitment to bringing CIR’s original investigative productions to its audience, and will extend the reach of Reveal, CIR’s new website and one-hour investigative show, airing on public radio stations nationwide.
“The work of Reveal closely aligns with the NewsHour’s objective to bring in-depth and original reporting to our audience, both on air and online,” said executive producer Sara Just, who joined PBS NewsHour in September 2014. “This partnership enables us to cover more ground with the excellent reporters and producers at Reveal, and we believe our audience will appreciate these insightful stories in the months to come.”
“As one of the premier broadcast news outlets, NewsHour has always been an engaged and enthusiastic partner of CIR, willing to cover a broad range of investigations,” said Amanda Pike, CIR’s director of video. “We’re thrilled to be able to solidify our relationship with them to produce impactful investigative reporting both on broadcast and online.”
One of CIR and NewsHour’s first collaborations took place in 2011 with a story about the abuse of female inmates in Iran during the Green Revolution. Since then, CIR and NewsHour have co-produced numerous investigations including those on food for the world’s growing population and police surveillance techniques.
Reveal and NewsHour also will collaborate with NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs, to engage youth across the U.S. with information and news that impacts their lives.
About PBS NewsHour
PBS NewsHour, co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, is seen by over 4 million weekly viewers and also is available online, via public radio in select markets and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit 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 Corp. 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 Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.
About Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
The Center for Investigative Reporting empowers the public through groundbreaking storytelling that sparks action, improves lives and protects our democracy. Reveal – the website, public radio program, podcast and social media platform – is where CIR publishes its multiplatform reporting. Devoted to holding powerful interests accountable to the public trust, Reveal creatively employs cutting-edge technology and innovative storytelling to reveal injustice, spark change at all levels of society and influence public dialogue on critical issues. It is the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, winner of a 2013 Emmy Award and a 2013 George Foster Peabody Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 (for local reporting) and 2013 (for public service). For more, visit revealnews.org. Find and follow Reveal on Twitter and Facebook.
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