FRONTLINE Expands Investigative Reporting Capacity with New Hires

December 10, 2014
by Patrice Taddonio Digital Writer & Audience Development Strategist

Photo (left to right): Sarah Childress, Anya Bourg, Shauna Stuart, James Jacoby and Raney Aronson-Rath

FRONTLINE today announced the first round of hiring for an ambitious cross-platform Enterprise Journalism Group that includes James Jacoby and Anya Bourg, two producers who previously worked at CBS’s 60 Minutes, as well as FRONTLINE’s senior digital reporter, Sarah Childress, a former Wall Street Journal correspondent.

As FRONTLINE deputy executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath told Current in a feature about the group’s launch, enterprise journalism “is one of the most important functions of FRONTLINE. This is the best way to approach it, to see just how ambitious and versatile we can be.”

The Enterprise Journalism Group is funded by the Ford Foundation, whose two-year, $800,000 grant to FRONTLINE was announced earlier this year.

The group will pursue and report major transmedia projects combining text, video, photography, audio and graphics on FRONTLINE’s platforms. This investigative work will also lead to major documentaries and magazine length stories for broadcast, and will be supported by social media outreach conducted by Shauna Stuart, FRONTLINE’s digital community specialist.

Click here to read FRONTLINE’s full Enterprise Journalism Group announcement.

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