PBS’ NewsHour Turns to GlobalPost

PBSNewsHourLogo.jpgGlobalPost will provide breaking news and international reporting to PBS’ The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer under terms of a news-gathering partnership announced Monday.

GlobalPost correspondents and videographers will produce weekly video segments to air on the broadcast and appear on the Website, and the two staffs will collaborate on story selection and production aspects.

The two parties also announced that GlobalPost executive editor Charles Sennott may occasionally appear on the show, which will be renamed PBS NewsHour Dec. 7.

The Web and television staffs for NewsHour had previously been housed in two separate buildings, but they were merged into a single 20-person bullpen in early November, The New York Times reported, adding that the Fort Hood shootings occurred four days after the move.

PBS NewsHour executive producer Linda Winslow said:

We are delighted with this new partnership with GlobalPost. 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.

GlobalPost president and CEO Philip Balboni added:

This is a wonderful opportunity for both GlobalPost and NewsHour. GlobalPost aims to redefine international reporting by creating a new model for the digital age that efficiently produces extensive global reporting. By partnering with NewsHour, we can bring to that coverage the editorial sensibility for which NewsHour is known and infuse it with the thoughtfulness, depth and balance NewsHour demands.