PBS and NPR will collaborate on coverage of the 2016 presidential election, the public media outlets said today. The two organizations will integrate each other’s content on their respective digital platforms, including a new election-focused platform that PBS will launch for the event.
Panelists all agreed that, as adjuncts to their broadcast coverage, digital platforms will be used next November in more strategic and more precise ways than ever before. They’re finding that their digital platforms are shaping up as media they can use to report on very local races, while their broadcast coverage deals with statewide and, of course, national results.
The Noticias Telemundo app offers news content customization and will provide real-time results on the night of the elections, due to the network’s exclusive partnership with their parent company’s NBC News division.
A new agreement covers exclusive rights to fact-checking resources for broadcast/digital coverage in Ohio, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.
NPR News and PBS NewsHour will cover the 2016 political conventions together: one team of journalists and one broadcast, designed to work for radio and television as well as digital audiences.