PBS NewsHour is announcing today that will soon be hiring six new journalists in U.S. cities often given little attention in national news coverage. It’s doing this through the launch of The Communities Initiative, a project to expand the scope and reach of its journalism and news team.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields, a regular analyst on the PBS NewsHour for the past 33 years, is stepping down from his weekly television perch this Friday. His semi-retirement — he will still appear on the program occasionally — comes during a period of transition in Washington and on television.
For radio and TV stations, operating throughout the pandemic and bringing us news and entertainment day in and day out required so much more than a floor lamp, some well-curated books in the background and a working Zoom link. Let’s go behind the scenes of how several stations pulled it off.
PBS NewsHour has expanded CANVAS, its broadcast and digital arts reporting initiative, with $1.7 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The expansion aims to improve public access to and engagement with high-quality art and elevate the work of recognized and up-and-coming artists. “Art has the power to transform people and […]
Eighteen months after the death of PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill, today the show named Managing Editor Judy Woodruff sole anchor of the nightly broadcast.
Though still mourning her PBS NewsHour co-anchor, Gwen Ifill, Woodruff continues to be a pioneering role model in journalism.
While ratings for the evening newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC are down compared to February 2016, the venerable PBS NewsHour is growing.
PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff told public broadcasting executives Tuesday that at least one person in President Trump’s administration is “clearly aware of the many benefits” of public media. Woodruff said she “thought it was significant” that Vice President Mike Pence gave NewsHour his first interview after being nominated at the Republican National Convention, as well as his first interview after taking office.
A former reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post, Ifill switched to television in the 1990s and covered politics and Congress for NBC News. She moved to PBS in 1999 as host of Washington Week and also worked for the nightly PBS NewsHour. She and Judy Woodruff were named NewsHour co-anchors in 2013.
Public media producer WGBH Boston, the Library of Congress and WETA Washington will digitize, preserve and allow the public online access to PBS NewsHour’s predecessor programs from 1975 to 2007, made possible with funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The project will digitize nearly 10,000 programs comprising more than 8,000 recorded hours that chronicle American and foreign affairs, providing access to original source material.
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.
The PBS NewsHour relaunched its website in February 2014 and has since seen a significant jump in its traffic. January 2015 marked its highest monthly page views ever — 9.4 million over 4.1 million the same time last year. There’s now more of an effort to bridge online and on-air content and a much more mobile-friendly iteration, and it’s paying off.
The pages of The Atlantic are coming to television in a new partnership with PBS NewsHour that will produce and air the first regular broadcast adaptation of Atlantic reporting. For the series, which premieres tonight, NewsHour and The Atlantic are collaborating to produce TV segments based on the magazine’s cover and feature stories for air on the NewsHour and to run online at PBS.org/NewsHour and TheAtlantic.com.
The former Washington deputy bureau chief for ABC News, says she wants to modernize the venerable public broadcasting news program.
Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil say they are talking with the Washington public television station WETA, PBS NewsHour’s co-producer, about taking over ownership of the show.
To millions of viewers, Judy Woodruff is the unflappable co-anchor of PBS NewsHour, an award-winning journalist who has for decades covered the news reliably and with distinction. The Judy Woodruff that I have known for 35 years is also an extraordinary mother, wife, daughter, public citizen and friend.
In the first two weeks of broadcasts, segments covered recent discoveries of natural gas deposits in Israel, to efforts of harvesting tidal energy off Maine’s coast. It also features local arts coverage produced by PBS member stations, spearheaded by WNET New York.
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff start their stint as the regular co-hosts of PBS NewsHour on Monday — the first women to co-anchor a national daily TV news program. They will be the faces for a newscast known for many years as the home of founders Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil.