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Press Releases: 08/20/14

Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2014 by icn2

Al Jazeera America (1)

AL JAZEERA AMERICA ROADBLOCKS PRIMETIME WITH “FLASHPOINT: FERGUSON: THE WAY FORWARD” LIVE COVERAGE FROM FERGUSON, MISSOURI CO-ANCHORED BY TONY HARRIS AND JOIE CHEN TONIGHT, AUGUST 20TH FROM 6PM–12 MIDNIGHT ET

On the network’s first anniversary, Al Jazeera America will roadblock its primetime schedule from 6pm-midnight ET/3pm-9pm PT with six hours of continuous live coverage from Ferguson, Missouri, with breaking news and analysis on “Flashpoint Ferguson: The Way Forward.”
See the attached release for details.

Press Releases: 08/14/14

Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2014 by icn2

Al Jazeera America (1)

AL JAZEERA AMERICA PRESENTS “FLASHPOINT: FERGUSON”
LIVE COVERAGE FROM FERGUSON, MISSOURI TONIGHT, AUGUST 14TH BEGINNING AT 9PM ET/6PM PT

Find Al Jazeera America near you: http://america.aljazeera.com/tools/getajam.html

NEW YORK, August 14, 2014 – Tonight beginning at 9pm ET, Al Jazeera America will present comprehensive, live coverage from Ferguson, Missouri with breaking news and analysis about the unrest.

Al Jazeera America’s “America Tonight” with host Joie Chen will broadcast live at 9pm ET/6pm PT, providing up-to-the minute reports from correspondent Lori Jane Gliha, among others. Additional reporting from Ash-har Quraishi, chief correspondent for Al Jazeera America’s Chicago bureau and “Fault Lines” correspondent Sebastian Walker who will be on the ground with the Ferguson community and its leaders, and will discuss the militarization of US police forces. “Consider This” will also air live at 10pm ET/7pm PT with additional coverage of the unrest.
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Press Releases: 07/16/14

Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2014 by icn2

CNN (1)

THE WAR COMES HOME – A Soledad O’Brien Report

Explores Hope for Vets Struggling with Post Traumatic Stress

Moving new CNN Special Presentation premieres Aug. 12 at 9:00pmET & PT

Delon Beckett and Garrett Combs came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ready to resume the lives of promise they had left behind. For both veterans, within months of coming home, their relationships were crumbling, their children were frightened of their rages, and suicide became a choice they both thought could be a solution for their anguish. Then, a new program that treats post traumatic stress gave them hope. Produced by Soledad O’Brien’s Starfish Media Group in association with MediaStorm, THE WAR COMES HOME, follows the journeys of these two young men who came home from war, and their personal battles to recover from the effects of the wars that came home with them.

The one hour special, THE WAR COMES HOME, debuts Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 9:00pm and will encore at 12:00am, and on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 7:00pm. All times Eastern on CNN/U.S.

“These two strong young men went to war to serve their country, but were overcome by the ravages of war. They have young families that count on them, yet openly told us they wanted to harm themselves. Through the riveting stories of these men – and their families – our hope is that people will understand how truly awful post traumatic stress is, how destructive it is for families, how it robs potential from lives, and how we have it within our power as a society to help these veterans,” O’Brien said.
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Press Releases: 07/08/14

Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2014 by icn2

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“JOSÉ DÍAZ-BALART” DEBUTS MONDAY, JULY 14 AT 10 A.M. ET ON MSNBC

NEW YORK – July 8, 2014 – “José Díaz-Balart” will debut Monday, July 14 at 10 a.m. ET on MSNBC. Hosted by the Emmy Award-winning veteran journalist and Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart, the program will be live weekdays from Miami, Florida.

With 30 years of experience covering the world’s biggest stories in both English and Spanish, Díaz-Balart brings his passion and perspective to “José Díaz-Balart.” The program will feature in-depth interviews with world newsmakers, political commentators and daily coverage on an array of U.S. and international news. Each morning, he will tackle the day’s events with a focus on issues that impact all Americans.

Connect with José on Facebook at Facebook.com/JDBmsnbc and follow @JDBmsnbc to participate in the conversation on Twitter.

Press Releases: 06/23/14

Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2014 by icn2

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CNN

CNN, GEORGIA TECH TO LAUNCH FIRST EVER INITIATIVE TO EXPLORE MEDIA’S UAV USE IN U.S. AIRSPACE

Beginning this summer, CNN and Georgia Institute of Technology will embark on a joint research initiative to better understand the opportunities unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) present for media organizations, and to explore the access and safety issues that need to be addressed as part of any new regulatory framework. The project team will be staffed by senior members of CNN’s newsgathering team and researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

The effort will evaluate the technology, personnel and safety needs to operate effectively in the national air space. CNN and Georgia Tech Research Institute plan to share their research data with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) as it considers regulations that will allow for the safe and effective operation of UAVs by media outlets.

“Our hope is that by working cooperatively to share knowledge, we can accelerate the process for CNN and other media organizations to safely integrate this new technology into their coverage plans,” said David Vigilante, CNN’s Senior Vice President, Legal. “It’s a natural opportunity to work with our neighbors at Georgia Tech, who have experience, expertise and insights into this area.”

“UAVs have a number of applications that benefit society, such as search and rescue, disaster response and agricultural mapping and crop assessment,” said Mike Heiges, Principal Research Engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. “We’re excited to be engaging with CNN to study the newsgathering applications for UAVs and look forward to working with one of the most respected news operations in the world.”

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MSNBC

PROGRAM NOTE: MSNBC’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” Presents Week-Long Series ‘The Invisible Us’
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Press Releases: 06/11/14

Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2014 by icn2

Bloomberg (1)

BLOOMBERG APPOINTS JACKI KELLEY AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR MEDIA

New York–Bloomberg Media CEO Justin B. Smith today announced Jacki Kelley has been named Chief Operating Officer for Media, responsible for leading the business operations of Bloomberg’s worldwide multi-platform media operation, which includes web, mobile, television, digital video, radio, print magazines and live events. Kelley will serve as Smith’s deputy across the Media Group and focus on driving global revenue growth, brand strength, and developing the company’s multi-platform media offerings. She will start on September 1, 2014 and will be based out of Bloomberg LP’s global headquarters in New York City.

A dynamic leader with more than 20 years of experience, Kelley is widely credited with disrupting traditional business models to successfully meet client objectives across the publishing and advertising industries. She served as CEO for IPG Mediabrands North America and President of Global Clients, most recently dedicating all of her time to leading IPG’s successful bid for all of Microsoft’s creative and deployment work globally. Kelley has helped lead a massive expansion of IPG’s global advertising network, which now buys $36 billion in media for clients, including ExxonMobil, Sony and BMW.
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Press Releases: 06/09/14

Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2014 by icn2

CNN (1)

O.J.’s Wild Ride: 20 Years After the Chase airs Tuesday, June 10th at 9pmET on CNN

The CNN hour looks back at the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, and the chase in which Al Cowlings drove the white Ford Bronco with O.J. Simpson in the backseat. Lead detective Tom Lange, Nicole’s sister Denise, and Ron Goldman’s sister and father share their thoughts and reflections with CNN Anchor and Correspondent Kyra Phillips on the 20th anniversary of these tragic events.

O.J.’s Wild Ride: 20 Years After the Chase airs tomorrow night at 9pm ET on CNN.

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