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Press Releases: 09/03/15

Posted in Press Releases on September 3, 2015 by icn2

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MSNBC PRESENTS “GROWING HOPE LIVE FROM THE BRONX” ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Thomas Roberts and Frances Rivera Will Host the One-Hour Special

NEW YORK – September 3, 2015 – MSNBC will present “Growing Hope Live from the Bronx” on Thursday, September 10 at 2 p.m. ET. Thomas Roberts, host of “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts,” will host the one-hour special with MSNBC’s Frances Rivera reporting live from the historic Old Bronx County Courthouse.
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Press Releases: 08/27/15

Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2015 by icn2

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AL JAZEERA AMERICA PRESENTS ORIGINAL NEW DOCUMENTARY “ONLY NEW ORLEANS”
10 YEARS AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA, DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES HOW THE BIG EASY HAS CHANGED THROUGH THE INFLUENCE OF MUSIC

NEW YORK, August 18, 2015– This Saturday, August 29th at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT, Al Jazeera America will air Only New Orleans, an original documentary from Kick Film and filmmaker Vassili Silovic. The documentary originally aired last Sunday, August 23rd.
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, Only New Orleans recounts the tragic events that occurred during the worst natural disaster in recent American history. The film looks back at how the Big Easy has changed over the last decade, buoyed by the uplifting and connective power of music. It is a powerful story of the unbreakable spirit of the people of New Orleans and how this extraordinary city found the strength to push on following the storm. Including interviews with legendary New Orleans’ musicians Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, and James Andrews among others, Only New Orleans reveals how music has been at the heart of the city’s reinvention following Katrina. Many of the musicians featured perform at the Ooh Poo Pah Doo bar, including beloved jazz talent Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill. We also meet survivors, city officials and experts who recall what occurred during and after the deadly storm.
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana, specifically New Orleans, where the levee system failed. The slow response by the Bush administration, FEMA and local authorities drew heavy criticism. With over 1,800 casualties and one million people displaced in the region, the Big Easy was left in a state of chaos. Ethnologist Nick Spitzer recalls “I was in tears when I got here, the place smelled of death.”
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Press Releases: 08/10/15

Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2015 by icn2

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MSNBC HONORED BY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS WITH THREE SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Cable News Network Dominates the Digital Media Categories, Winning Three of the Seven Awards

NEW YORK – August 10, 2015 – MSNBC was honored by the National Association of Black Journalists with three 2015 Salute to Excellence Awards for the network’s original reporting from the protests in Ferguson, MO. The cable news network dominated the Digital Media categories, picking up three of the seven awards.

The winning Salute to Excellence segments are listed below:

Digital Media – Single Story: News
“Ferguson Protester Collects Signatures to Keep Police Chief”
Trymaine Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and MSNBC National Reporter
Stefanie Cargill, MSNBC Senior Producer
Bradley J. Rayford, Freelance Photographer, St. Louis Community College
Click here to watch the winning report.

Digital Media – Online Project: News
“Broken City: The Fallout in Ferguson”

Digital Media – Online Project: Feature
“Ferguson, MO: A Resident’s Perspective”
Bradley J. Rayford, Freelance Photographer, St. Louis Community College
Click here to watch the winning report.

MSNBC has significantly increased its original and in-depth reporting through its various digital platforms, including msnbc.com, MSNBC’s digital video experience Shift and online only series such as Geography of Poverty.

Press Releases: 08/04/15

Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2015 by icn2

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MSNBC ANNOUNCES LIVE COVERAGE FROM CLEVELAND FOR THE FIRST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Newsmaker Reactions and Expert Analysis on Special Editions of “Andrea Mitchell Reports”, “Hardball” and “Morning Joe”

NEW YORK, NY- August 4, 2015- MSNBC announced today coverage plans for the first Republican Presidential Debate live from Cleveland on Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7. On Thursday, MSNBC will be live from East Fourth Street in downtown Cleveland. Andrea Mitchell will host “Andrea Mitchell Reports” (12-1 p.m. ET) and Steve Kornacki will host “MSNBC Live” (4-5 p.m. ET). Then, Chris Matthews will preview the night’s debate with a special two-hour edition of “Hardball” (7-9 p.m. ET) and host a live post-debate “Hardball” (11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET). On Friday morning, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist will be live from Flannery’s Pub to break down the key debate moments for a special broadcast of “Morning Joe” (6-9 a.m. ET). MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt, Jane Timm and Beth Fouhy will also contribute live reports from Cleveland on Thursday and Friday.

Guests will include Chuck Todd, host of “Meet the Press”; Michael Steele, Former RNC Chairman and MSNBC Political Analyst; Steve Schmidt, MSNBC Political Contributor and Republican Strategist; Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post and MSNBC Political Analyst; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post; Robert Costa, The Washington Post; Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post; Jeremy Peters, The New York Times; columnist Connie Schultz and more.

From New York, MSNBC contributor Dorian Warren will host a show live on MSNBC.com’s Shift during the debate at 10 p.m. ET and MSNBC political reporter Benjy Sarlin will be live in Atlanta for an official RedState Watch Party.

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OREN LIEBERMANN AND MATT RIVERS JOIN CNN INTERNATIONAL

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Press Releases: 07/23/15

Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2015 by icn2

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AL JAZEERA AMERICA’S “THIRD RAIL” ASKS: DID FIDEL CASTRO WIN?

SUNDAY, JULY 26th at 6PM ET/3PM ET

NEW YORK, July 23, 2015 – This Sunday, July 26th at 6pm ET/3pm PT, Al Jazeera America’s debate program “Third Rail” with host Imran Garda will explore the Obama Administration’s controversial decision to reestablish diplomatic ties with Cuba.

“Did Fidel Castro Win?” is the question that will be debated in the first half of the hour-long show. Guests include former United States Chief of Mission in Havana Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, Cuban exile and co-founder of Cuban Democratic Directorate Orlando Gutierrez and Omar Lopez Montenegro, a Miami-based human rights activist who was detained and imprisoned numerous times by the Cuban government before moving to the U.S in 1992.
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Press Releases: 06/30/15

Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2015 by icn2

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Bloomberg Media Becomes the Leader in Global Business Video;
Reports Record Month of Unique Viewers in May

Bloomberg Media recorded its best video month ever in May, jumping two spots ahead of Yahoo! Finance and IBT Media in comScore’s Business and Finance category to become the global leader in digital video for the first time in the company’s history. With 16.9 million unique viewers worldwide, Bloomberg’s video audiences grew 337 percent year-over-year and 20 percent month-over-month. Video streams increased 177 percent year-over-year and 40 percent month-over-month, growing to 120 million. Viewers averaged 6.5 minutes per video, the highest among the top 10 publishers in the category.[1]

“As we execute our consumer media strategy and launch new products to build the leading media company for global business, we’re continuing to hit traffic milestones across our platforms,” said Bloomberg Media CEO Justin B. Smith. “Aggressive expansion and innovation in digital video is a key component of what we’re building, and becoming No. 1 in global business video is a testament to the investments we’re making in high-quality content and robust distribution channels.”

In May 2015, Bloomberg Media also reported the following traffic increases:
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Press Releases: 06/15/15

Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2015 by icn2

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BBC’s first travelling news bureau pops up in Kenya this July

New York June 15, 2015 Following its launch and six months on the road in the U.S, the BBC’s start-up travelling news bureau BBC Pop Up (www.bbc.com/popup) will be heading further afield to Kenya this July, it was announced today.

Crowd-sourcing stories from Kenyan Americans in the US and locals in Kenya, BBC Pop Up will be creating short and long form video for the BBC’s international news services in order to tell stories that link communities in the U.S. and Kenya. The unit will be in Kenya ahead of President Obama’s visit to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, where they will join forces with the BBC Africa (@bbcafrica) team based in the country, to give communities both in Kenya and the U.S their say on the visit.

The project begins in Dallas in late June, where BBC Pop Up will be talking to a Kenyan American radio station broadcasted around America in Swahili. They’ll be asking the station’s listeners what stories they want filmed in their home country. Once in Kenya, the team will be utilising the expertise and insight of the BBC’s East Africa Bureau in Nairobi, including colleagues at the BBC’s Swahili and Somali language services. BBC Pop Up’s host in Kenya will be Anne Soy (@annesoy), and the team will be holding a community meet-up in Nairobi, to help crowd-source more stories as well as utilise the unit’s social media accounts for newsgathering. BBC Pop Up will be producing short and long form video content for bbc.com and BBC World News, including its Focus on Africa programme and a standalone documentary to broadcast on 8 August.
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