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Ifill and Woodruff will be Co-Anchors

Some exciting news that should please Washington’s female journalists.

Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will be co-anchors and and managing editors for the “PBS NewsHour.” The news was announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. On Monday through Thursday, the women will co-anchor the news together. On Friday, Woodruff will fly solo as Ifill hosts “Washington Week.”

In other “PBS NewsHour” news, a release states that Hari Sreenivasan will be a senior correspondent. In addition, three correspondents have been given specific areas of content responsibility and will be contributing on a daily basis to both the broadcast and online operation. Jeffrey Brown was named Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture, and Society. Ray Suarez was named Chief National Correspondent. And Margaret Warner was named Chief Foreign Correspondent.

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‘Major’ Announcement Expected from CPB

pen-and-paper124183851_std3.jpg Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) will announce a “major” journalism initiative, followed by a panel discussion on how to counter the decline of local journalism.

“Given the loss of local journalism in various regions of the nation I’d say it’s pretty big,” said an event organizer who was not comfortable judging the weight of the announcement on a scale from 1 to 10. “The potential for it is even bigger.”

The announcement will take place at The Newseum Knight Studio (555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC) on Thursday, March 25th beginning at 10:00 a.m. (press call 9:30 a.m.).

CPB President and CEO Patricia Harrison will make the announcement and be joined by the President and CEO of PBS Paula Kerger and the President and CEO of NPR Vivian Schiller. They will discuss “new initiatives to enhance journalism across public media, utilizing radio, television and digital platforms.”

Post announcement will be a panel discussion on public media in local, national and international reporting. The panel will be moderated by Hari Sreenivasan (Correspondent, PBS NewsHour) and include Tom Rosenstiel (Founder and Director, PEW’s Project for Excellence in Journalism), Nishat Kurwa (News Director, Youth Media International), Tom Karlo (General Manager, KPBS TV-FM), and Kinsey Wilson (Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, NPR).

Find out where to watch the live stream and Twitter details after the jump…

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“NewsHour” Gets a Make-Over

“PBS Newshour” will debut next Monday with a name change, a rotating co-anchor and a new reporter- Hari Sreenivasan, formerly of CBS News. WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz notes it will be the first time since Gerald Ford was President that Jim Lehrer‘s name- “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer”- will not be on the newscast.

Lehrer will remain the executive editor of the program and he’ll be joined at the anchor desk by PBS correspondents Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown. Ifill will co-anchor next Monday, NYT notes.

The revamped “NewsHour” website debuts Thursday with new blogs and video. “NewsHour” has also joined Facebook and Twitter, though Lehrer still “scoffs at the notion of tweeting,” Kurtz reports.