TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Jake Whitman’

ABC News Captures Philomena Lee Meeting with Pope Francis

McFaddenPopeThe Oscar-nominated film Philomena tells the story of Irish woman’s search for her son who was put up for adoption. At the center of the story is the Catholic church. Philomena Lee gave birth to the boy at an abbey in Tipperary. She remained a devout Catholic, even as the nuns at the abbey stonewalled her efforts to help find her son. (We won’t spoil what happens, but go see it!)

Well earlier this week, Lee along with the film’s star and co-writer, Steve Coogan, traveled to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis during his weekly Wednesday audience. “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden and producer Jake Whitman were there too, capturing it all.

McFadden called it a moment “more than 50 years in the making.” And it all came together in about 48 hours. First the flight to Rome. Then, Tuesday night in the hotel, Lee and Coogan sat down for interviews with McFadden. On Wednesday, they all went to St. Peter’s Square for the General Audience. Right after shaking his hand, the team dashed to ABC’s Rome bureau where McFadden did a live shot for “Good Morning America.” Meanwhile, on his laptop, Whitman edited two stories: one for “World News,” the other for “Nightline.” Another version will air Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

Watch the “Nightline” story, after the jump…

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Maketing 101Almost 60% of businesses use some form of content marketing. Starting December 8, get hands-on content marketing training in our online boot camp! Through an interactive series of webcasts, content and marketing experts will teach you  the best practices for creating, distributing, and measuring the success of your brand's content. Register now!
 

Editing a Story about a British Pub, In a British Pub

ABC’s Bill Weir continues his reports from the London Summer games, where he’s been reporting for “Good Morning America” straight through to “Nightline.”

And if you watch tonight’s “Nightline” you’ll see a story on the perfect British pub, featuring “Nightline” contributor and former U.S. Women’s Soccer captain Julie Foudy. But rather than sit in a stuffy bureau to edit the piece, producer Jake Whitman decided the best place to edit a story about a British pub, was in one.