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With $800,000 and Two ’60 Minutes’ Veterans, ‘Frontline’ Makes Major Investment in Digital

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CBS’ “60 Minutes” and PBS’ “Frontline” have a lot in common. Both have deep and distinguished roots in traditional media–your Mom, for instance, will know both brands, while Vice may still be a bit of a mystery–and both have been doing capital-J journalism on television in a style that has resisted flash and fluff for decades.

So it might seem natural that “Frontline” has hired two “60 Minutes” veterans, James Jacoby, who spent four years as a producer at “60 Minutes”, Anya Bourg, who produced at “60 Minutes” for eight years. But Bourg and Jacoby won’t be working on traditional TV stories–they’re part of a major push to expand the venerable “Frontline” brand beyond old-school TV. “They will strengthen Frontline’s presence and identity as a digital newsroom,” said Raney Aronson-Rath, deputy executive producer for “Frontline”–and it’s probably wise to think of “Frontline” the way its own journalists do–as a news organization, and not just a show.
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The AM Ticker: Baier, Morgan, Jacoby & Bourg

  • Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier will sit down with former VP Dick Cheney for an in-studio interview tonight on “Special Report.” Cheney will give his reaction to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation program.

  • Betsy Morgan has been promoted to CEO of TheBlaze effective immediately. Morgan previously held the title of President and Chief Strategy Officer. Morgan replaces outgoing CEO Chris Balfe

  • “Frontline” has made its first hires for the new Enterprise Journalism Group. James Jacoby and Anya Bourg, who previously worked as producers at “60 Minutes,” will join the group which is funded by the Ford Foundation.

2010 Gerald Loeb Finalists Announced

loeb_5-25.jpgUCLA’s Anderson School of Management announced the honorees for its 2010 Gerald Loeb awards for “journalists who make significant contributions to the understanding of business, finance and the economy.”

Here are the finalists for the television category:

Former television newser Walt Bogdanich, now NY Times assistant investigative editor, will be presented with a lifetime achievement award.