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Posts Tagged ‘David Wilson’

Broadcasters Plan Trayvon Martin Specials

  • ABC News Radio presents a special one-hour broadcast: “Race and Justice: A National Conversation” hosted by Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts. The special airs tonight at 7pmET on ABC News radio affiliates and will focus on the national dialogue sparked by the shooting death of  17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

  • CNN will be taping a town hall special tomorrow night at Time Warner Center. “Beyond Trayvon: Race and Justice In America” will be hosted by Soledad O’Brien with a live studio audience and a panel of expert guests. The special will air Friday night at 8pm and 10pmET on CNN.
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NBC Names Joy-Ann Reid MSNBC Contributor and Managing Editor of theGrio.com

NBC News has hired Joy-Ann Reid, a broadcast veteran who has worked in television and radio since 1998, as an MSNBC contributor and managing editor of theGrio.com. Reid replaces David Wilson, who has been bumped up to executive editor the NBC African-American video news site he founded in 1999.

Reid, who is a former online news editor for NBC affiliate WTVJ, was a press aide for the Obama campaign in 2008. She is currently a freelance columnist for The Miami Herald and editor of “The Reid Report,” a political blog.

Reid appeared yesterday on MSNBC with Martin Bashir in a segment about GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Watch:

 

African-American News Sites theGrio, NewsOne Join Forces

NBC News’ theGrio and Interactive One’s NewsOne will coordinate and share editorial content under terms of an agreement between the parent companies of the two African-American-targeted digital news sites.

Interactive One will oversee ad sales for both sites, and the two companies said co-marketing and promotional opportunities can be mined from Interactive One’s digital assets, Radio One’s 52 stations, cable network TV One, Reach Media, and NBC News’ various platforms.

NBC News and Interactive One added that according to data from comScore, the two sites’ combined monthly net audience soared from 661,500 in May 2010 to 2.1 million this past May.

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The Ticker: Schieffer, Frei, Wilson…

> Bob Schieffer‘s younger brother has officially kicked off his run for governor of Texas. Tom Schieffer, a Democrat and a former ambassador to Australia and Japan during the administration of President George W. Bush, announced his candidacy in Fort Worth this morning.

> Tonight, BBC World News America begins three days of “extensive coverage looking at the issues facing Pakistan and Afghanistan”, according to a press release. For two of those days — today and tomorrow — the show will be co-anchored by Matt Frei live from Pakistan and Katty Kay in Washington.

> The Radio-Television News Directors Association has announced its 2009 RTNDA/UNITY Awards winners. Among the four news organizations honored: MSNBC, for “Meeting David Wilson“. The documentary tells the story of the meeting of two men: one a descendant of the family that owned the ancestors of the other as slaves in the antebellum South.