CBSNEWS.COM AND WASHINGTONPOST.COM ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR CAMPAIGN '08 COVERAGE
Premier News Organizations to Share Political Content and More
As Race for the White House Intensifies
NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, August 28, 2007 - CBSNews.com and washingtonpost.com, the award-winning news and information Web sites, today announced a content-sharing partnership for coverage of the 2008 Presidential campaigns. The news organizations, both known for their rich political reporting, will leverage the best of their campaign coverage to take readers deep inside the race for the White House.
Under the terms of the agreement, CBSNews.com and washingtonpost.com will share political content throughout the duration of the 2008 Presidential campaign. washingtonpost.com will feature the most compelling video coverage from CBS News correspondents, producers and off-air reporters while news, analysis and commentary from the Washington Post's renowned political reporters and columnists will appear on CBSNews.com. Each site will promote the partnership by linking to the other's political coverage.
The partnership will provide readers the opportunity to engage with each news organization's reporters and correspondents, who will jointly participate in live chats and other online activities.
"This partnership of two great news organizations that have been and continue to be leaders in political coverage will give online readers a deep, rich and insightful source of reporting and commentary," said Michael Sims, Vice President, Editorial, CBSNews.com. "Our goal is to be the premier political information destination and to bring the best of the web to our readers, including the likes of Bob Schieffer, Jeff Greenfield and others."
"The partnership between CBSNews.com and washingtonpost.com ensures that the public reaps the significant benefits of our combined multimedia and interactive resources throughout the 2008 campaign," said Jim Brady, Executive Editor of washingtonpost.com. "The history and strength of both organizations' political reporting offers the unique opportunity for the Washington Post's renowned reporters and columnists to collaborate with colleagues from CBS News to further enhance the unparalleled coverage that our audiences expect."
In addition, washingtonpost.com's coverage will be showcased in CBSNews.com's comprehensive new Campaign '08 site, to be launched soon, that brings together the best reporting from the Post and CBS News, in addition to original reporting by CBSNews.com Senior Political Editor Vaughn Ververs and washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza, author of. "The Fix." The two online operations' newsrooms are planning other ambitious joint projects as the campaign season develops.
Earlier this year, the Project for Excellence in Journalism rated CBSnews.com and washingtonpost.com as "high achievers," two of only four news sites awarded that distinction in PEJ's State of the News Media 2007 report.
CBSNews.com is the network's 24-hour broadband, on-demand news service, which draws on the worldwide, award-winning resources of CBS News, in addition to being the online home of 60 MINUTES, the CBS EVENING NEWS, THE EARLY SHOW, SUNDAY MORNING, FACE THE NATION and 48 HOURS MYSTERY, among other CBS News broadcasts. CBS News correspondents file, update and expand their stories 24 hours a day, continuously enriching the editorial content of the site by providing more insight and context to the latest breaking news stories. CBSNews.com has been an industry-leading provider of advertiser-supported free broadband video on demand, and its excellence has been recognized with a 2003 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best National News Website from the Radio and Television News Directors Association, 2003 and 2006 EPpy Awards for Best National/Cable TV Website from Editor & Publisher magazine and a 2004 Enterprise Journalism Award from the Online News Association for coverage of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.
Washingtonpost.com is the award-winning news and information Web site of the Washington Post. It offers world-class journalism, a remarkable blend of traditional reporting, and innovative, multimedia content that provides an unmatched level of depth and texture to breaking stories as well as features, plus unique ways for reader to engage with the site, its capabilities and content.
One of four online properties published by Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, washingtonpost.com is the recipient of the first-ever Emmy for original video journalism online and has won numerous other awards, including an EPpy Award for Best Overall Newspaper-Affiliated Site, several Digital Edge Awards, a 2007 National Journalism Award for Web Reporting, National Press Photographers' Association Best of Photojournalism Award, and three consecutive Edward R. Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence for Non-Broadcast Affiliated Website, among others. According to the 2007 Project for Excellence in Journalism, washingtonpost.com is a "High Achiever" as an online news site, earning strong marks in terms of branding, content customization, multimedia and user participation.
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