Thursday, October 15, 2015
Carnegie, Helmsley, Wallace and Gates Support Newsgathering Partnership of EdWeek and PBS NewsHour
Education Week and the "PBS NewsHour" on Thursday announced a content partnership that will involve the education news organization contributing story segments to the nightly news show on public television.
The announcement came after the two news organizations ironed out details of a partnership formed when Education Week in August took over Learning Matters TV, a New York City production company that has contributed education journalism to the "NewsHour" and some other PBS shows for years. Learning Matters founder and chief correspondent John Merrow retired over the summer, and he helped facilitate the acquisition of his company by Education Week.
The unit now known as Education Week Video will contribute at least 12 segments to the "NewsHour" in the first year of the agreement, on education topics ranging from the early years through higher education and careers.
Editorial Projects in Education, parent of Education Week, said it has secured commitments of $4.6 million in funding from four philanthropies to support the expansion of Education Week's video-production efforts over the next three years. The philanthropies are the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Wallace Foundation. . .