WGBH/Boston Enters News Partnership With American Academy Of Arts And Sciences
May 27, 2015 at 10:38 AM (PT)
WGBH NEWS, the news department for WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION News-Talk WGBH and PBS affiliates WGBH-TV and WGBX-TV/BOSTON, have entered an editorial partnership with the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES in CAMBRIDGE, MA. The arrangement will allow WGBH to use the expertise of the ACADEMY's over 5,000 fellows and research. In addition to working together on news reports and features, the parties will offer ACADEMY lectures online via WGBH's FORUM NETWORK.
The first collaboration will be a series of special reports on water concerns scheduled for JULY, based on a forthcoming issue of the ACADEMY’s quarterly journal DAEDALUS and looking at the security and sustainability of NEW ENGLAND's water supply.
WGBH Radio GM PHIL REDO said, “WGBH NEWS strives to bring a greater layer of depth and substance to our reporting. With this new partnership, our newsroom will have access to some of the most forward-thinking experts and research across a range of disciplines, from science and innovation to international relations, the arts and social justice. Not only will we be able to offer our audiences a greater understanding of the world around them, but we will also contribute to national conversations through a local lens. WGBH NEWS is particularly pleased to collaborate with a local organization that reflects the unique wealth of expertise that the BOSTON region boasts.”
“Through this collaboration with WGBH, the ACADEMY will have new opportunities to advance its 235-year-old mission ‘to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, dignity, honor and happiness of a free, independent and virtuous people,’” added ACADEMY Pres. JONATHAN FANTON. “Our story began with JOHN ADAMS, JAMES BOWDOIN and other Bostonians who created the ACADEMY to serve the Commonwealth and the new nation. A partnership with a BOSTON institution like WGBH continues this long and distinguished tradition of service. We are particularly delighted that the first product of our new collaboration will be a series of reports on our changing relationship with water, an issue of real concern for NEW ENGLAND and for the world.”