ABC News And USA TODAY Announce Content Partnership For 2008 Election
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2007
McLean, Va. -- USA TODAY and ABC News announced today an unprecedented content-sharing partnership to provide expanded coverage of the 2008 election. In the midst of one of the most historic elections in US history, ABC News and USA TODAY will join forces in a unique and innovative agreement that will enhance both organizations' coverage of all aspects of the political process.
USA TODAY will contribute political stories, blog postings and interactive content to ABCNEWS.com while ABC News will provide daily and archival political video to USATODAY.com. Election coverage pages on ABCNEWS.com and USATODAY.com will be co-branded. The two organizations also will collaborate on select political stories.
"This extends a very successful partnership we've forged with ABC over the past couple of years," said Kinsey Wilson, executive editor of USA TODAY. "By combining our coverage of the 2008 election we'll be able to give readers of both web sites a much richer political report."
"We are proud to work with USA TODAY again and know this partnership will enhance our ability to deliver in-depth political coverage across all our platforms," said David Westin, President, ABC News.
In addition to political coverage, USA TODAY will also contribute stories each week to ABCNEWS.com on topics including Technology, Money, Health, Travel and Style.
ABC News and USA TODAY have already collaborated on a number of successful joint reporting projects most recently on the latest instalment of the Emmy Award-winning series "Iraq: Where Things Stand." Other joint projects have included "The 7 Wonders of the World," "Living Longer, Living Better" and "Prescription for Change: Fixing American Healthcare".
More Americans get their news from ABC News than from any other source. Through its platforms on television, radio, and the Internet, ABC News reaches on average nearly 194 million people in a given month. ABCNEWS.com is consistently ranked among the top news sites, receiving up to 162 million page views a month, ABC News Now, which consists of a 24-hour digital linear channel and a wide range of video-on-demand programming from all ABC News broadcasts, is available to over 27 million broadband subscribers and 3 million mobile video users.
USA TODAY, the nation's top-selling newspaper, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on September 15th, 2007. It is published via satellite at 36 locations in the USA and at four sites abroad. With a total average daily circulation of 2.3 million, USA TODAY is available worldwide. USA TODAY is published by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). The USA TODAY brand also includes: USATODAY.com, an award-winning news and information Web site that is updated 24 hours per day; USA TODAY Sports Weekly, a magazine for enthusiasts of professional football and baseball; USA TODAY Mobile, offering up-to-the minute news and information on a variety of mobile platforms and devices; and USA TODAY LIVE, the television arm of the USA TODAY brand that brings the spirit and quality of the newspaper to television.
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