Tribune Broadcasting Awarded Grant Through Google News Initiative/YouTube Innovation Program

Tribune Broadcasting Awarded Grant Through Google News Initiative/YouTube Innovation Program

Funding Will Support New Formats Of Video Storytelling

Chicago, December 17 2018 – Tribune Broadcasting today announced it has been awarded a grant from Google News Initiative/YouTube Innovation Program to support building stronger video capabilities and innovate new formats of video storytelling across the group’s newsrooms.

The Google News Initiative/YouTube Innovation  funding will support news organizations in 23 countries, with Tribune Broadcasting chosen as one of two broadcast media groups in the US.

“Tribune Broadcasting is pleased to be among a select group of organizations from around the world to participate in the Google News Initiative.  We look forward to using the resources to further enhance and expand our multi-platform video storytelling in and across our 29 news markets — to forge even deeper connections with our diverse audiences and communities,” said Bart Feder, SVP/News, Tribune Broadcasting.

Tribune Broadcasting’s winning proposal calls for developing a diversity and inclusion storytelling arm of the group’s collective news operations to enhance and broaden its audiences, empowering Tribune’s journalists to experiment with different storytelling devices including animation, music, stop-motion, 360 video and documentary-style video to air across all platforms.

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel.

Jessica Bellucci
VP, Communications
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