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New York Times, Left/Right collaborating on TV series

The New York Times and New York-based prodco Left/Right are working together on an “ambitious television news series” currently being pitched to streaming services and assorted cable networks. As first reported ...
February 27, 2018

The New York Times and New York-based prodco Left/Right are working together on an “ambitious television news series” currently being pitched to streaming services and assorted cable networks.

As first reported by CNN, the news institution has issued a job posting for an editor/executive producer for the series.

As described in the posting, the series “will be a new platform for Times journalism and its producers will have access to every corner of our organization and its 1,450 journalists scouring the globe for stories that matter.”

From a content perspective, the posting states that the series will “include groundbreaking investigations, on-the-ground reporting, agenda-setting interviews and new formats yet to be invented.”

Left/Right is behind several topical non-fiction programs and series, including Showtime’s The Circus and This American Life, and several episodes of PBS’s ‘Frontline’ strand.

The Times has been increasingly active in video content production, following the launch of its Op Docs initiative in 2011. During a keynote interview at last December’s World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, company CEO Mark Thompson (pictured) pointed towards an upcoming move to TV for the brand.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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