Globe and WBZ-TV announce collaboration
The Boston Globe and WBZ-TV are unveiling a collaboration Monday in which the two news organizations will swap content and for the first time regularly broadcast videos produced by the newspaper’s staff on a major market television station.
Under the arrangement, WBZ will air select Globe videos and footage shot by Globe journalists at breaking news events. Some of the station’s telecasts will feature interviews with Globe reporters and previews of notable articles that will appear in the next edition of the newspaper, such as reports by the Spotlight investigative team.
“We’re excited to join forces with WBZ-TV and to tap the power of our combined resources and knowledge,” said Caleb Solomon, the Globe’s managing editor. “The relationship with WBZ-TV is one more way for the Globe to extend its reach in Greater Boston, with a news organization that values quality journalism.”
Meanwhile, the Globe will broadcast WBZ’s weather forecasts on Boston.com, one of the nation’s top news websites.
“This collaboration will further allow The Boston Globe and WBZ-TV News to deliver the most comprehensive news and information across platforms to better serve consumers when, where, and how they want content,” said Mark Lund, president and general manager of WBZ-TV and myTV38 (WSBK-TV).
The weather forecasts by WBZ meteorologists will be updated on Boston.com’s home page five times each day.
“Running WBZ’s AccuWeather forecasts with the station’s top-flight meteorologists on Boston.com will be a tremendous benefit for our audience,” Solomon said.
The Globe has won several digital journalism awards in the past year, including six national Edward R. Murrow Awards. WBZ won seven Emmy Awards in June and in November was named station of the year by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association.