TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - TVO is excited to announce it will introduce two new Ontario Hubs by January 2018 to expand its balanced, in-depth regional journalism across the province. The new Hubs will launch in Sudbury and Kingston to strengthen the voice of Northeastern and Eastern Ontario communities that are increasingly under-represented in current affairs stories and analysis.
Funded through the generous support of The Barry and Laurie Green Family Charitable Trust & Goldie Feldman, Ontario Hubs add relevant local context to complex issues that matter to our communities, our province, and our world.
"Ontario Hubs address a gap in the media landscape where local current affairs are becoming a rare commodity," says Lisa de Wilde, TVO's Chief Executive Officer. "Our new team of journalists is going behind the headlines, digging deep into the issues that matter to people right across the province. Ontario Hubs build on TVO's track record of balanced and in-depth analysis, informing and inspiring people to become engaged in strengthening our communities."
Announced last night at the Sixth Annual TVO Gala that celebrated Ontario Hubs, the new Northeastern and Eastern Hubs join the Northwestern and Southwestern Hubs that launched this fall in Thunder Bay and London. As part of this initiative, TVO will now hire two additional on-the-ground journalists to develop current affairs articles and videos for tvo.org, and segments for TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin every Friday. Ontario Hubs stories focus on issues that are relevant to communities across the province, and include Indigenous perspectives and voices
"Ontario is an immense province with many unique local stories and perspectives that should be shared," says John Ferri, TVO Vice President, Current Affairs and Documentaries. "Heartened by the positive response to TVO's first two Ontario Hubs, we hope to make a similar impact with the current affairs stories we share through our new Northeastern and Eastern Hubs."
As part of Ontario Hubs, TVO is also collaborating on partnerships and intern programs with Ontario colleges and universities like Confederation College, University of Western Ontario, Laurentian University and Queen's University.
Discover more at tvo.org/OntarioHubs.
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For further information: Media contact: Paul Ginis, Marketing and Public Relations Associate, 416.484.2600 x 2445, [email protected]