Center for Investigative Reporting, Univision announce partnership

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The nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) is partnering with Spanish-language Univision News, which reaches 96 percent of U.S. Hispanic households, to produce investigative stories for Spanish-speaking viewers in the United States and Latin America, the two announced today. CIR will provide Univision access to CIR stories and documentaries focusing mainly on the West Coast and Latin America for all broadcast platforms, including Univision’s newscast Noticiero Univision, and its weekly magazine Aqui y Ahora. Univision News will also have access to CIR print reports for translation.

Univision News’ investigative and documentary unit, Documentales Univision, focuses on subjects of interest to the Hispanic community including immigration, health, education and politics. CIR’s journalists produce stories “that enable audiences to demand accountability from government, corporations and others in power,” the statement said. The organizations will collaborate on all aspects of programming, from selection of story topics to production and editing.

“The partnership with Univision ties in with our strategy of reaching an ever-growing and diverse audience,” said Robert J. Rosenthal, executive director of CIR. “Univision’s brand and huge audience across the U.S. and around the world make this collaboration a no brainer for CIR and a natural fit for both organizations.”