ABC/Univision’s Fusion and National Journal’s ‘Next America’ Project Announce Editorial Partnership

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Oct. 30, 2013, 6:24 a.m.

ABC/Uni­vi­sion’s Fu­sion and Na­tion­al Journ­al’s “Next Amer­ica” Pro­ject An­nounce Ed­it­or­i­al Part­ner­ship

WASH­ING­TON, D.C., Oct. 30 ““ Na­tion­al Journ­al‘s “Next Amer­ica” pro­ject and Fu­sion are team­ing up to jointly pro­duce polit­ic­al, eco­nom­ic and cul­tur­al news for a more eth­nic­ally di­verse Amer­ica. The part­ner­ship was an­nounced today by Fu­sion CEO Isaac Lee and Ron­ald Brown­stein, ed­it­or­i­al dir­ect­or of At­lantic Me­dia, Na­tion­al Journ­al‘s par­ent com­pany. Fu­sion, which launched on Monday, is the new TV and di­git­al net­work from ABC and Uni­vi­sion.

“Amer­ica is un­der­go­ing the most pro­found demo­graph­ic change since the turn of the 20th cen­tury. Just look at the im­pact it’s had on polit­ics,” said Ron­ald Brown­stein. “Through ‘Next Amer­ica,’ our goal is to show how this wave is also trans­form­ing classrooms, work­places and com­munit­ies around the coun­try. We are honored to part­ner in that ef­fort with Fu­sion, a uniquely in­nov­at­ive ef­fort to ex­plore and un­der­stand how the rap­idly grow­ing His­pan­ic com­munity is re­shap­ing and re­ima­gin­ing Amer­ic­an life.”

“A deep un­der­stand­ing of the chan­ging face of the U.S. is what pro­pelled two gi­ants — ABC and Uni­vi­sion — to cre­ate this ground­break­ing TV and di­git­al net­work. Every day, Fu­sion aims to cham­pi­on a young, di­verse Amer­ica,” said Isaac Lee, CEO of Fu­sion. “Ron and the Na­tion­al Journ­al team are true thought lead­ers on this sub­ject and un­der­stand how two of the largest demo­graph­ic waves since the baby boom — mil­len­ni­als and His­pan­ics — are im­pact­ing so many sec­tors of so­ci­ety today, in­clud­ing polit­ics.”

With minor­it­ies pro­jec­ted to reach ma­jor­ity status of the over­all pop­u­la­tion by the early 2040s, and ma­jor­ity status in the un­der-18 pop­u­la­tion with­in this dec­ade, both Fu­sion and “Next Amer­ica” are fo­cused on ex­plor­ing and re­port­ing on the dra­mat­ic ef­fects of this demo­graph­ic re­volu­tion as it re­con­fig­ures the face of Amer­ica.

Na­tion­al Journ­al brings to the table its cov­er­age of edu­ca­tion, the eco­nomy, polit­ics, im­mig­ra­tion, and oth­er do­mest­ic policy is­sues, as well as an ex­tens­ive ed­it­or­i­al and opin­ion sec­tion that fea­tures fresh and di­verse voices from the chan­ging Amer­ic­an demo­graph­ic. Fu­sion shares polit­ic­al and cul­tur­al cov­er­age, as well as per­spect­ives from their top re­port­ers and ana­lysts. As part of this part­ner­ship, Fu­sion journ­al­ists and hosts will par­ti­cip­ate in Na­tion­al Journ­al LIVE “Next Amer­ica” events, andNa­tion­al Journ­al ed­it­or­i­al staff will par­ti­cip­ate in Fu­sion pro­gram­ming.

About Na­tion­al Journ­al‘s “Next Amer­ica”:The “Next Amer­ica” is Na­tion­al Journ­al‘s flag­ship product aimed at ex­plor­ing how the chan­ging demo­graphy is chan­ging the na­tion­al agenda. The pro­ject in­cludes news, re­search, stat­ist­ic­al ana­lyses, and com­ment­ary from ex­perts and or­gan­iz­a­tions ded­ic­ated to ex­plor­ing the polit­ic­al, eco­nom­ic, and so­cial im­pacts of pro­found ra­cial and cul­tur­al changes. “Next Amer­ica” will be a re­pos­it­ory for in­ter­act­ive and ex­plan­at­ory data-mined journ­al­ism and the ful­crum of Na­tion­al Journ­al‘s ef­forts to build a com­munity of ex­perts and ad­voc­ates ad­van­cing the con­ver­sa­tion on these sub­jects crit­ic­al to evolving demo­cracy.

About Fu­sionFu­sion is a news, pop cul­ture and satire TV and di­git­al net­work. It will en­gage and cham­pi­on a young, di­verse, and in­clus­ive Amer­ica with a unique mix of smart and ir­rev­er­ent ori­gin­al re­port­ing, life­style, and comed­ic con­tent. Fu­sion launched in mil­lions of house­holds na­tion­wide on Oc­to­ber 28, 2013. Six ma­jor dis­trib­ut­ors are car­ry­ing the cable net­work in­clud­ing Cable­vi­sion, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-Verse, Ve­r­i­zon FiOS and Google Fiber. For more in­form­a­tion about Fu­sion vis­it fu­ or fol­low us on Twit­ter @This­Is­Fu­sion and face­­sion­Net­work. Fu­sion is a joint ven­ture between Uni­vi­sion Com­mu­nic­a­tions Inc. and the Dis­ney/ABC Tele­vi­sion Net­work.


Me­dia Con­tact:

Emma V. Anger­er

Na­tion­al Journ­al


(202) 266-7405 Me­dia Con­tact:

Dav­id Ford



(305) 925-8882

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