Belo Opens Expanded D.C. News Bureau p.93

By: Editorial Staff A.H. BELO Corp. has expanded and combined its Washington, D.C., news bureau ? which now numbers 29 people, including staffers from its Dallas Morning News, Providence Journal-Bulletin and 16 network-affiliated TV stations.
Belo had operated separate offices for three of its TR stations and for the Dallas Morning News.
The new office includes a full television studio and the most up-to-date electronic and communications equipment.
In addition to providing separate news reports for Belo's newspapers and broadcast properties, the bureau will develop joint programming that utilizes both newspaper and broadcast personnel.
Earlier this month, the bureau began producing "Capital Conversion," a weekly, 30-minute public affairs television program featuring both television and newspaper correspondents. It is currently being shown each Sunday on WFAA-TV in Dallas and KHOU-TV in Houston.
The bureau includes a 14-person television news staff directed by broadcast bureau chief David M. Cassidy; an 11-member Washington staff of the Dallas Morning News under the direction of bureau chief Carl Leubsdorf; and two members of the Providence Journal-Bulletin, under bureau chief John Mulligan; and two support personnel.
Belo also announced that Cornelius "Neil" Foote Jr. has been named director of interactive media development for the company's publishing division.
Foote currently serves as manager, interactive media for the Dallas Morning News.
?(David Cassidy (left), A.H. Belo capital bureau broadcast chief and Carl Leubsdorf, Dallas Morning News capital bureau chief.) [Photo & Caption]
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?copyright Editor & Publisher- April 26, 1997.


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