Press Release: Politico And Discovery Studios Partner for an Original Video Series on Urban Innovators
POLITICO and Discovery Studios, also known as The Studio and part of parent company Discovery Communications, announced today a partnership for a new video series profiling the innovative minds reimagining America's cities, as a part of POLITICO Magazine's "What Works" series presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
The first of the four videos, released today on POLITICO, follows architect Teddy Cruz as he re-envisions the modern American city, drawing on unlikely models like the crowded urban neighborhoods where migrants congregate in nearby Mexico. The three remaining films, featuring other innovators and cities across the country, will be released over the next year.
"The What Works series embodies POLITICO Magazine's dedication to thoughtful, provocative storytelling and excellence in visual journalism," said POLITICO Editor Susan Glasser. "We're thrilled to partner with The Studio to enhance this important national conversation around city innovation."
"This partnership with POLITICO allows The Studio to reach a whole new audience and create compelling content that is both informative and engaging," said Mike Masland, VP of Development, The Studio. "The What Works series has allowed us to follow fascinating minds as they develop innovative solutions to transform cities across the country."
Now in its second year, the award-winning, multiplatform What Works series showcases groundbreaking ideas coming out of cities across the United States and how they're remaking and reshaping the way Americans live. In addition to these videos, the series includes monthly reported packages from individual cities, original photography, newsmaker events across the country, a first-of-its-kind survey of mayors on the issues facing cities today and an original branded-content series from JPMorgan Chase & Co. on the work they're doing to support American cities.
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