Julie Lindsay Appointed Programming Director at Global Health Frontline News

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Veteran broadcast and web journalist Julie Lindsay has joined the production staff at Global Health Frontline News as Programming Director. Launched in January, GHFN assigns video newsgathering crews worldwide to cover major global health stories in partnership with selected broadcasters and Internet platforms.

Global Health Frontline News (GHFN) today announced that veteran broadcast and web journalist Julie Lindsay has joined its production staff as Programming Director.
Ms. Lindsay had been Senior Managing Editor for WebMD’s website in the United Kingdom. She was a key architect of the site, managing a team of journalists and doctors, with responsibility for all its editorial content.

Ms. Lindsay has over 25 years experience as a journalist for the most respected news organizations in the world including the BBC, ITN, Reuters and CNN. After beginning her career as a reporter for BBC Bristol where she covered numerous national stories including the Lockerbie bombing and the Northern Ireland conflict, she joined IRN/ITN in London as a reporter, presenter and senior bulletin editor, covering stories including IRA bombings and the Romanian revolution. In 1993 she became the senior producer and presenter for BBC Radio 5, launching the station’s award-winning National Morning Show. After working at Reuters Radio and Television in London as a senior editor, she moved to the United States in 1996 to join CNN International as a senior writer, editor, producer and anchor. She started developing WebMD’s operations in the U.K. in 2009.

“Julie will be the principal manager of our strategy to build our programming outreach to Internet platforms worldwide,” said GHFN’s Executive Editor Gary Strieker. “Her deep experience in international broadcasting and basic journalism will be a major asset for us as we develop our coverage of global health stories in the months ahead,” he said. “We are proud to have her on our team.”

Launched in January, GHFN assigns video newsgathering crews worldwide to cover major global health stories in partnership with selected broadcasters and Internet platforms. As a nonprofit project with a mission to produce video news stories on global health issues that are largely under-reported by mainstream media, GHFN focuses its coverage on diseases that mainly affect impoverished populations in developing nations – malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases such as river blindness and trachoma – and on maternal/child health and food security.

Funded by nonpartisan donors and operating independently, GHFN follows strict journalistic standards and produces high-quality video news material for broadcast globally by television networks and wide distribution on the Internet.

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