VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christian Broadcasting Network announces the launch of Faithwire.com, a new, editorially independent organization targeting millennials with a mobile, social, and distributed content approach to faith content. The multiplatform launch features the Faithwire Podcast Network, articles, opinions, and a growing library of video features and series focusing on "what God is doing in the world."
"We're enthusiastic about the vision for Faithwire.com, and believe it can reach a whole new generation," says CBN Chief Executive Officer, Gordon Robertson. "Faithwire.com is well-positioned to meet millennials' growing interest for news from the faith community. While CBN will be here to lend a helping hand wherever it's needed, Faithwire.com will operate independently and they will go places and cover stories differently from CBN – and that's exactly the way it should be."
Faithwire.com will benefit from the experience of its newly named Managing Editor, Dan Andros, the 15-year former head writer for Glenn Beck at Fox News and TheBlaze.com and CBN News Director, Rob Allman, will also provide leadership as Faithwire.com's founding president. Allman brings more than twenty years of news director experience to his expanded role.
"When we surveyed the faith media landscape, we felt like there was a real opportunity," says Faithwire.com President, Rob Allman. "We live in the world of Vice News, Serial, Netflix documentaries and all-digital viewing habits. We have an opportunity to be that for a growing segment of the faith audience. These are deeper stories, more human and real, and they're just waiting for someone to cover them in an honest, thought-provoking way. Faithwire.com exists to fill this void and we'll do so in a way that doesn't depress you but instead leaves you with hope."
Among the many podcasts, articles and series you can expect to find on Faithwire.com:
- Kirsten Haglund, a former Miss America covering hard-hitting issues impacting women at the intersection of Hollywood, Politics and Faith which will also include her featured podcast series on the Faithwire Podcast Network;
- An on the ground look at the almost surprising rise of young millennials going to church in one of the trendiest, least-churched sections of Brooklyn;
- A conversation with the average citizens trying to stop the cycle of imprisonment by welcoming newly released convicts – many of whom have violent pasts – as soon as they get off the greyhound bus, fresh from prison;
- A glimpse into the life of a big time drug dealer who fled from police and managed to escape, scot-free. After reluctantly going to church and reading the Bible, he felt compelled to turn himself in to authorities.
"Audiences everywhere have been subjected to what I call 'hate-clicks' where we are provoked by blatantly controversial headlines that pit one group against the other," says Faithwire.com Managing Editor, Dan Andros. "Do bad things happen? Of course they do and we will cover those stories so our audience is informed. But we are also going to report on people and organizations injecting themselves into some of the stickiest, most incredible and fascinating situations around the world – all trying to make a difference and bring hope. Our coverage will be edgier, more human and ground level. Perhaps most importantly, we want people to understand how they can get involved if they want to help."
Faithwire's content is now live on the web, Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, and other content distribution platforms.
Christian Broadcasting Network is a multifaceted nonprofit organization that provides cable, broadcast, satellite and online programming to approximately 200 countries around the world. CBN and its affiliated organizations aim to report the news of the day from an informed Christian perspective. For more than 50 years, CBN has continued to grow in both size and scope as a leading voice in Christian broadcasting, media and communications by utilizing cutting-edge technology in every area of its operation.
Johnnie Moore for FAITHWIRE
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