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is an hourlong documentary series produced by in Boston and distributed by PBS.

Frontline is one of PBS’ flagship national news programs, having won since .

The program has sought to expand its digital presence by producing blogs and shorter, quick-turnaround stories on the web. Journalists manage multiple Twitter accounts covering different “beats,” including , , and . In 2011, Frontline hired new-media journalists to manage the program’s transition to a “post-broadcast future.” It began to move into interactive online video during the 2012 presidential campaign.

Frontline is an editorial partner to , a that generates original, nonpartisan reporting and opinion about Iran.

Frontline is funded primarily by nonprofit foundations and individual donors, including the MacArthur Foundation and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the  and membership dues from local PBS stations. In 2014, it from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler and an from the Ford Foundation to establish a cross-platform Enterprise Journalism Group. Unlike NewsHour, its cousin in public television, Frontline does not receive corporate support.

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