IFC Sets Second Season For Media Project


IFC is bringing its journalism documentary series back for a second campaign, beginning in May.

IFC Media Project is set to return on May 3 at 11 p.m. (ET/PT), with the first of five new installments, hosted by Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning correspondent Gideon Yago (CBS, MTV) from HonestEngineTV's Meghan O'Hara and Nick McKinney (The Daily Show,30 Days).

This season will cover topics on how the media shapes the American worldview. One segment includes a 26-year-old journalism school graduate who journeys to her hometown in Russia to uncover the real story behind the five-day war between Russia and Georgia. Another centers on the American lobbying efforts to keep Al Jazeera English off channel lineups in the U.S. The IFC Media Project has also been tracking four White House journalists since President Barack Obama's first press conference to give an inside look into how the administration relates to the press.

Last season, The IFC Media Project included Wall Street segments on the economic crisis, which called out the pro-market antics of CNBC's Jim Cramer.

"The IFC Media Project is today's media watch-dog uncovering the missteps in news gathering and reporting, and giving viewers a compelling reason for why we need to think critically about everything we see, read and hear," said IFC executive vice president and general manager Jennifer Casserta in a statement. "This series was one of IFC's most critically acclaimed originals of 2008, and we are pleased to bring our independent, influential audience all-new episodes in May."