NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HarperCollins Publishers and FOX News Channel (FNC) will release a digital-only enhanced e-book, RISE OF FREEDOM: The New World Trade Center, on August 23, 2011, announced Ana Maria Allessi, Vice President and Publisher of HarperMedia and Michael Clemente, Senior Vice President of News for FNC.
The multimedia enhanced e-book provides an overview of the rebuilding effort that has taken place at Ground Zero over the last 10 years. It explores all aspects of the new World Trade Center site, including building details, the construction process and timeline, and the individuals and organizations that made the rebuilding effort possible. Readers will be able to visually explore the 16-acre site through more than 85 photos, original animation, and 15 videos of FNC anchor Shepard Smith reporting from Ground Zero. Additionally, Smith contributed a video report in the introduction sharing his experience as a journalist covering 9/11.
When making the announcement, Ana Maria Allessi, Vice President and Publisher of HarperMedia, said, “Designed specifically for the new generation of reading devices, Rise of Freedom combines a rich narrative with engaging videos, photos and animations. The partnership between Fox News and HarperCollins unites our core strengths in journalism and book publishing to create a new kind of book that allows readers to become immersed in a relevant issue of the day.”
Michael Clemente, Senior Vice President of News at FNC, added, “We are proud to present this powerful documentation in a new format of the rebuilding and progress of the World Trade Center site, where our team of journalists were granted rare access for close to a year.”
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