Local

Supporting local news in North America

News deserts have continued to grow, leaving a number of communities without access to local news outlets. But initiatives across North America are aiming to change that.

NPR CPB funding

House of Representatives passes $175m relief legislation for public media

$175 million in COVID-19 related assistance has been greenlit for the nearly 1,400 public radio and television stations across the US.

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Podcasts and public media: Local news

Public radio has a long history of creating content that meets the changing needs of society while informing, educating, and entertaining listeners. But how is it adapting to provide public service podcasting?

PSM unpacked

Audience engagement and public media during COVID-19

Engaging with audiences is essential if public media are to build trust and ensure public accountability. Yet, with COVID-19 massively disrupting the way we work and interact, how have public media adapted to best engage with their audiences during the pandemic?

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House of Representatives support increased funding for US public media

Bipartisan support welcomed as the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee endorses more funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB).

US public media

Congress proposes additional federal funding for US public media

The additional funding proposals come at a time of significant economic uncertainty for US public media.

US public media

CPB requests additional emergency funds from Congress 

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is requesting an additional $175 million in emergency funds to secure the survival of US public media against a backdrop of newsroom layoffs and closures. 

US public media

What would be lost if Trump’s plans for public media succeed?

For the fourth year in a row President Trump has proposed cutting all federal funding for public service media. What would US citizens lose if public media disappears?

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Latest Trump budget eliminates funding for public media

The Public Media Alliance is once again calling on President Donald Trump to drop proposals to slash federal funding for public media.

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Focus on PSM | USA

From funding adjustments to new streaming platforms, what’s new in the world of American public media? Read our latest round up.