US public media

PMA welcomes $565m funding recommendation for CPB

Approval could lead to a 27% jump in funding for US public media in 2024 compared to current levels.

PBS

Public media addresses hate crimes against Asian-Americans

From news coverage and educational materials to documentary series, PBS responds to rise in hate crimes with a range of content to bring Americans together.

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.

education

Public media, education and the digital divide during COVID-19

Public media organisations have stepped up to provide educational resources across the digital divide during the pandemic.   

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.

PBS

50 years of PBS

The Public Media Alliance wishes PBS a very happy 50th Anniversary.

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?

NPR CPB funding

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.

COVID-19

COVID-19: Amplifying the threats to public media

From political interference to funding cuts, many independent public media organisations are facing both new and ongoing threats. Here we reflect on some of these challenges, many of which have been amplified by the COVID-19 crisis.