Hurricane Ida

How US public media covered Hurricane Ida

During natural disasters, public media organisations can serve as vital sources of critical and lifesaving information, as demonstrated when Hurricane Ida hit the US in August.

US Capitol Building

Update: Funding approved for US public media

The US House of Representatives passed a bill that secures federal funding for public broadcasting in 2024.

tech background digital safety

FRONTLINE: Collaborating on the Pegasus Project

"There are always uncertainties in investigative journalism, but in this case they were worth stepping up to."

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?