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.

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.

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.

Global Task Force

The increasing threats to journalists’ safety

In this commentary article published in the Toronto Star, Catherine Tait, CBC/Radio-Canada President and CEO, writes in her capacity as Chair of the Global Task Force for public media about the dramatic increase in both the frequency and the intensity of harassment and intimidation faced by journalists.

Groupe de Travail Mondial

La sécurité des journalistes est en jeu

Ces dernières années, les journalistes font l’objet de manœuvres d’intimidation et de harcèlement en ligne dont le nombre et la gravité ne cessent d’augmenter.

Cilla & Björn, Swedish Radio

Insight | Impartial media is necessary to avoid parallel realities

Swedish Radio CEO, Cilla Benkö, and Programme Director, Björn Löfdahl, write about the importance of impartial media in light of the polarised debate we have seen in the US in recent times, and in connection with the recent US election.

TV cameras

We’re in it together

COVID-19 has been described as an "extinction-level crisis" for some media organisations, with serious implications for media pluralism. But there is hope, as initiatives in the US, Australia and Canada show. 

podcast

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?