Public Broadcasting

News Services Increase Coverage on Underreported Areas and Issues

Location:
KS, United States

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is awarding $3.3 million to five regional journalism collaborations to promote local news coverage and newsgathering efficiency. The grants will help a total of 23 public media stations coordinate news services as well as produce more community-based, multiplatform coverage of local and regional issues.

Senate Appropriations Approves Level Funding for Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Location:
Senate Committee on Appropriations, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Dirksen Senate Office Building 138, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

The Senate Appropriations Committee has provided level funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, including for the Ready to Learn early childhood education program, and even $20 million in interconnection funds, according to CPB.

New study dives into public radio habits of millennials

Location:
USA, United States

A new study of millennial public radio listeners suggests that stations should focus on delivering more local and on-demand content to bolster their appeal to the country’s largest generation.

How PBS is filling the local void left by other major networks

Location:
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, 22202, United States

While its marquee programming is centered on shows like Downton Abby, Sherlock, and, lately, The Great British Bake Off, much of what PBS does is empower its local affiliates to do the kind of local coverage that most news media has abandoned.

Public Broadcasting Fact Sheet

Location:
Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

On the whole, the news offerings of US public broadcasters have been marked by relative financial stability and, in the past year, audience growth. The top 20 NPR-affiliated public radio stations (by listenership) had on average a total weekly listenership of about 10 million in 2016, up from about 9 million in 2015.

One Goal, Two Approaches: Addressing Disinformation in Eurasia

Jul 10 2017 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Location:
IREX, 1275 K St NW #600, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

A conversation about their complementary approaches to:

  • providing high-quality and reliable news and information,
  • building citizens’ media literacy skills, and
  • countering disinformation in Eurasia.

T-Mobile Joins With Public TV In Repack

Location:
T-Mobile, 12920 SE 38th St, Bellevue, WA, 98006, United States

PBS, in coordination with America’s Public Television Stations (APTS), announced an agreement with T-Mobile to deliver universal service of both broadcast and wireless service to millions of Americans living in rural areas.

Broadcasting Board of Governors

Jun 14 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), 330 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20237, United States

Public broadcasting’s immortality defies reason

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

As changing technologies and preferences make government-funded broadcasting increasingly preposterous, such broadcasting actually becomes useful by illustrating two dismal facts.

What to do with public TV’s ‘spectrum auction’ windfall

Location:
Mercer University, 1501 Mercer University Drive, Savannah, GA, 31404, United States
Recommendation:
3

The biggest potential hazard [for public stations in the aftermath of the incentive auction] is that some stations might not even get the money they’ve won.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Statement on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017

Location:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), 401 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, 20004-2129, United States
Recommendation:
3

The US Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, which provides $445 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's (CPB) FY 2019 advance appropriation, $50 million for upgrading and replacing the public broadcasting interconnection system and $25.741 million for the Department of Education’s Ready To Learn program.

FCC Gives Noncommercial Stations Greater Fundraising Flexibility

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission today voted to relax its third-party fundraising restrictions to permit many noncommercial television and radio stations to air limited fundraisers for the benefit of other non-profit organizations.

FCC Eases Reporting Burden for Noncommercial Broadcaster Volunteers

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission made optional a previously mandatory requirement that compelled the officers and board members of noncommercial educational (NCE) stations to report personal information.

LPTV Coalition Vows Legal Problems for Repack

Location:
LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition, 600 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington, DC, 20003, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Low-Power Television (LPTV) Spectrum Rights Coalition has declared legal war on the Federal Communications Commission's post broadcast incentive auction repack.

Noncommercial TV Stations: FCC's Post-Auction Repack Threatens Debilitating Disruptions

Location:
American Public Television, 55 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02110, United States
Recommendation:
3

Noncommercial TV stations were some of the biggest winners in the Federal Communications Commission's broadcast incentive auction, but associations representing noncommercial media are more focused on everyone else and what they said are "potentially debilitating service interruptions."

Stanley McChrystal: Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer.

Location:
McChrystal Group, 333 N Fairfax St, Alexandria , VA, 22314, United States
Recommendation:
3

like to say that leadership is a choice. As our leaders in Washington confront tough decisions about our budget priorities, I urge them to continue federal funding for public broadcasting. Public broadcasting makes our nation smarter, stronger and, yes, safer. It’s a small public investment that pays huge dividends for Americans. And it shouldn’t be pitted against spending more on improving our military. That’s a false choice.

Broadcasting Board of Governors

Apr 6 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Cohen Building, 330 Independence Ave. SW Room 3321, Washington, DC, 20237, United States

This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency’s public Web site at www.bbg.gov

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Makes Case on Hill for Funding

Location:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 401 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, 20004-2129, United States
Recommendation:
3

Corporation for Public Broadcasting president Patricia Harrison was on Capitol Hill March 28 to pitch full funding for noncommercial TV and radio—even as President Donald Trump has proposed cutting all federal funds—but to some Republican pushback over a familiar topic: alleged liberal bias, though to some encouraging words from the Republican chairman of the subcommittee.

Groups deliver petitions to Congress supporting CPB funding

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Petitions with more than 660,000 signatures to save the Corporation for Public Broadcasting funding will be presented to Congress March 21 after a rally for parents and kids near the Capitol.

US public broadcasting, target of Trump cuts, found its voice amid presidential scandal

Location:
Columbia University, Broadway and 116th Street Uris Hall, Room 142, New York, NY, United States
Recommendation:
3

The much-discussed President Donald Trump federal budget proposal zeros-out the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts, both of which also support some public broadcast programming. What not everyone may realize is that the partisan threat to federal funding is at the core of public broadcasting’s origin story a half century ago—and that its first, and unlikely, prime-time stars won fame by allowing the most significant presidential scandal in our history to unfold right in America’s living rooms.

Relying on federal funding might be a fatal mistake for public media

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Public media operations—and loyal listeners—are expected to put up a fierce fight against potential funding cuts. But hanging on to the hope that federal funding will always be around could potentially be a fatal mistake for local stations, former NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller says.

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Benton Stands With Toby to Say "Don't Delete Big Bird"

A couple weeks ago, an adorable seven-year-old boy named Toby complained that President Donald Trump is “deleting PBS kids” just to pay for the wall. Toby told U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), “he shouldn’t do that.” The young boy received massive applause for standing up to his Senator, the President, and for what’s right. At this town hall, Senator Cotton said you could have both – a Mexican wall and PBS. But today it turns out that Toby was right. President Donald Trump unveiled his budget proposal, titled, “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” Disturbingly, the plan calls for the elimination of federal support for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Sens Markey, Gillibrand Tell President Trump They'll Fight for CPB

Location:
Capitol Building, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
3

Sens Ed Markey (D-MA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) wrote President Donald Trump to register their opposition to defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

PBS Stations in Trump States Would Suffer Most Under Trump’s Cuts

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

The local PBS stations that would be hardest hit by President Trump’s proposed budget cuts are in states that voted for Trump. Public television receives about 15 percent of its funding from federal sources, according to PBS. But in rural parts of the country — most of which voted overwhelmingly for Trump — that federal funding represents a much larger portion of the budget.

Public broadcasting shouldn’t get a handout from taxpayers anymore

Location:
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 52 Vanderbilt Ave #201, New York, NY, 10017, United States
Recommendation:
3

Now that President Trump has unveiled his budget and put public broadcasters on notice that he plans to zero-out the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, alarm bells have gone off. But this defense ignores today’s dramatically changed media environment.

Why Eliminating Government Agencies Is A Lot Easier Said Than Done

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

President Donald Trump's budget blueprint calls for eliminating dozens of government programs and zeroing out funding for 19 independent agencies. And that may only be a preview of things to come as the Trump administration seeks to reorganize the executive branch.

Public Broadcasters Fear ‘Collapse’ if US Drops Support

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

Public radio and television broadcasters are girding for battle after the Trump administration proposed a drastic cutback that they have long dreaded: the defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The President's Attack on Public Broadcasting Puts Him at Odds with the American People

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Public and community media are treasured local institutions that are far more popular than Congress or this president.

Can Big Bird survive President Trump?

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

President Donald Trump overcame more than a dozen Republican opponents, Hillary Clinton, an array of scandals and daunting electoral math to land in the Oval Office. But now, he may have finally met an opponent he cannot slay: Big Bird.

The 19 agencies that President Trump’s budget would kill, explained

Location:
The White House, Washington, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

Some of the 19 agencies President Donald Trump's budget would kill.

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