Infographic: Americans Want to Know if the COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective

Today, NAB launched a toolkit that provides local journalists with resources they need to effectively communicate with their communities about the COVID-19 vaccine. Developed in partnership with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the toolkit includes independent research findings, best practices and links to national experts and … Continue reading Infographic: Americans Want to Know if the COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective

Free Press Needs Transparency after Attacks on Capitol

On January 6, a demonstration objecting to the certification of the 2020 presidential election turned into a deadly riot in the halls of the United States Capitol. Reporting from inside and around the Capitol, journalists from broadcast TV and radio to newspapers and digital platforms documented the violence, chaos and panic unfolding in front of … Continue reading Free Press Needs Transparency after Attacks on Capitol

Protecting Journalists’ Safety and First Amendment Rights

“Journalists covering a democratic transition of power in Washington shouldn’t have to run for cover,” said Mark Lodato, dean of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications in a story recounting harrowing attacks on journalists at the riots at the U.S. Capitol last week. “We’ve hit bottom.” Yet, as our nation confronts challenges  on many fronts, … Continue reading Protecting Journalists’ Safety and First Amendment Rights

Resolved: Defending the First Amendment

Yesterday was a new day of infamy in the chronicle of American history as the United States Capitol was attacked by a domestic mob. Amid ire directed at the media, including unsettling reports of journalists’ equipment being destroyed, America’s broadcasters did not relent. We are grateful to the dedicated journalists who risked their lives to … Continue reading Resolved: Defending the First Amendment

Local Stations Inspire Their Communities to Support Charities

FM106.1 and Milwaukee Community Raise $1 Million to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Across the country, local TV and radio stations work with local and national organizations to serve their communities with fundraising radiothons and telethons, education campaigns and food, coat and toy drives. This work has become even more important during the COVID-19 … Continue reading Local Stations Inspire Their Communities to Support Charities

Local TV Sees Audience Boost, Reaching Younger and More Diverse Audiences

These past eight months have been unlike any other period we’ve experienced as Americans. We’ve navigated the challenges of COVID-19, civil unrest and protests over social and racial injustice, unpredictable storms and wildfires, and just recently, one of the most divisive presidential elections in history. And through it all, Americans have turned to their local … Continue reading Local TV Sees Audience Boost, Reaching Younger and More Diverse Audiences

This Week at NAB – November 6, 2020

As eyes across the country are on election returns, we’re proud of the TV and radio stations bringing the most-trusted local, state and national news to their communities. This week, we celebrated that commitment. Take a look at more of NAB’s recent initiatives. Celebrating 100 Years of RadioAs we commemorate radio’s centennial, we celebrate how … Continue reading This Week at NAB – November 6, 2020

Celebrating 100 Years of Radio

Today, we wish a happy 100th anniversary to radio! At 6 p.m. on November 2, 1920, KDKA broadcast the returns of the presidential race between Warren G. Harding and James M. Cox from a shack atop a Westinghouse building in East Pittsburgh. This broadcast cemented KDKA as the station to air the nation’s first commercial … Continue reading Celebrating 100 Years of Radio

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