Guest Post: National Association of Hispanic Journalists Supports a Culture of Inclusion in News

Guest contributor: Julio-César Chávez, national vice president of Broadcast, National Assocation of Hispanic Journalists The topic of diversity is one that occupies a major part of the agenda of media organizations in 2021. As a result of the changing media landscapes and the increasingly competitive nature of the industry, Latino journalists face numerous challenges already, … Continue reading Guest Post: National Association of Hispanic Journalists Supports a Culture of Inclusion in News

Americans Deeply Value the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press

Every year, the Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan nonprofit foundation supporting the First Amendment, conducts a survey gauging how Americans understand and value those freedoms. In 2020, their survey discovered that a divided America still values the first Amendment, including freedom of the press. 94% of Americans consider the First Amendment vital. More than half of … Continue reading Americans Deeply Value the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press

Voices from the Field: How Broadcasters are Working for Your Community

Broadcasters are first informers, news reporters, investigative journalists, public servants and innovators. Dedicated teams of passionate professionals, including the personalities you know and those working behind the scenes, are hard at work every day to represent the free press, an essential pillar of our democracy. Hear from broadcasters on what drives them to serve their … Continue reading Voices from the Field: How Broadcasters are Working for Your Community

Watch Now: We Are Broadcasters Highlights Trustworthy Local News

Local radio and TV stations are at the heart of our communities – from shining a light on corruption to preparing you for the big storm. Their journalists ensure the news you need is at your fingertips by taking their reporting from the airwaves to websites and social media. But the overwhelming power of Big … Continue reading Watch Now: We Are Broadcasters Highlights Trustworthy Local News

Investments in Local Journalism Pay Off in Our Communities

By Ann Marie Cumming, Senior Vice President, Communications Over the past year and a half, America’s local radio and television stations have provided vital, trustworthy and lifesaving coverage of some of the biggest stories in recent memory. From the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine deployment to nationwide civil rights protests, the 2020 election to natural disasters … Continue reading Investments in Local Journalism Pay Off in Our Communities

Remembering 9/11

On the morning of September 11, 2001, broadcasters across the country brought the nation together to follow news of the 9/11 attacks. Over the 20 years since, local TV and radio stations have been honoring the date annually by bringing their communities together through stories, interviews and service work. "Doing my job and documenting it … Continue reading Remembering 9/11

Resources for Reporters during Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month. For reporters covering suicides, reporting best practices can help to reduce suicide contagion. One study found that there was a 13% increase in deaths following celebrity suicides. Save.org and Cisco have joined forces to support journalists and content creators to reduce the risk of additional suicides by providing this tool … Continue reading Resources for Reporters during Suicide Prevention Month

Broadcasters Provide Emergency Coverage and Lead Relief Efforts During Hurricane Ida

When disaster strikes, broadcasters are a lifeline for their communities. With reporters on the ground to deliver updates during wall-to-wall coverage and deep ties to their communities to support relief efforts, local radio and TV stations provide unparalleled leadership. As Hurricane Ida moved up the east coast from Louisiana to New York this week, stations … Continue reading Broadcasters Provide Emergency Coverage and Lead Relief Efforts During Hurricane Ida

Local Radio and Television Stations Invest in Providing Trusted Journalism

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have looked to their local stations for breaking news updates and information they can trust to keep their families safe. Even with the ubiquity of streaming services and social media, viewers tuned in to their local radio and TV stations for the news that directly impacts their communities. And for … Continue reading Local Radio and Television Stations Invest in Providing Trusted Journalism

The Local Radio Freedom Act Continues to Gain Momentum

A growing number of legislators are supporting a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals members of Congress' opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for simply playing music, now has … Continue reading The Local Radio Freedom Act Continues to Gain Momentum