Local journalism produced by broadcast radio and TV stations continues to be the most trusted, highly consumed and valued news source for the American public. It is also very costly to produce. Yet, its consumption and the advertising dollars that support it are shifting to technology platforms where broadcasters cannot recoup their investment. Because of … Continue reading Is Big Tech Killing Local Journalism?
Signaling their support for hometown radio stations and their listeners, a bipartisan group of policymakers recently reintroduced the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA). This congressional resolution opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations – sending a strong message to record labels, which for years have tried to … Continue reading Bipartisan Congressional Coalition Stands with Local Radio Against Performance Royalty
Broadcast journalists play an essential role in documenting the pivotal moments that shape our nation and our world. Reporting from the front lines, they deliver what former Washington Post Publisher Phil Graham called “the first rough draft of history.” In 2020, radio and television broadcasters were on the front lines again, covering the historical, remarkable … Continue reading The Safety of Journalists is Essential to our Democracy
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, local television and radio broadcasters have played a critical role in keeping their communities informed about the virus, hospitalization and infection rates and best practices, such as social distancing. With vaccines now available to all Americans aged 16 and up, this role is more important than ever as broadcasters work to … Continue reading Local Broadcasters Providing Trusted Information on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout to Diverse and Rural Communities
From attacks on Asian Americans to civil protests over racial inequality and social injustice, newsrooms across the country face challenging questions regarding reporting on stories centering around race, religion and more. America's local radio and television broadcasters and network partners are dedicated to creating awareness of these important issues impacting our audiences, working with community … Continue reading Resources for Stations Covering Protests
Last week, NAB debuted the first installment of Spotlight Series, featuring members of Congress discussing key initiatives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion and their perspectives on broadcast media. “This series is fostering a dialogue between broadcasters and legislators and shining a light on the issues that are important to America’s diverse communities,” said Michelle … Continue reading ICYMI: Inaugural Spotlight Series Event
Tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. ET, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Media and Broadband will hold a hearing titled "Shot of Truth: Communicating Trusted Vaccine Information." This hearing will examine the role of the media in disseminating vaccine safety and COVID health related information to encourage Americans, particularly those … Continue reading Senate Hearing Preview: “Shot of Truth: Communicating Trusted Vaccine Information”
Coming to you virtually starting at 12:30 p.m. ET today, Monday, April 12, NAB Show Premiere will bring you product announcements, technology releases and innovation reveals from around the world. Leading companies will highlight their latest products and applications that you will also see in person this October at NAB Show. Each day will sign … Continue reading Get Ready for NAB Show Premiere
The National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) advocacy has ensured that COVID-19 pandemic relief passed by Congress includes support for local broadcast stations, including expansion of Paycheck Protection Program. As tax time rolls around for many employers, it’s a good time to see how the various coronavirus relief packages may help your business. NAB’s CARES Act … Continue reading Can the Employee Retention Tax Credit Help Your Business?
During Women’s History Month, NAB is spotlighting prominent women in broadcasting. We talked to Stacey Kauffman, senior vice president and Sacramento-area market manager for Audacy. As market manager, one of the first things she did was educate the staff on the company’s flow of business, trends and performance. She also created an interdepartmental task force … Continue reading Women in Broadcasting: Stacey Kauffman, Audacy