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

Big Tech is Costing Us Our Local News

Local television and radio stations work every day to bring Americans the news they need, whether it’s the daily traffic report, vital investigative journalism or breaking news during an emergency. Producing high quality, essential local journalism takes significant resources, and yet, advertising dollars that support local stations are shifting to technology platforms where misinformation and … Continue reading Big Tech is Costing Us Our Local News

Local Broadcasters Kick Off National Month of Action

At the request of the White House, NAB asked all stations to participate in kicking off a national month of action today, June 4 — a focused push of vaccine education activity in communities across the U.S. to ensure all Americans understand the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine leading up to Independence Day. Stations across the … Continue reading Local Broadcasters Kick Off National Month of Action

Vaccine Education Spotlight: Hearst Television’s “Get the Facts on the Vax” Initiative Fights Misinformation

On June 4, local radio and television broadcasters across the country are participating in a national day of action – a focused day of vaccine education activity in communities across the U.S. to ensure all Americans understand the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Throughout the pandemic, local stations have played a critical role in providing … Continue reading Vaccine Education Spotlight: Hearst Television’s “Get the Facts on the Vax” Initiative Fights Misinformation

ICYMI: Connect to Congress with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (IL)

As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, local broadcasters are shining a light on diversity, equity and inclusion issues that are relevant to our communities and the people who are working towards a brighter future.Earlier this week, NAB held the second installment of the Connect to Congress series, a special event with … Continue reading ICYMI: Connect to Congress with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (IL)

Young Americans Trust Local News the Most

According to a recent poll from Harvard University, when it comes to news, young Americans age 18-29 list local TV as among the most trustworthy sources of information. NAB spoke to young people in the D.C. area about their views on reliable news sources and how they verify the information they find online and on … Continue reading Young Americans Trust Local News the Most