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

Broadcast News Hits High-Water Mark During Year of Upheaval

Over the past year, Americans have been glued to their TVs and radios, soaking up information about the pandemic, civil unrest and elections, and broadcasters have delivered the local news they were seeking to stay safe and informed. Broadcast TV and radio stations increased their investment in local journalism in 2020, highlighting the dedication of … Continue reading Broadcast News Hits High-Water Mark During Year of Upheaval

Is Big Tech Killing Local Journalism?

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?

The Safety of Journalists is Essential to our Democracy

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

Local Broadcasters Providing Trusted Information on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout to Diverse and Rural Communities

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

Resources for Stations Covering Protests

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