ICYMI: Inaugural Spotlight Series Event

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

Senate Hearing Preview: “Shot of Truth: Communicating Trusted Vaccine Information”

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”

Fact-Checking and Accurate Reporting Fight Disinformation

In communities across the country, local radio and television stations and broadcast networks provide Americans’ most trusted news. The Knight Foundation says, “Local news media are a cornerstone of democracy in the United States. They help keep residents informed of the significant issues facing their cities, towns and nearby areas; hold political and civic leaders … Continue reading Fact-Checking and Accurate Reporting Fight Disinformation

Broadcasters Connect Black Americans with Local News and Entertainment

Broadcast TV and radio stations serve their communities with the most popular programming, important local news and weather, emergency updates and educational information – all for free. 43.6 million households in the United States use an antenna to receive free, local TV programming, and 91% of Americans listen to local radio each week. This unparalleled … Continue reading Broadcasters Connect Black Americans with Local News and Entertainment

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