Let’s Not Overregulate Broadcasters Yet Again Because We’re Upset with Facebook

With the best of intentions, last October the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rules for radio and television broadcasters purportedly designed to help the public better understand when they are watching or listening to content sponsored by a foreign government. NAB agrees with this goal and is willing to support narrowly tailored rules to … Continue reading Let’s Not Overregulate Broadcasters Yet Again Because We’re Upset with Facebook

Can the Employee Retention Tax Credit Help Your Business?

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?

Preserving Local Journalism in the Age of Big Tech

Journalism and the free press are a bedrock of American democracy and for over a century, over-the-air broadcasters have served those values and the public interest in unique and beneficial ways. Yet, even as free, accessible and reliable content remains in high demand, it is being undermined on multiple fronts.  As the advertising market has become dominated by a few giant online platforms, broadcast station advertising revenues have significantly declined, making local journalism, news … Continue reading Preserving Local Journalism in the Age of Big Tech

Broadcasters Celebrate Free Speech Week

As we commemorate Free Speech Week, local radio and television broadcasters are celebrating one of the cornerstones of our democracy and a principle that is critical to the important work of journalists. Every day, radio and television broadcasters exercise their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and of the press to deliver essential, fact-based … Continue reading Broadcasters Celebrate Free Speech Week

This Week at NAB – October 2, 2020

We’re looking forward to a fall of exciting and inspiring virtual events that will bring the industry together and give you the latest insights to succeed in today’s complex business environment. We’re kicking things off with the 2020 Radio Show, hosted online Oct. 5-9. It’s more than just a conference – it’s a convergence of … Continue reading This Week at NAB – October 2, 2020

Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Company Culture One Step at a Time

By Michelle Duke, chief diversity officer, NAB, and president, NAB Leadership Foundation In today's climate of a pandemic, racial tensions and more, building a diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy for your station can be overwhelming and, at times, intimidating. Team members are working from home, and as leaders, we are continually grappling with growing … Continue reading Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Company Culture One Step at a Time

First Amendment Shines Through During Toughest of Times

The following editorial by NAB president and CEO Gordon H. Smith was published in The Hill on Friday, September 25, 2020, to mark the beginning of a celebration of the passing of the First Amendment. Two hundred and thirty-one years ago this week, Congress passed a collection of amendments to the U.S. Constitution, ten of … Continue reading First Amendment Shines Through During Toughest of Times

Ensuring Local Communities are #VoteReady

Today is National Voter Registration Day and local radio and TV stations are ensuring their listeners and viewers are #VoteReady. As voter registration has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, broadcasters play a critical role in helping Americans understand the importance of participating in our democracy. Local radio and television stations’ commitment to driving civic participation has … Continue reading Ensuring Local Communities are #VoteReady

This Week at NAB – September 18, 2020

We’re gearing up for an exciting month of virtual events at NAB! Don’t miss these opportunities to learn and connect with your industry.  NAB Show New York, October 19-29: To the visionaries, the disruptors and the thousands of media and entertainment professionals, this all-new digital experience is designed to ensure you continue pushing the bounds of content each and … Continue reading This Week at NAB – September 18, 2020