Local Broadcasters Lead the Way for the National Month of Action

As a founding member of the COVID-19 Community Corps, NAB urged all local television and radio stations to kick off a national month of action on June 4, focusing on the goal of vaccinating 70% of adults across the U.S. by Independence Day. Local stations jumped into action, airing interviews with medical experts, answering questions via … Continue reading Local Broadcasters Lead the Way for the National Month of Action

Catch Up with NAB PILOT

PILOT, NAB’s innovation arm, is a coalition of innovators, educators and advocates dedicated to advancing broadcast technologies and cultivating new media opportunities. Catch up with PILOT’s latest events and initiatives below. Innovation Challenge This week, the annual PILOT Innovation Challenge opened submissions. Each year, the Challenge poses a new prompt aimed at pushing broadcasting technology … Continue reading Catch Up with NAB PILOT

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

ABC7 Chicago News Anchor Judy Hsu Reflects on Career and the Value of Local Broadcasting

We close out Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a spotlight on ABC7 Chicago news anchor Judy Hsu, who discussed her career path and work to uplift voices in the AAPI community during her interview for NAB’s Voices from the Field series. Following is an excerpt of her conversation.  When did you first realize you had a … Continue reading ABC7 Chicago News Anchor Judy Hsu Reflects on Career and the Value of Local Broadcasting

Vaccine Education Spotlight: Ad Council’s “It’s Up to You” Campaign

Local radio and television broadcasters have played a critical role in providing factual vaccine information in their communities, supporting and engaging in public service campaign efforts to help build vaccine confidence and address hesitancy. We recently spoke to Ad Council Chief Media Strategy and Partnerships Officer Kathy Kayse about their “It’s Up to You” vaccine … Continue reading Vaccine Education Spotlight: Ad Council’s “It’s Up to You” Campaign

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