A new report says that public broadcasters fall short when it comes to providing their audiences with news and information about their city or neighborhood.
“With some notable exceptions, public broadcasting in America has been widely criticized as being insufficiently local or diverse,” concludes Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age. “Public stations do not have a strong record of spearheading local investigative journalism, and most public radio broadcasters have little or no local news reporting staff. Finally, again with some promising exceptions, local public stations have failed to embrace digital innovations as a way to better connect with their communities.”
Monday, October 19, 2009
Public media content at the community level simply does not happen even though public broadcasters enjoy government funding: