Public Media's Commitment to Local Journalism

Public radio and television organizations employ thousands of local journalists to help meet the needs of communities large and small across the United States. At a time when newsrooms are shrinking and local newspapers are disappearing, public media is growing its commitment to local news and expanding its number of journalists.

Public Radio's Local News Reach


Public radio's commitment to local news is large and growing (data from 2020):

- 2,228 local journalists

- 123 public radio organizations committed to local news across 48 states, utilizing ...

- 988 broadcast radio signals and a range of digital platforms to reach ...

- 235 million people, making it the ...

- Largest distributed local news operation in the nation


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