Public Media Journalism
Local public media organizations across the country are strengthening their roles as primary and essential providers of local public service journalism
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In 2011, SRG's Grow the Audience project took a close look at factors that predict the performance of public radio news stations. We have recalculated these analyses several times. While the performance of individual stations has changed, the patterns have remained consistent over time.
This narrative presents public media's growing role in local journalism as a powerful, distributed network, set within the context of broad declines in journalism across the country. Updated with new data from the national journalism front and the latest census of journalists in our own shops.
Public media added over 1,345 new journalist positions in the 8 years from 2011 to 2019. As we note in the report, we have lost of few of those jobs during the pandemic, but we have also added others as stations keep pushing forward.
American Journalism Project and public media
Report for America and public media
Raising Our Sights in Local Journalism
Transformative Investments in Local Journalism – Making the Case