Local Journalism Initiative

Announcement and Panel Discussion

Watch as CPB President and CEO Patricia Harrison announces CPB's investments in key initiatives to enhance journalism across public media, utilizing radio, television and digital platforms.

President and CEO of PBS Paula Kerger and the President and CEO of NPR Vivian Schiller (via video) discuss other new programs on the topic.

Hari Sreenivasan (Correspondent, PBS NewsHour) moderates a panel discussion on the role of public media in local, national and international reporting. The panel will include Tom Rosenstiel (Founder and Director, Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism), Nishat Kurwa (News Director, Youth Media International), Tom Karlo (General Manager, KPBS TV-FM), Kinsey Wilson (Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, NPR) and Larry Irving (Vice President, Hewlett-Packard Company).

Press Release

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