'The World' from PRX and GBH gets CPB Support to Expand Coverage of War in Ukraine, Humanitarian Crisis

Corporation for Public Broadcasting provides $205,000 for in-depth global reporting, additional editorial support, and safety training

July 12, 2022

BOSTON (July 12, 2022)––International news program “The World” — the daily public radio show from GBH and PRX — will expand and sustain its coverage of the war in Ukraine, with the support of $205,000 in funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the organizations announced today.

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine causes global tumult, and Europe faces its largest ground war and refugee crisis since World War II, CPB’s support will enable “The World” to broaden its human-centered news coverage from the region. In addition, this support will provide for critical safety training, protective gear and services, logistics to equip journalists, and ground support for correspondents and staff.

“The World” will focus on day-to-day realities and stories from Ukraine and of refugees and asylum-seekers and will also report on humanitarian issues impacting many countries, including Poland, Romania, Lithuania, and the United Kingdom.

“We’re grateful to the CPB for this support, which will significantly bolster our coverage of this highly consequential global conflict,” said Dan Lothian, Executive Producer of “The World” from GBH and PRX. “We’ll continue to bring listeners stories of deep human experience and at the same time deliver critical information to listeners as fellow global citizens.”

“As the war in Ukraine, the humanitarian crisis in the region, and Russian disinformation efforts continue, news outlets like ‘The World’ fill a crucial role in bringing fact-based news and information to audiences in the United States and around the world,” said Kathy Merritt, CPB Senior Vice President of Journalism, Radio, and CSG services. “We’re pleased to help ‘The World’ sustain and deepen its high-quality coverage.”

“The World” from GBH and PRX is hosted by Marco Werman and consists of an award-winning team of experienced global journalists. Public radio’s longest-running daily global news program, the show airs on nearly 300 public radio stations across the United States and is available free to audiences everywhere as a podcast.

To hear the latest from “The World,” visit theworld.org.

About PRX
PRX is a non-profit public media company specializing in audio journalism and storytelling. PRX serves independent producers and organizations by helping them connect to their most engaged, supportive audiences. One of the world’s leading podcast publishers, PRX works in partnership with TED, PBS, the Smithsonian, Futuro Media, GBH, Religion of Sports, and more. PRX is also home to Radiotopia, known as one of the most creative and successful podcast networks. In addition, PRX distributes trusted and treasured public radio programming to hundreds of stations nationwide, including “The World,” “The Moth Radio Hour,” “This American Life,” “Snap Judgment,” “Reveal,” “The Takeaway,” and “Latino USA.” PRX programs have won awards from the Peabody Awards, duPont-Columbia Awards, the IDA Documentary Awards, and the Pulitzer Prizes. Visit PRX.org for more.

About GBH
GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. It is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Arthur and Molly of Denali and a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. GBH’s television channels include GBH 2, GBH 44, GBH Kids and national services WORLD and Create. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; CRB Classical 99.5; and CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station. Dedicated to making media accessible to and inclusive of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide with PBS LearningMedia and has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at gbh.org.

About CPB
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,500 locally managed and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. CPB is also the largest single source of funding for research, technology and program development for public radio, television, and related online services. For more information, visit cpb.org, follow us on Twitter @CPBmediaFacebook, and LinkedIn and subscribe for email updates.

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