PBS and NPR Receive $10 Million for Local News Coverage

This, this is just awesome … the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is funding a $10 million dollar program to boost local coverage in certain markets.

On Thursday, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting announced the creation of local journalism centers in five regions. NPR and PBS stations in each region will collaborate on covering key issues, including immigration, agribusiness, the economy and health care. They will jointly hire about 50 multimedia journalists.

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