The thought of losing public broadcasting stations is upsetting. What’s at stake here are news sources willing to cover topics other news stations would never go near, in-depth investigative journalism superior and consistent children’s programming…the list goes on and on.
Can you honestly tell me most Americans would know how to count to 10 in Spanish without Sesame Street?
At this point in my life, overtime I watch TV I watch at least 1 PBS program. Our information sources are so important as I outlined in A Word About Churnalism and Bloggers VS Journalists. Right now Congress is considering serious cuts in funding for all public broadcasting, even though more than half of all Americans enjoy NPR, PBS and other public media web sites every month.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a major investor in Youth Radio. Youth Radio has been a longtime contributor to public media through its development programs that encourage youth to tell their unique stories in collaboration with professional journalists. In this video, we hear from some of the young people who have worked for the organization to understand why public media is important to them.
To find out more about Youth Radio’s work and youth programs, go to youthradio.org