As the official trade association of broadcasters across the Peace Garden State, the North Dakota Broadcasters Association
is the authoritative source for information about radio and television stations throughout the state.
144 organizations have signed a statement to state, tribal and local public institutions voicing concerns about transparency and access to meetings and records as these institutions respond to the Coronavirus emergency and continue their administrative deliberations. Organizations representing diverse constituencies and political ideologies have joined together to advise these governing bodies that real time public engagement in government proceedings and unfettered access to information must not be sacrificed to streamline deliberations and decision making.
Nieman Labs (Harvard University)
The coronavirus pandemic threw a ginormous flaming curveball at the news media industry, from turning newsrooms remote to eviscerating whole streams of revenue. It’s really easy to panic when you don’t know what the next day or even the next hour will bring, much less how to plan for it.
As the outbreak worsened, journalists in the Journalists of Color Slack channel started talking about their anxieties and decided they wanted to jump into action to help their colleagues, from freelance reporters to editors and managers.
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- Breaking News: FCC Extends Deadlines for KidVid Reports and Programs/Issues ListsEarly this afternoon, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing an extension of broadcasters’ deadlines for certain filings in light of the disruptions being caused by the coronavirus epidemic. Specifically, the FCC indicated that: As a result of the fluid and challenging situation caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Media Bureau hereby extends the […]
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- NAB Statement on Proposed Rules for Use of 6 GHz Band for Unlicensed UseWASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to proposed rules by the FCC to permit unlicensed devices to operate in the 6 GHz band currently used by radio and TV broadcasters for electronic newsgathering, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
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