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North Dakota News Cooperative Launches North Dakota Poll

The North Dakota News Cooperative (NDNC) announced today that it has developed a new public opinion research service that will measure current attitudes and opinions on a variety of public policy and consumer issues. The North Dakota Poll (ND Poll) will be the only regular, non-partisan statewide survey of eligible North Dakota voters and consumers. “The ND Poll will be the most comprehensive, cost-effective and accurate polling ever conducted in the state of North Dakota,” said Steve Andrist, NDNC co-chair. “We developed this new service to guide our own news coverage, but also want to make it available to others.” The ND Poll will serve as an “omnibus” survey providing media organizations, trade associations, businesses, government agencies and other interested groups with an affordable opportunity

Local TV Is Dying? Pretty Far From It

Sixty-eight percent of Millennials and Gen-Zs still seek out local news via streaming It has long been a given that local television would be a victim of the move to streaming. Streaming services were national, the thinking went, as, increasingly, was every other form of media, from social media to streaming music sites like Spotify to formerly regional publications like the New York Times. So why would viewers want local television, especially a younger generation who barely understood the concept of broadcasting TV? There are plenty of reasons, it seems, from a strong affinity for local news and local culture to a broadcast industry that is adapting to the streaming era. Throw in the dissolution of the monoculture that made national media so necessary, and you’ve

With Deadlock Broken At FCC, NAB Head Curtis LeGeyt Is Pushing Agency To Think Big.

Now that the FCC is set to have five commissioners, National Association of Broadcasters President Curtis LeGeyt hopes the agency will be “more ambitious” in its goals than it was while deadlocked 2-2 along party lines. LeGeyt says having a full boat will allow the Commission to pursue several “necessary reforms” that will benefit the radio and television industries. “An FCC fully seated with all five commissioners can be the catalyst to keep broadcasting strong for the millions who depend on our free, locally focused service,” he writes in a blog post.

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Spotlight on ND National Guard

Congratulations ND ARNG Lt. Colonel Shawn Markovic on your recent promotion.

Brig. Gen. Jackie Huber, N.D. deputy adjutant general, gives remarks at the ceremony observing the 22st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Bismarck, N.D., September 11, 2023.


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