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More than people, including children, died as a result of the terrorist attack at the school. Yet despite the overwhelming trust people of all political stripes place in public media, lawmakers have long threatened to gut the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides essential financial support to NPR and PBS stations across the country. Cutbacks and consolidation have decimated local news coverage — making community media outlets more important than ever.
Public-media stations have a historic opportunity to fund the kinds of media people need in New Jersey and beyond. We teamed up with allies to deliver , petition signatures pushing Congress to stop Trump from defunding public media. Share this. Public and community media have the potential to cover stories that mainstream outlets ignore and amplify the voices of those who have been excluded or misrepresented. Despite the modest nature of this investment, lawmakers continually threaten to defund the CPB.
If anything, the federal government should be spending more money per person to strengthen public media nationwide.