Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local television and radio broadcasters have played a critical role in keeping their communities informed about the virus, hospitalization and infection rates and best practices, such as social distancing. With the vaccine rollout across the nation, this role is more important than ever as broadcasters work to educate viewers, answer their questions and target misinformation.Learn More »
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, there has been a disturbing and dramatic increase in anti-Asian American rhetoric and acts of violence across the country. For many in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, the recent uptick in overt aggression was just the latest in a long history of racism and discrimination in America. Following the March 16 killings of eight people, including six Asian women, in Atlanta, Ga., local television and radio broadcasters shined a light on the collective mourning for the victims and educated viewers and listeners on the issues facing the AAPI community.Read the Story »
America's local radio and television stations and broadcast networks are on the front lines covering monumental stories that impact our local communities and nation. Broadcasters are a pillar of American democracy, a free and open press whose resolve to bring truth to light cannot be broken. Hear from these voices from the field on why they are passionate about being broadcasters and what drives them to always be there for their communities.
Femi Redwood, correspondent, CBS News and 1010WINS Radio in New York, joins Voices from the Field to talk about her journey into broadcasting, what it means to be a lesbian journalist and her advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ community and how journalists and news organizations can better cover LGBTQ issues.View the Story