CPB Funds New Local Journalism Center
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has devoted a $1.4
million grant toward the creation of a new, multimedia local journalism center
that will focus on energy issues, according to a recent announcement.
The seven public television and radio stations collaborating
on the Energy LJC include Rocky Mountain PBS/KUVO(FM), which will serve as the
lead station, along with KUNC(FM), Colorado Public Television, Wyoming Public
Media, Wyoming PBS and Prairie Public Broadcasting. Using a data-centered
approach, the LJC will explore opportunities and consequences of energy policy,
production, use and innovation.
Other CPB-funded local journalism centers include “EarthFix,”
based in the Northwest, “Fronteras” in the Southwest, “Harvest” in the Midwest, “Innovation
Trail” in Upstate New York, and the “Southern Education Desk” in (as you
might guess) the South.