Rodney Benson is associate professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University and co-author of the Free Press report Public Media and Political Independence: Lessons for the Future of Journalism from Around the World.
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Monday, March 14, 2011
The Case for Spending More on Public Broadcasting
Once again, America's public broadcasters face the real possibility that their federal funding will vanish. This time, opponents are using the results of a dubious sting operation and the federal deficit as rationales for scrapping spending. But during an economic crisis, we need more reporting, more coverage, and more accountability, not less.