Public radio stations can fill the local news void left by shrinking newspapers and growing – but less reliable – sources of information on the Internet, says Neal Conan, host of National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation.”
“It’s not just the international news that NPR does or the national news, it’s working with public stations, local stations so that they can provide the kind of coverage you don’t get anymore,” Conan says. Watch Conan discuss how member radio stations can become the go-to source for reliable local news:
Public radio stations can find a role in disseminating public service information like weather and traffic news as well as distilling and analyzing the stories coming out of city council meetings and police precincts, Conan says.
“NPR News and its member stations (are) now more important than ever,” he says.
NPR News can also be counted on to be the most reliable news source for the most important news shaping politics and our lives, including the Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s health care law. Watch Conan discuss the importance of NPR’s reliability below:
“It was a huge day for the Constitution and the United States Supreme Court – a huge day for American politics… Changing American politics and reshaping this entire presidential election,” Conan said.
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