CPB Funds Seven New 'Journalism Centers'
March 25, 2010 at 3:43 PM (PT)
The CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING is funding seven local journalism centers serving public broadcasters in seven regions, with $10.5 million being granted over a two-year period creating 50 new positions.
The centers will include a SOUTHWEST center, "Fronteras: The Changing AMERICA Desk," for KJZZ/PHOENIX, KPBS-F-TV/SAN DIEGO, NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO, KRWG/LAS CRUCES, NM, KUAZ/TUCSON, and KNAU/FLAGSTAFF; a center in the PLAINS, for KCUR/KANSAS CITY, IOWA PUBLIC RADIO, NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION, KBIA/COLUMBIA, MO, HIGH PLAINS PUBLIC RADIO, and KANSAS PUBLIC RADIO, focusing on agribusiness; an UPSTATE NEW YORK center investigating the revamping of the area's economy through technology, for WXXI-A-F-TV/ROCHESTER, WMHT-F-TV/SCHENECTADY-ALBANY, WNED-A-F-TV/BUFFALO, WRVO/OSWEGO, and WSKG-F-TV/BINGHAMTON; an UPPER MIDWEST center on economic issues for MICHIGAN RADIO, WBEZ/CHICAGO, and WVIZ-TV-WCUR (ideastream)/CLEVELAND; and a CENTRAL FLORIDA center on health care, for WUSF-F-TV/TAMPA, WEDU-TV/TAMPA, WGCU-TV/FORT MYERS, WMFE-F-TV/ORLANDO, WMNF/TAMPA, and WUFT-F-TV/GAINESVILLE. Two more centers, in the SOUTH and NORTHWEST, are planned.