NBC follows through on promise to have local TV stations collaborate with nonprofits

The New York Times | Los Angeles Times

As part of the merger application for NBC Universal and Comcast, NBC had pledged to establish partnerships in five of its markets, modeled on the existing relationship between KNSD-TV and voiceofsandiego.org. "Effectively immediately," Brian Stelter reports, "NBC’s station in Chicago will work with The Chicago Reporter blog and magazine; its station in Philadelphia, with WHYY, a public radio station, and its community site NewsWorks; and its station in Los Angeles, with KPCC, a public radio station. All 10 of NBC’s stations will at times collaborate with ProPublica, the acclaimed investigative journalism nonprofit organization." KPCC's Bill Davis tells the LA Times' James Rainey that the partnership means "we can get to the kind of investigative and enterprise stories we wouldn’t be able to singularly." || Related: Study shows that nonprofits pull back on fundraising efforts after getting government grants (Nieman Journalism Lab) || Earlier: Nonprofit news orgs see validation, new funding in Comcast-NBC merger (Poynter.org)

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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