Indie Radio and TV Journalists: Finding Work outside Public Media
How important is public radio/TV to independent radio and TV journalists? For both public radio and TV, but particularly TV, independent producers are a critically important source of material. Public media are still very important, but not nearly as important as they used to be, according to an Association of Independents in Radio and Independent Television Service (AIR/ITVS) study discussed by CSM fellow Jessica Clark. About half mostly work with public radio/TV today, while five years ago, nearly three-quarters did. For both, online venues have offered money-making opportunities. The study provides a long-awaited, detailed picture of the relationship between freelance/independent producers and public media.
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