Eight public media stations in New England, including New England Public Radio based in Springfield, Massachusetts, have received a $625,538 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to establish a regional news collaboration.
The New England News Collaborative (NENC) will produce multimedia coverage focusing on the region’s energy usage, climate, transportation infrastructure, and its people and immigration issues. This robust partnership will produce dynamic reporting projects for on-air broadcast, digital and web presentations, and a series of public Town Hall-style meetings centered on issues facing New England and its residents.
“The New England News Collaborative will be a multimedia boon to this region. By working together, the eight public media stations that make up this effort will have the opportunity to delve deeper into news coverage and share high-quality reporting at the local, regional, and national level,” said Bruce Theriault, CPB senior vice president of journalism and radio. “CPB is proud to support this new partnership.”
“Thanks to cooperation among public radio stations, our listeners already hear amazing stories and great reporting from around the region,” said Sam Hudzik, NEPR’s News Director. “This new team will take that one step further — working together to really dive into the issues that affect the lives of all New Englanders.”
This regional collaborative is hosted by Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network and includes: New England Public Radio, WBUR, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, Rhode Island Public Radio, and WSHU Public Radio.
The NENC will report for partner stations and collaborate with national programs, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here & Now, and other public media programs in New England.