Atlanta Local Journalism Initiative
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Dedicated To Creating Programming Designed to Enhance The Quality Of Life For Everyone
It's Time To Re-Claim The Local Content Market
Every city has its own unique culture its what ties populations together. We're committed to working with local journalist and advertisers to produce informative and sustainable programing for local media markets. As media becomes more and more consolidated locally produced content is needed more than ever. We specialize in interview and discussion group formats for broadcast and digital distribution. National media corporations are absorbing local stations at an astonishing rate, community programing is being replaced by general market productions.
For a media conglomerate it’s easier and more cost effective to create general content packaged at a single source for distribution to an infinite number of (affiliate) stations. In the process local concerns get lost and small business advertisers have fewer outlets for promotion. Home grown programing celebrates local achievement, informs citizens and provides opportunities for business participation. We feel it's imperative to re-claim the content void. If you’re a local industry professional contemplating a media project let’s talk.
Our Initiative Offers A New Visibility Platform For Public Service Organizations and Synergy Opportunities For Local Business
Our programs are generally developed under the submission guidelines of Public Broadcasting. However, their specifications also represent the best template for common broadcast submission. GPB serves as a possible broadcast partner for Independent Producers which create informative, high quality local content. They promote programming that is designed to enhance and educate the residents of the state. Georgia is home to a thriving business community, nationally renowned civic leaders and prestigious academic institutions.
Our interviews engage researchers, lawmakers and field experts as well as experienced thought leaders as sources of clear, accurate and impartial analysis and information. Philanthropic partnership opportunities allow us to pursue the type of projects that we value most. We recognize that local journalist are the cornerstone of communities. We're committed to working with all communities throughout the state by creating programming designed to improve the quality of life for its citizens and to highlight the contributions and service of local leaders.
Lack of information is a contributing factor to lower standards of living in terms of health, wealth and overall quality of life. By producing programs that inform, educate and empower audiences we hope to shine a light on important issues which affect the lives of everyday people by looking to those that are best able to provide solutions. Public television is known for journalistic integrity and is highly regarded as a learning environment. It is favored by the affluent and the average alike. We are grateful for an opportunity to submit programming to the platform.
*submission does not guarantee acceptance -please review guidelines for details.
Digital Direct Initiative
Production Support for Local Journalist and Reporters . . .
The mission of this initiative is to provide unaffiliated media professionals with the ability to deliver program episodes with the same level of visual appeal of conventional media broadcast, capable of airing on a variety of media platforms.
Program guest or investigative information must be thoroughly vetted with verifiable sources. We can not accept Religious, Political or Opinion Based Commentary with the exception of medical, legal or technological analysis from qualified field experts. We do encourage diversity of thought, however we do not support “point counter point” exchange programs. While there may be cases where this legitimately applies, recently, and with increased frequency there are those that would use legitimate journalistic platforms as a conduit to intentionally insert falsehoods into the information stream. Accepted projects may consist of on set interviews, anchor presentations or investigations presented in installment format.
While single investigative reports are welcomed, the initiative is primarily geared towards the production of serial programs that can possibility find a home on independent television stations, a Public Broadcasting affiliate or one of the many budding Internet technologies. Some independent stations may differ in technologies or delivery specifications. If you are a journalist developing for a particular station please submit a Technical Compliance Requirement Sheet along with your request.
Solution Based Journalism
Types Of Projects That We Support . . .
As a practical matter we understand the importance of editorial oversight along with the need to curate the focus and flow of information presentations. However, after nearly 30 years of FCC media ownership deregulation, courtesy of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, we find ourselves in a precarious situation. The level of concentrated media ownership now poses a very real risk to information integrity. The notion of market driven information dissemination often finds its-self at odds with authentic public interest. The reduction in information diversity and the lack of accountability of it's sources can only serve to further erode the public trust in the concept of the free press.
In terms of independent journalism the philanthropic landscape has expanded with many missions now directing their attentions to achieving systemic changes. Philanthropic organizations are investing in avenues to find solutions that address the underlying causes of social disrepair. Nowhere is this more evident than the relationship between the public and the press.
In response to the decline of print and locally produced broadcast media, underwriting for journalism has increased significantly. Forward thinking philanthropist are hoping to defend and recalibrate the free press, an institution that has been drastically disrupted. In order for many projects to reach the finish line it may be necessary to take advantage of a variety of funding sources, some may be issue, geographic or demographically specific. After research, information gathering and editorial construction it’s time to consider your on camera presentation. We assist in that phase.
Why We Do It?
On Camera . . .