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Broadcasters: America's First Informers

University of Oklahoma media arts professor Scott Hodgson and his students, along with Chandra Clark, professor of telecommunications and film at The University of Alabama, compiled stunning footage for a video account of broadcasters' response to the tornadoes that devastated Alabama and Missouri in April 2011. »»»»
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Public Service
The National Association of Broadcasters Public Service department assists local television and radio stations in serving audiences with timely and important community-oriented initiatives on topics such as health, education, safety, volunteerism and civic discourse. Indeed, Broadcasters' unrivaled commitment to public service leads to greater support of local issues, stronger and safer neighborhoods, cleaner cities, successful charities, healthier residents and a helping hand when people need it most. NAB also works to create public awareness of the unique and important role broadcasters play in communities they serve.
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Advances in technology are giving local broadcasters opportunities to find better, more innovative ways to deliver the high-quality programs and services that local communities expect and deserve. NAB Labs and the Technology department helps broadcasters stay relevant and informed in an ever-changing media landscape and supports the development of new technology.
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Staying informed is essential in today's ever-changing media landscape. NAB directs and conducts research projects that strengthen broadcasters' position on public policy issues and provides broadcasters with information to help them make informed business decisions.
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