(from TampaBay.com) - Tampa public broadcasters, WEDU-Ch. 3, WMNF-Fm and WUSF-Ch. 16/WUSF-FM will be part of a nationwide $10.5-million initiative to improve local journalism across the country.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting this morning announced it will create seven Local Journalism Centers across the country, combining resources from local stations and CPB funds for a two-year project to pioneer new techniques on news gathering and distributing content.
The Tampa stations are part of Central Florida group which includes WGCU in Ft. Myers, WMFE in Orlando and WUFT in Gainesville. This group will focus on healthcare issues in Florida, assembling five reporters, an executive editor, a senior multimedia manager and a “community engagement specialist” to create stories sparking community discussion….Cont….