COMMENTARY BY ANN MARIE CUMMING

Broadcasters Are America’s ‘First Informers’

Regardless of individual broadcasters’ level of commitment to public service, there is no role stations embrace more seriously than that of “first informer.” Indeed, during times of crisis, no technology can replicate broadcasting’s reliability in reaching mass audiences. It is also during these times when an ethos prevails among broadcasters — an ethos that compels stations to go “the extra mile” for the safety and well-being of viewers and listeners.

Cumming Named NAB Communications VP

Ann Marie Cumming will handle public policy outreach, manage media activities for the NAB Show and be responsible for NAB’s Public Service Initiatives division.