Emily Barr: Stations Often ‘Last Local News Source Standing’

Emily Barr, former president and CEO of Graham Media Group, gave an impassioned speech at the B+C Hall of Fame as she was inducted April 14. Barr urged local broadcasters to stay strong amid their mounting challenges. She also blasted social platforms for borrowing from local TV, and networks for shifting broadcast shows to streaming.


Local Broadcasting Generates GDP Of $1.17T

The NAB-commissioned economic impact study also finds 2.52 million jobs attributable to local TV and radio stations every year.