The goal of the Philadelphia PBS station’s new collaborative, multiplatform community journalism project, which explores urban decline and renewal in the Keystone State, is to examine day-to-day life in Pennsylvania, where four out of 10 residents live in areas declared financially distressed. The project, Keystone Crossroads: Rust or Revival? includes reporting via television, radio, newspapers, Web and social media.
Contrary to what might be expected in these recessionary times, the group owner is investing money in people and infrastructure to create a news department that will provide on-air, online and mobile programming for its three Indiana stations.
For its Election Day coverage, the ABC Chicago O&O will offer local election updates all evening long, on-air and online as well as delivering results via Web-enabled cell phones and wireless handheld devices.
Nov. 2 coverage on Philadelphia’s NBC O&O will also include WCAU’s newest platform, its NBC Philadelphia Nonstop subchannel.
The Chicago NBC O&O will offer expanded coverage on Nov. 2 on both its main channel and multicast ch. 5.2 plus live streaming on its NBCChicago.com.