BS in Journalism
This project explores the need for crisis communication planning to be implemented for individual public broadcasting stations. This project will provide insight on what national public broadcasting can do to restore their image during times of crisis. Through literature, research, case studies, it is proven that having an effective crisis communication plan can help provide training, pre-determined best practices, and save time, so an organization can respond as soon as possible. This project will also discuss the publics of public broadcasting, as well as those who are more likely to donate. It will also take into account previous defunding cases of the past and global examples of other public broadcasting systems. One of public broadcasting’s main sources of funding is from listener support; this paper will also examine the practices conducted.