B Impact Report

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Public News Service

Public News Service
Certified Since: July, 2017
Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States
Sector: Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

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Called “the most widely used independent news service you’ve never heard of” (Alternet), Public News Service produces and distributes quality news to fill the gap created by the shuttering of local news operations.

Currently, their independent network of 37 state-based news services reaches an average of 40-50 million people per week through about 8,000 media outlets across the country. By making multi-platform news available without restriction to all other media outlets and practicing “Deep Balance,” their content reaches significant audiences.

While primarily member-supported, they have a native advertising company called SoundBite Service which is a revenue stream to support PNS news. Founders also launched nonprofit Media in the Public Interest to address emergent needs at the intersection of journalism, advocacy and civic engagement.

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