ILCA invites members to get to know Public News Service, a wire service that distributes stories about workers and unions. Here’s a video introduction.

PNS is sharing the following message with ILCA members.

If you’re planning media outreach as part of your election and legislative communications, consider becoming a member of Public News Service. As a newswire for public interest news, PNS has over 20 years of experience working with local media outlets around the country to produce the news, rooted in solid journalistic ethics, that reaches a wide audience who is far beyond the traditional “choir” of progressive advocates.

Currently PNS reaches over seven million people a day on AM talk radio, Christian broadcasting, top-of-the-hour FM drive-time across music genres, and community broadcasters, as well as local newspapers, TV stations, and online/mobile. PNS has the expertise and desire to tell your stories and move the public narrative towards positive change. PNS manages independent news services in 37 states. PNS stories can be distributed statewide, regionally, or nationally.

PNS members are organizations – NGOs, unions, foundations, and social enterprises – and individuals that “fund a beat,” covering critical issues that receive too little coverage, lifting up often marginalized voices, and making greater journalistic breadth available to broadcasters and publishers on any platform. On a day-to-day basis, producers link with hundreds of grassroots organizations who keep PNS informed on a cross-cutting range of social justice, environmental, and economic issues. PNS members pitch stories on their beat, or PNS producers reach out to members with ideas.

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Public News Service member, contact Josh Wise, Director of Business Development, at jwise@publicnewsservice.org or (952) 818-5474.