Cancelled: Earning the Public’s Trust

Cancelled: Earning the Public’s Trust: Journalistic Integrity in a Modern Age
Paula Kerger, President 
and CEO, PBS

Friday, January 26 at 3pm in CAS 145

MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences Building
404 Wilson Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824

Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS, will provide insights on public television’s journalistic role 50 years after the signing of President Lyndon Johnson’s landmark Public Broadcasting Act. She will share how public media has the unique ability to foster civil discourse, which is becoming increasingly important amid a divisive and polarized media climate. She will also share how PBS and local stations are adopting new forms of storytelling and content delivery in news and public affairs programming, while preserving the high ethical standards that help to maintain the public’s trust. 


Paula Kerger is president and CEO of PBS, the nation’s largest non-commercial media organization with nearly 350 member stations. Since her arrival in 2006, Ms. Kerger has made particularly strong commitments to the arts, news and public affairs, high-quality educational content for children and the classroom, diversity, and the use of new digital platforms to bring public media into the lives of all Americans.

Ms. Kerger is also president of the PBS Foundation, an independent organization that raises private-sector funding for PBS, and has become a significant source of revenue for new projects at PBS.