Media Coverage & News Releases

PBS Digital Innovators Program Announces Call for Applicants

December 12, 2016

Now in its 5th Year, Annual Program Recognizes Top PreK-12 Educators Using Digital Technology and Tools in the Classroom Arlington, VA, December 12, 2016 – Beginning today, educators from across the country—classroom changemakers who excel at using technology and digital media to spark excitement and drive learning in their classrooms—are encouraged to enter the 2017 PBS Digital […]

Health News Florida Wins National Edward R. Murrow Award

June 29, 2016

Health News Florida, a statewide multimedia and broadcast collaboration between WUSF Public Media, WMFE 90.7, and WLRN Public Radio and Television, has been honored with the 2016 national Edward R. Murrow award for “Best Small Online News Organization Website.” The national Murrow award is considered one of the most prestigious honors in the broadcast and […]

Get emergency info on free Florida Storms mobile phone app

August 28, 2015

  GAINESVILLE, Fla.  – Florida residents and visitors have a new resource to help them prepare for destructive storms and other emergencies.  The Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) today launched Florida Storms , a free, mobile weather application that offers a simple way to stay informed of potential weather and other hazards, backed by […]

FPBS Urges Legislature To Fund LearningMedia

July 20, 2015 / June 11, 2015 TALLAHASSEE – FPBS, the Association of Public Media in Florida, is urging the legislature to provide $1 million in funding for the continued of support the newly-enhanced Florida PBS LearningMedia.  Last year’s state funding allowed Florida to be the first in the nation to create an indexed and alignment of […]

Florida PBS Unveils Free Digital Learning Platform

July 20, 2015

By JENNIFER HARWOOD | Panama City News Herald Writer Published: Thursday, December 4, 2014 TAMPA — One of America’s most trusted sources for high-quality educational programming has introduced a digital learning platform aimed at keeping up with the state’s revamped education standards. Florida PBS Learning Media gave hands-on training to educators attending the Florida School […]

PBS Digital Learning Resources Are Customized For Florida Schools

July 20, 2015

Posted by Mary Riker 12/11/14  WSRE-TV Pensacola, FL, December 10, 2014—Florida’s teachers, students and lifelong learners now have access to thousands of customized digital learning resources at no cost through Florida PBS stations, including WSRE, with support from the Florida Legislature. Florida Public Broadcasting System was awarded $1 million in the 2014-2015 state budget to […]

Florida PBS Launches Free Learning Website

July 20, 2015

By Leslie Postal / Orlando Sentinel / February 16, 2015 A new PBS website aims to give Florida teachers, parents and students an easy way to find videos, documents and interactive tools to “help bring learning to life.” The Florida PBS LearningMedia site launched in December, with more than 100,000 “assets” that can be searched […]

Florida Legislature Cuts Funding For PBS LearningMedia

July 3, 2015

6/30/15 Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a state budget last week that did not include a renewal of $1 million in funding for the state’s customized PBS LearningMedia platform. Florida’s Association of Public Media (FPBS), an alliance of the state’s 26 public broadcasters, introduced LearningMedia to the state in 2012. The digital platform gives students […]

Craig Fugate Sends Letter of Thanks to WUFT and Acknowledges Vital Role of FPREN Network

August 25, 2014

Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, sent a letter of thanks to the UF College of Journalism (WUFT), praising the team for their assistance in the public information efforts in advance of Hurricane Arthur. Read the full letter here. Download a PDF of the letter here: FEMA Craig Fugate-Media Properties Letter 2014

Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Program

September 16, 2013

PBS TV Program Partnered with Classroom Activities Demonstrate Significant Improvement in Student Vocabulary Across Florida During the 2012-2013 school year, Florida public broadcasting stations across the state implemented The Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Program, an educational outreach program that demonstrated noteworthy improvement in vocabulary acquisition and comprehension for elementary school students. Implemented in 19 schools […]

WUSF Public Media Handed Over “My Last Tour” Material to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project

August 3, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WUSF Public Media Handed Over “My Last Tour” Material to the Library of Congress Veterans History ProjectAudio and archival material features interviews with U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Rex Temple during the airman’s final deployment to Afghanistan  TAMPA, Fla. (August 3, 2012) – More than 30 people gathered last Friday afternoon at […]

Budget vetoes seen as less likely in Gov. Scott’s second year

April 8, 2012

Gov. Rick Scott says he doesn’t expect to come “anywhere close” to  last year’s record $615 million in budget vetoes as he wraps up his review  of the legislature’s new $70 billion spending plan. Scott attributed his anticipated lighter touch with the veto pen to  legislators getting the message last year. The first-year governor was  […]

Ask Rick Scott to Restore FPBS Funding

February 20, 2012

Ways You Can Help Save Public Broadcasting If you support state funding for public broadcasting, we hope you’ll contact Governor Scott and tell him.  You can join this effort in many ways: Send an email to Governor Scott using the form below. Send a letter to Governor Scott via email or snail mail.  A sample […]

Pain eases to Florida school budgets under House plan, but needy to suffer more cuts

January 25, 2012

TALLAHASSEE — A House panel approved a $1 billion boost in public school spending Wednesday, backing Gov. Rick Scott’s push to begin replenishing dollars for classrooms which suffered even deeper cuts last year. The proposed, election-year increase looks certain to force sharp cuts in health and social service programs for the poor, elderly and disabled. […]

FPBS launches Florida PBS LearningMedia

January 25, 2012

The new digital learning library aims to increase student achievement throughout Florida FPBS, the association of public media in Florida, announced today the launch of Florida PBS LearningMedia, a free digital public media platform to serve as an education resource for PreK-12 classrooms in Florida.  Utilizing more than 18,000 high-quality resources from PBS stations and […]

The Association of Public Media in Florida Launches New Brand, Website

January 23, 2012

New name and graphics meant to better convey role of public broadcasting in the state of Florida The association of public broadcasters in Florida announced today the organization has updated its brand. Formerly known as Florida Public Broadcasting Service, Inc. the organization has now changed its name to FPBS. With the new name, the association […]


January 10, 2012

SciGirls WFSU Mag Lab Launched in 2006, SciGirls WFSU Mag Lab is a two-week hands-on summer camp run by The National High Magnet Field Lab and WFSU that inspires middle and high school girls to pursue careers in science. SciGirls I and SciGirls II camps accept rising sixth graders through tenth graders as well as […]

Florida public broadcasters search for solutions to their funding crisis

January 10, 2012

At WUSF Public Media, they shut down a program to read periodicals for the blind, laid off two people and declined to replace two more. At WEDU-Ch. 3, they’ve avoided fully replacing departing staffers and may drop programming from the Florida Channel. Go to the Tampa Bay Times online to read the full story by Eric […]

Year-round coverage of Florida Government

January 6, 2012

  Florida’s public broadcasting stations serve as the statewide delivery system for the Florida Channel and community public affairs programming. In addition to the gavel to gavel coverage of the Florida legislative session, our stations provide year round coverage of Florida’s state and local government, as well as important issues impacting our state.

State Impact

January 5, 2012

This pilot journalism project is focused on examining how education policies made by state government impact lives, communities and the economy, and telling the story through explanatory, data-driven reporting. The initiative is designed to fill the void that’s been created in statewide and local reporting by the downsizing of print reporters and wire services that […]

Florida PBS Learning Media

January 5, 2012

Florida’s public broadcasting stations have launched Florida PBS Learning Media. The free and innovative digital education service developed to support curriculum-based teaching and learning from pre-K through college. In addition to providing unprecedented access to a comprehensive library of high quality programming resources from PBS and other public media producers, this next-generation platform features open source technologies […]

American Graduate Program

January 5, 2012

American Graduate is a public media initiative designed to address the dropout crisis within Florida’s communities.  The project helps convene conversations and strengthen partnerships between public broadcasting stations and local schools, businesses and community organizations to help students stay on the path to a high school diploma. Public media resources are focused on this project […]

FPBS and Emergency Management

January 4, 2012

FPBS is a critical link in the state’s Emergency Management Network during a crisis. Through our statewide communications network and unique infrastructure, our stations provide key safety and evacuation information updates to residents during hurricanes and other natural disasters. We are equipped and prepared to stay on air during times of crisis. For additional information, […]


July 11, 2011

Major Journalism Partnership Creates Network Of Station-Based Public Radio Journalists Dedicated To Covering Impact Of State Government Actions Washington,D.C.– NPR and public radio stations in eight states are collaborating to pilot StateImpact, an ambitious local-national journalism initiative to   report on state government actions and their impact on citizens and communities. The partners include NPR member […]