About Current

Current is a nonprofit news organization covering public media in the U.S for professionals in the industry. Leaders and staff at NPR, PBS, CPB, public radio and TV stations, independent producers, board members, and national policymakers rely on Current for information, inspiration and insights into this mission-driven field.

Current’s career portal publicmediajobs.org is the leading site for employment and recruitment opportunities in public media.

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Current was founded in 1980 by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, the historic forerunner of both PBS and NPR. For several decades, Current was managed financially by WNET, a leading national producer and PBS station that serves the New York City region.

In 2011, Current became an editorially independent journalistic service of the American University School of Communication, in Washington, D.C.

Assistance from the Wyncote Foundation made this transition possible, and the foundation remains a generous supporter. Current has received grant funding from the Ford Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and sponsorship support from the Knight Foundation.

Current’s service to public media is sustained by subscriptions, advertising  and individual donations. Here’s where you can donate today. Thank you!