About Current

Current is a nonprofit news organization covering public media in the U.S. Public broadcasting professionals, including radio and TV station and network employees, independent producers, and national policymakers, rely on Current for information, inspiration and in-depth coverage of our vibrant, evolving, mission-driven field.

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

Learn more about Current’s staff.


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.

In addition, Current’s service to public media is sustained by advertising, institutional and individual subscriptions and donations.