The PBS Standards & Practices articulate the core principles that ensure the quality and integrity of all content distributed by PBS. These Standards are the cornerstone of PBS’s commitment to serving the public interest and preserving the public’s trust.
In taking this course, you will gain an understanding of the six core principles of the Standards and Practices and the companion Funding Standards and learn how to apply them in practice. Everyone who creates content for PBS is responsible for familiarizing themselves with and adhering to these principles. The Standards and Practices and Funding Standards are intended to provide a critical resource for encouraging and facilitating discussion about whether content is suitable for distribution by PBS. Questions about how best to interpret and apply the Standards in any particular circumstance should be directed to the PBS Standards & Practices team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Familiarize yourself with the six core principles of the Standards: Editorial Independence, Accuracy, Fairness, Transparency, Inclusiveness and Accountability
- Learn best practices for interpreting and applying these principles in your day-to-day work
- Explore hypothetical scenarios to gain an understanding of how to approach common challenges that may arise
- Understand the fundamental tenets of the Funding Standards
Target Audience: Public Media Producers/Stations
Course is offered by Public Broadcasting Service