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PBS: Standards & Practices



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Course Opens:



Self Paced


45-60 Minutes


Public Media Producers/Stations

Course Type:

Open Entry/Open Exit


Certificate upon Completion


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.

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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


  • 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

Course Facilitators

Talia Rosen

Talia Rosen

Vice President, Standards & Practices and Associate General Counsel

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Talia Rosen oversees the PBS Standards & Practices team as it implements the twin pillars of the PBS Editorial Standards and the PBS Funding Standards in order to uphold the mission of independence and trust for all PBS content. Talia additionally manages PBS’s regulatory affairs strategy and engagement work with the Federal Communications Commission.

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