Public News Service (PNS)


Member-supported news service that advocates journalism in the public interest. PNS's network of state-based news services distribute high quality public interest news and information to both mainstream and alternative media on a daily basis. HQ in Boulder, CO.
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Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): Media
Acronym or short name: PNS

Currently, we manage independent news services in 36 states. While the issues vary, our state-based producers cover a broad range of social, community and environmental topics.

To support democracy and promote public dialogue in a rapidly changing media environment, Public News Service (PNS) is a member-supported news service that advocates journalism in the public interest. PNS’s network of state-based news services distribute high quality public interest news and information to both mainstream and alternative media on a daily basis. Support comes from non-profit organizations, foundations, individuals and businesses for social responsibility.

Our stories examine the effects of policy on areas that receive too little coverage, lifting up often marginalized voices and making greater journalistic breadth available to broadcasters and publishers on any platform.
How We Do It

On a day-to-day basis we link with hundreds of grassroots organizations who keep us informed on a cross-cutting range of social justice, environmental and economic issues. Currently, tens of thousands of media outlets receive our content and more than 8,000 nationally are regularly using our stories, reaching a combined national weekly audience of Over 50 Million.



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In Civil Court, Most Low-Income Nevadans Can’t Get Attorneys

Public News Service (PNS)
August 1, 2018
If you can't afford an attorney, one will be provided for you in American criminal courts. But that isn't the case in civil courts, and a new study examines the thousands of cases each year of Nevadans facing the legal system without representation.

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Legal-Service Aid for Vulnerable North Dakotans on Chopping Block

Eric Tegethoff
Public News Service (PNS)
April 18, 2017
Tucked into the Trump administration's proposed $54 billion cut to domestic programs, is the complete defunding of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), a funding organization that helps provide free legal services on civil matters to poor Americans.

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Free Legal Help Available for Transgender Nevadans, Post-Election

Suzanne Potter
Public News Service (PNS)
November 29, 2016
Legal advocates in Nevada are offering free help to transgender people who want to change their name and gender marker before the new administration takes office.



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