About NASBA

The National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations represents the leaders of the 50 state broadcast associations, the core of the NAB's grassroots program. Members of NASBA enjoy one-on-one relationships with their House and Senate members, and Congressional staff members count on NASBA's insight and opinions as legislation is being considered.

NASBA has played an integral and important part in shaping the debate on issues surrounding the 1996 Telecom Act, the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act and low-power FM service. Most recently, NASBA has played an important role in repelling the push for mandatory free air time, and it has also been instrumental in assisting the NAB in our bi-annual community service survey.

NASBA is governed by a 5-member Executive Board and a part-time staff.

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What Local TV Should Know Before Taking Off With Drone Journalism

by Felippe Rodrigues, MediaShift

Is there anything in journalism that screams innovation more than drones? Since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) instituted new rules in 2016, unmanned aircraft equipped with cameras have become popular in newsrooms like Chicago’s CBS2, Norfolk’s The Virginian Pilot, and The New York Times. But should every news videographer be running out to get one?

“The question is ‘what purpose is the drone serving in the story?’” says Matt Waite, a professor at the University of Nebraska who in 2011 founded the Drone Journalism Lab to study the technology and train journalists on the use of drones. Waite believes that incorporating drones into your newsroom is not that simple of a choice. Instead, like any shoot, the planning should be meticulous.

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