U.S. International Media is in need of reform

WASHINGTON—Highlighted by Voice of America, U.S. International Media, which is overseen by the independent federal agency Broadcasting Board of Governors, reaches more than 270 million people worldwide every month. These media outlets have long been supporting U.S. public diplomacy but have been in need of an update from what Robert Bole describes as “1980s era broadcasting look and feel” in an article on The Hill. Legislation signed by President Obama sought to reform BBG and USIM. Though President Trump’s administration continues talk of changing the structure of U.S. media, Bole says the process of reform has sputtered to a stop. Bole stresses the need to push forward with the update to a digital-first model and to share the values of the U.S. in the 21st century.

For more information, read the full article on The Hill.