Indiana Public Broadcasting stations, which include WFIU Public Radio and WTIU Public Television, recently received more than $1.7 million in grant funding.
The funding will allow the stations to expand their statewide news coverage, according to a press release.
The broadcasting group, which includes nine stations, is planning to hire new beat reporters, a full-time managing editor and a dedicated video journalist, according to the release. It also said it hopes to launch a daily, statewide radio talk show by the end of the summer.
The release said the grants came from the Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
“This is a tremendous endorsement of the power of public media,” WFIU-WTIU general manager Perry Metz said in the release.
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