Indian Country Today is starting a weekday newscast airing at 4 p.m. EST, to help inform tribal nations about the pandemic and to see how the novel coronavirus is impacting Native people. They will also cover other stories that arise during this crisis.
ICT is also partnering with FNX/First Nations Experience to air the newscast every night at 7 p.m. PDT.
FNX reports that it’s network is carried by 22 affiliate stations broadcasting into 14 states from Alaska to New York with a potential viewing audience of more than 46 million people across the United States. (Map of stations.) FNX is also available in the greater Los Angeles media market over-the-air on KVCR in San Bernardino.
Tribal stations, PBS affiliates, and other non-profit media are welcome to air the newscast as well as a public service.
They are also producing a version for radio stations, including a five minute newscast at the top of every program.
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In addition, ICT provides daily updated coverage of the virus and its impact on Indian Country through their COVID-19 syllabus here.