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About Us

What We Do

Since 1996, Public News Service has pioneered a model of member-supported journalism to engage, educate and advocate for the public interest. By combining legacy and new media, we reach audiences across geographic and political divides.

Currently, tens of thousands of media outlets receive our content and more than 6,000 nationally are regularly using our stories.

Our members are organizations – NGOs, Foundations and Social Enterprises – and individuals that help “fund a beat,” covering critical issues that receive too little coverage, lifting up often marginalized voices and making greater journalistic breadth available to broadcasters and publishers on any platform.

Public News Service is a small family operated company owned by founder Lark Corbeil (CEO and majority owner) and David Crandall (COO). Founded in 1996 as an S Corporation, PNS is B Corps and GIIRS certified.

How We Do It

Currently, Public News Service manages independent news services in 37 states, reaching a daily audience of 30-50 million. 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.




What We Do

Since 1996, Public News Service has pioneered a model of member-supported journalism to engage, educate and advocate for the public interest. By combining legacy and new media, we reach audiences across geographic and political…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Health & Medicine
  • Job & Workplace
  • Media

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