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SessionAccess.org Launched by Public Broadcasters 88.7 KUNR-FM and KNPB-TV



Special news site focuses solely on Nevada Legislative Session

Northern Nevada’s two public broadcasters have teamed up to create something new: a website dedicated solely to coverage of regular and special sessions of the Nevada legislature.

SessionAccess.org is now live and will provide frequent, in-depth coverage and quick updates on developments from Carson City during the session. The collaborative effort between KUNR (88.7 FM, NPR) and KNPB (Ch. 5 TV, PBS) comes with a tangible commitment from each station to on-the-ground reporting in Carson City.

“By combining our coverage efforts, SessionAccess.org will have one of the best-staffed news organizations covering the legislature in Carson City,” said KUNR News Director Brandon Rittiman. “This allows us to avoid duplicating our efforts and cover a broader swath of topics during what promises to be one of the most heated sessions in Nevada history.”

Original content produced by each of the two stations on SessionAccess.org; they’ll share content for broadcast on the air as well.

You’ll also find relevant stories from other Nevada news outlets.

“SessionAccess.org will be a valuable hub for two kinds of users,” KNPB News Director Michael Hagerty said. “Political junkies who want to focus solely on news from the legislature will find it useful and so will average citizens who want to be informed and have complex issues explained in everyday language.”

Sessionaccess.org will provide coverage of the State of the State address and events leading up to the 76th legislative session.

It’s the goal of both stations to keep this project going through all future regular and special sessions of the legislature.

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