The in Washington, D.C., has announced a $5 million gift from Hubbard Broadcasting to help educate the public about the value of a free and fair press and the five freedoms of the First Amendment.
With its gift, the family-owned, independent national media company becomes the museum's sixteenth founding partner, joining a list of families, foundations, and corporations that have made major contributions to the Newseum. In recognition, the Newseum's concourse level, which is home to the world's first satellite news gathering truck, CONUS 1, will be named the Hubbard Broadcasting Concourse.
Hubbard owns fourteen television stations and forty-eight radio stations across the country, as well as the independent cable and satellite network . Its flagship station is in St. Paul, Minnesota, where the company is headquartered. In addition, the company owns the , which distributes talk radio content to subscribing radio stations in Minnesota and North Dakota. For many years, Hubbard-owned radio station in Washington, D.C., has co-sponsored a program that enabled more than two hundred and fifty thousand students in the Capital region to visit the Newseum free of charge.
"Our family has always been a strong advocate of a free press," said Hubbard Broadcasting chair and CEO Stanley S. Hubbard. "Because it is the only institution solely devoted to educating the public about the fundamental value of First Amendment freedoms and free expression, the Newseum is a great gift to the nation and the world. It's an honor for our family and our company to help support this noble cause."