The U.S. Agency for Global Media — the independent federal agency which operates Voice of America and four other international broadcast sources — has revealed the size of its typical weekly audience — and it’s huge.
The five networks together reached a record-breaking 354 million people in a typical week during fiscal 2020 — and it is “the biggest audience ever” for the agency, which broadcasts in 100 countries, and in 62 languages. The mammoth audience has increased by 4 million since last year.
“People around the world crave independent, unbiased news and I’m so proud that our federal networks and grantees were able to deliver it, especially during COVID-19 when there was so much disinformation,” said Michael Pack, CEO of the agency.
His broadcasters and journalists “work to report the truth to people who need it the most,” Mr. Pack noted in an annual report to Congress released Tuesday.
“The agency endeavors to counter disinformation and propaganda with