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KPBS Is Moving Its Online Conversation

At KPBS, we strongly believe in the value of audience conversations about the news and our work, and we also believe in adapting as tools and technology change. It's time for us to move the conversation away from the website comments section, where only 0.3 percent of our online visitors engage.

On April 10, 2017, we will discontinue story-page comments on

Instead, following in the footsteps of other news outlets including NPR, we are focusing our engagement efforts in places where a larger, more diverse audience is connecting: social media.

KPBS has a vibrant and expanded presence on:

Twitter: @KPBS, @KPBSnews, @KPBSMidday and @KPBSEngage

Facebook: and a neighborhood page for Speak City Heights.

Instagram: @kpbsofficial

In addition to our station’s social media accounts, you can engage with our news gathering by joining "KPBS Become a Source," where we reach out to those who sign up for story input and sometimes interviews.

Finally, KPBS journalists regularly use their personal channels to discuss their work. You can find their Twitter handles on the KPBS Staff Page. Here, you can also submit messages directly to our reporters via email.

Since KPBS first launched its online comments section in 2009, the world of social media has changed dramatically, as has KPBS’ digital presence. In this spirit, we will continue to create the best dialogue with you in the hopes of deepening our relationship.


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