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Franklin News Foundation acquires Illinois-based Advanced Digital Media

August 23, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher:

Franklin News Foundation (FNF), a leading nonprofit, non-partisan news media organization headquartered in Chicago, is thrilled to announce its recent acquisition of Advanced Digital Media (ADM), operators of, often referred to as the “C-SPAN of Illinois.”

The acquisition further strengthens FNF’s commitment to delivering reliable news coverage and expands its media offerings.

Under the direction of Tony and Lisa Yuscius, ADM has built a 20-year reputation for providing dependable, unbiased and unedited streaming coverage to its customers in Illinois and the television industry at large. By joining forces with ADM, FNF assumes the responsibility of fostering the future growth and development of this trusted platform. The Yusciuses will remain in their current roles with the company.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to grow again and to take on the responsibility for the future of Advanced Digital Media and Blue Room Stream,” Chris Krug, president of Franklin News Foundation, said. “We are excited for Tony and Lisa to join us. ADM consistently delivers reliable, unbiased and unedited streaming coverage to its customers here in Illinois as well as nationally to the television industry. ADM is a terrific match for our organization.

To ensure that more Illinoisans are able to interact with the coverage from Blue Room Stream, FNF will provide free access to select streams while the legislature is in session, and will explore allowing all college journalists in the state to receive free access to the streams we will produce.

As FNF moves forward with this acquisition, it remains committed to delivering unbiased news coverage from state capitols, across the states and on the national stage. The organization is poised to leverage its national reputation for excellence and continue its unwavering dedication to providing the highest-quality news and information to its audiences.

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