One of the FCC stipulations of the Comcast NBCU merger was the incorporation of non-profit journalism centers into NBC newsrooms. They are charged with maintaining and increasing local news coverage, the regulation based on the relationship between KNSD-TV and VoiceofSanDiego.org. KNSD airs the segments, but really cant take all the credit for them. They are largely the work ofVoiceOfSanDiego.org, a local nonprofit journalism center that has been sharing news tips, co-producing and supplying content to the station for several years. [...] Under the terms of the FCC order approving Comcasts takeover of NBCU, at least half of NBCs 10 O&Os have to find a nonprofit news center with which to work within the next year. The order cites the KNSD-VoiceOfSanDiego.org alliance as the model for what it would like to see in other NBC markets. Proponents of the growing nonprofit news movement are hoping that NBCs FCC-mandated efforts will bear fruit and encourage other commercial TV stations to seek out nonprofit partners. Voice of San Diego is a member of INN (Investigative News Network) which is funded by the Open Society Institute.