Will pubradio make same mistakes as pubTV and newspapers?

By Dru Sefton

Might public radio be heading down the same rocky road as newspapers and public television? That’s what pubradio consultant John Sutton is pondering in his latest column. Several top executive positions at NPR, he notes, have recently been filled by former pubTV and newspaper people. Thus, “public radio is well-positioned to repeat many of the same mistakes made by PTV and the newspaper industry. It will take much more than smartphone apps, mobile websites, and local news to avoid the fate of these other industries.”

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