Wednesday roundup: INN hits 100 members, judge delays Pacifica ruling

By Current Staff

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• The Investigative News Network, an organization of nonprofit investigative newsrooms, has hit 100 members. INN announced the milestone Tuesday. Among the newest batch of members that helped push INN into triple digits are Chicago-based magazine In These Times, Connecticut’s CT Mirror, Charlottesville Tomorrow, North Carolina Health News and the Solutions Journalism Network. INN launched in 2009 with 24 member groups.

• Resolution of the ongoing legal war over the status of Summer Reese, the ousted former executive director of the Pacifica Foundation, will have to wait until May 6. Reese has continued to work as executive director despite being let go in March and, along with supporters, has barricaded herself inside Pacifica’s headquarters in Berkeley, Calif. She filed suit in Alameda County, Calif., Superior Court to get her job back, and a majority of Pacifica’s board of directors countersued to have the court remove Reese. At a hearing Monday, the judge declined to rule on the measure and instead will hear both requests May 6.

• The Latino Public Radio Consortium is in the early stages of a new initiative, Más Public Media, which it hopes will “increase opportunities for Latino public media professionals at every level of programming, production, and management.” Silvia Rivera, managing director of Vocalo and co-chair of the consortium, said details are forthcoming. A first step will be to create an advisory group, she said.

• The San Francisco lifestyle site 7×7 has a thing for Steve Goldbloom, host of PBS Digital Studios’ Everything But The News. In a Q&A, Goldbloom discusses his favorite thing to eat in San Francisco (plantain burritos from Little Chihuahua), favorite afternoon activity (“I stay in my apartment and melt cheese on things”), and other interests. Everything But The News, which pokes fun at journalism and the tech industry, is shot in San Francisco and features cameos by NewsHour anchors.

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