With FCC’s eye on Daystar, WMFE-TV sale nixed

Posted: March 26, 2012

The FCC has delayed decisions on two transactions involving sales of public TV stations to Daystar Television Network to examine whether the religious broadcaster meets its criteria for localism and educational programming by noncommercial broadcasters. The scrutiny scuttled a deal … Continue reading

Reporters go extra mile with funds from iCrowd

Posted: March 26, 2012

… There’s a lot of hype about crowdfunding — raising production money through a website. So far, the technique hasn’t been able to support full-time journalists, much less a beat, a substantial weekly program or a newsroom. But independent journalists, public media stations, newspapers and web startups all have had successes… Continue reading

No-chat zone ’twixt funders and reporters?

Posted: February 27, 2012

Radio news veteran Jim Asendio resigned as news director of Washington’s WAMU-FM last week after an internal dispute over a private fundraising event turned into a public clash over the editorial firewall protecting the station’s newsroom. Asendio objected when top … Continue reading

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