Subsidies lost, urgency gained

Posted: July 25, 2011

As public broadcasting braces for expected cuts from its most predictable revenue source — the annual CPB appropriation — system leaders are talking as much about saving money as raising more of it. Collaboration and consolidation — ideals that pubcasters … Continue reading

After scandal, fundraisers debate ethics

Posted: July 11, 2011

Having witnessed the damaging one-round knockout of NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller in March, public radio’s development pros are working to adapt the lessons they’ve learned about ethics and prudence into a set of best-practices guidelines for use throughout the field. … Continue reading

Flow plan would push spots deeper into PBS hours

Posted: May 31, 2011

The traditional pledge-drive mantra brags about a piece of public television’s ancestral DNA: “PBS — your home for quality, uninterrupted programming.” So the public reacted fairly predictably when PBS announced at this month’s annual meeting in Orlando that it’s considering … Continue reading

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