Stewards for the media future

Posted: October 18, 2010

What public broadcasting can do to plan for its own future and for federal policies that serve the public interest In the first part of this commentary in Current Oct. 4 [2010], Wick Rowland, an early PBS planner and now … Continue reading

Adrift, mute and helpless

Posted: October 4, 2010

Why everyone but public broadcasters is making federal policy for public media The FCC’s recent National Broadband Plan and its Future of the Media initiative have highlighted a chronic problem in U.S public broadcasting: The system has no long-term policy … Continue reading

Radio gets in on the Act

Posted: March 28, 2005

The plan was for a Public Television Act with no mention of dusty old radio. Not everyone signed on to the plan. Readers’ sympathies will be divided by this narrative adapted from Jack Mitchell’s new book, Listener Supported: The Culture … Continue reading

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