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

Unvetted war story slips past producers

Posted: February 13, 2012

A commentary created through an experimental radio project of the New America Foundation turned a harsh spotlight on the editorial vetting process at Marketplace, which broadcast a first-person account Jan. 30 [2012] of a man who falsely claimed to be a … Continue reading

Bay Area news nonprofits consider merging

Posted: February 13, 2012

Two high-profile news nonprofits in the San Francisco area, The Bay Citizen and the Center for Investigative Reporting, will make a final decision early next month about whether they’ll merge. If they do, job losses appear certain. The two announced … Continue reading

Capacity: Radio’s local newsrooms weigh in

Posted: January 30, 2012

As the chorus calling on public media to add more local journalists grows, let’s be mindful of the specific ways adding journalists can dramatically improve local public service. Just by enlarging its newsroom to four, five or six journalists, a … Continue reading

Closing of news bureau leaves regrets, questions

Posted: December 12, 2011

There was no shortage of ideas for keeping Capitol News Connection afloat. CNC’s stock in trade was chasing down politicians for local legislators’ take on the day’s developments in Congress. Before it was shuttered in September, public radio’s little nonprofit … Continue reading

APM acquires Knight-nurtured Spot.us crowdfunding site

Posted: December 12, 2011

Minnesota-based American Public Media announced Nov. 29 the future cohabitation of two new-media tools for use by public media newsrooms. APM’s Public Insight Network (PIN), which helps journalists find story topics and sources in their communities, has acquired Spot.Us, a … Continue reading

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