Life without CPB aid scary to LJC startups

Posted: July 11, 2011

The seven Local Journalism Centers that launched with major support from CPB have suddenly found themselves on a short timeline to find ways to earn more of their keep. So far, CPB has committed only the two-year sums announced at … Continue reading

Georgia ramble turns exposé

Posted: June 13, 2011

Ira Glass didn’t know what he was in for when he walked into the post office in the seaside burg of Brunswick, Ga., and asked the first person he met to name the most interesting character in town. Glass and … Continue reading

Cyberpirates to PBS: watch where you sail

Posted: June 13, 2011

Software vulnerabilities, including an outdated operating system used by, allowed the pirate band of hackers LulzSec to sail deep into the innards of the network’s main website over Memorial Day weekend. The marauders were retaliating for a Frontline documentary … Continue reading

Launch postponed for

Posted: May 16, 2011

PBS has postponed the rollout of an online news aggregation site called that it had planned to start in January or February. … Plans for the news site had grown out of the PBS News and Public Affairs Initiative and a report filed almost two years ago by Tom Bettag, a network news veteran … Continue reading