Judge dismisses three lawsuits against Clash

Posted: July 1, 2013

Three lawsuits filed against former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash were dismissed by a federal judge who ruled July 1 that the statute of limitations had run out. U.S. District Court for Southern New York Judge John G. Koeltl dismissed … Continue reading

Major layoffs ahead for New York’s WBAI

Posted: July 1, 2013

The Pacifica Foundation will lay off 75 percent of the staff at WBAI, its station in New York, in an effort to put the foundering station on steady financial footing. Pacifica Interim Executive Director Summer Reese is travelling to New … Continue reading

Arizona PBS installing seven rural translators

Posted: June 28, 2013

Arizona PBS in Phoenix is bringing seven new digital translators online between June 24 and late September, extending its service to rural areas of the state. The repeater transmitters will bring HD service and extended channel access to viewers in … Continue reading

Preparing public media newsrooms to cover local crises

Posted: June 27, 2013

Crisis coverage will stress several layers of your operating systems — from the layout of your newsroom to the editorial decision-making process; from the flexibility of your web-hosting service to interpersonal relationships among key staff members, each of whom will be asked to step up and work under conditions they have never faced. Continue reading