Localore backs crowdsourcing, collaborative doc projects

Posted: January 30, 2012

Localore, a $2 million innovation initiative pairing independent producers with public stations, on Jan. 30 unveiled 10 projects designed to help reimagine how local pubcasters serve and engage their communities. The winning proposals include several crowdsourced reporting projects, an interactive … 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

Eleven of 12 stations to continue niche blogs

Posted: January 17, 2012

All but one of the dozen pubradio stations in NPR’s Project Argo plan to keep their specialized beat-bloggers working, even though the project’s original grant money is running out, according to Joel Sucherman, Argo program director. News directors and managers … Continue reading

Unusual rights delay: hint of budget strife?

Posted: January 17, 2012

PBS’s ongoing negotiations to curb per-hour costs of producing programs and to assert more control over content are increasing friction with its largest producer, Boston’s powerhouse WGBH, according to sources at other stations with knowledge of the situation.

For a period until just four days before the second-season premiere of the gem of this season’s PBS schedule, Downton Abbey from Masterpiece Classic, the approval of PBS broadcast rights for the series hung in the balance as WGBH protested the network’s contract demands…. Continue reading

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