Late date seals fate of Oregon’s debate

Posted: March 26, 2012

When three unlikely partners — a conservative newspaper in the nation’s capital, a blue-state Republican organization and a public broadcasting station in a quirky, liberal city — set out last fall to change the tenor of GOP primary debates, they nearly pulled it off. But … Continue reading

County okays merger of Charlotte’s WTVI, college

Posted: March 26, 2012

The merger of PBS member station WTVI in Charlotte, N.C., with Central Piedmont Community College was approved March 20 by Mecklenburg County commissioners in a 6–3 vote, saving the station from going dark. Like a number of other troubled stations, … Continue reading

PBS weighs new night for Indie Lens, POV, after uproar

Posted: March 26, 2012

PBS has agreed to consider “alternative scheduling options” for the independent production showcases Independent Lens and POV, which lost carriage and audience after the network moved their shared time slot from Tuesday to Thursday nights. By late last week, several hundred … Continue reading

APM displaces PRI as BBC World Service distributor

Posted: March 26, 2012

American Public Media will begin distributing the BBC World Service to U.S. pubradio stations July 1 [2012], ending the British network’s 26-year distribution relationship with Public Radio International. A five-year BBC-PRI contract is expiring, but the two networks will still … Continue reading

Reporters go extra mile with funds from iCrowd

Posted: March 26, 2012

… There’s a lot of hype about crowdfunding — raising production money through a website. So far, the technique hasn’t been able to support full-time journalists, much less a beat, a substantial weekly program or a newsroom. But independent journalists, public media stations, newspapers and web startups all have had successes… Continue reading

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