Flow plan would push spots deeper into PBS hours

Posted: May 31, 2011

The traditional pledge-drive mantra brags about a piece of public television’s ancestral DNA: “PBS — your home for quality, uninterrupted programming.” So the public reacted fairly predictably when PBS announced at this month’s annual meeting in Orlando that it’s considering … Continue reading

Making the most of what PBS can do

Posted: May 16, 2011

PBS’s budget for next year reflects a harsh reality: Revenues from member stations are flat for a third straight year, and scant other income opportunities lie ahead. The all-important annual program budget, as projected for fiscal year 2012, will remain … Continue reading

Launch postponed for PBSnews.org

Posted: May 16, 2011

PBS has postponed the rollout of an online news aggregation site called PBSnews.org 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

Radio joins local probes, ruffles local feathers

Posted: May 16, 2011

WLRN Radio and the Miami Herald have been collaborating on multiplatform news production for eight years, but the investigative-reporting package that they published this month, “Neglected to Death,” took their partnership to a new level. The package of radio reports … Continue reading

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