Panel to weigh state spinoff of NJN

Posted: July 6, 2010

The governor says the state can’t afford New Jersey Network anymore. NJN’s leaders say it would do better as a nonprofit anyway. But the NJN employees’ union predicts that a spun-off nonprofit NJN inevitably would fade away, its valuable assets and New Jersey news lost forever. Looks like the ideal time for a Legislative Task Force on Public Broadcasting, lawmakers decided June 29. Continue reading

RTDNA national Murrow Awards for 2009

Posted: July 4, 2010

NPR won four national Edward R. Murrow Awards in latest RTDNA contest honoring excellence in electronic journalism. Top winners among the 14 additional public radio newsrooms recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association for 2009  include Boston’s WBUR, honored … Continue reading

Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards for 2009

Posted: July 4, 2010

Public TV cleaned up at the Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards June 25 PBS and American Public Television, as distributors, had 16 winners (and earlier, 53 nominations). Nickelodeon’s programs and artists won 11 Emmys and ABC’s won 10. Sesame Street … Continue reading

Al Rose, 70

Posted: June 29, 2010

Albert E. Rose, former program director of New Jersey Network and later the program distributor who brought nightly British news programs to U.S. public TV, died of lung cancer June 16, 2010, at a hospice in Newtown, Pa. Continue reading

CPB/PBS Diversity and Innovation Fund weekly series RFP

Posted: June 22, 2010

Three years after Latino activists bitterly criticized Ken Burns’s The War for omitting interviews with Hispanic soldiers and sailors, CPB and PBS concluded negotiations to create a Diversity and Innovation Fund to seed new productions, Current reported. PBS issued this … Continue reading

Schedule: web platform model by year’s end

Posted: June 21, 2010

An NPR-led project this month officially launched planning for a joint Public Media Platform to put public radio and TV content on the Web and mobile devices. By year’s end it aims to create a “proof of concept” prototype. The … Continue reading

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