Disconnect ’twixt board and manager

Posted: December 14, 2009

Stations struggling with mounting deficits often cut jobs, but the shears rarely lop off the highest rank as they did at WHQR in Wilmington, N.C., a year ago. In December 2008 the Wilmington station’s board of directors cut staff from … Continue reading

To save journalism, click ’n’ donate?

Posted: November 23, 2009

Now a dot-com called Kachingle is starting to roll out an online service designed to make voluntary support easy for even the most Internet-dazed, pledge-averse, marginally committed and low-budgeted Medici to virtually toss coins, or dollars, to reward the online media they love and appreciate. Continue reading

Winter Horton Jr., 80

Posted: November 23, 2009

Winter D. Horton Jr., a leader in public broadcasting since the 1960s, died Nov. 12 in Pasadena, Calif. He was 80. In 1964 Horton was among the founders of Los Angeles public television station KCET. From 1965 until 1970, he … Continue reading

Pipeline 2010

Posted: November 9, 2009

Projects listed in Current’s annual Pipeline survey are down from 162 last year to 128, which may be consistent with the Great Recession, though the survey isn’t complete or formal enough to serve as a leading (or following) economic indicator. … Continue reading

Where the Crossroads films and funding went

Posted: October 29, 2009

CPB’s big America at a Crossroads initiative 20 independently produced documentaries on aspects of the post-9/11 world, at a cost not wildly above the predicted $20 million. [This list tracks the 21 grants to producers and the resulting 20 broadcasts. … Continue reading

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