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

Closing of news bureau leaves regrets, questions

Posted: December 12, 2011

There was no shortage of ideas for keeping Capitol News Connection afloat. CNC’s stock in trade was chasing down politicians for local legislators’ take on the day’s developments in Congress. Before it was shuttered in September, public radio’s little nonprofit … Continue reading

APM acquires Knight-nurtured crowdfunding site

Posted: December 12, 2011

Minnesota-based American Public Media announced Nov. 29 the future cohabitation of two new-media tools for use by public media newsrooms. APM’s Public Insight Network (PIN), which helps journalists find story topics and sources in their communities, has acquired Spot.Us, a … Continue reading

Life without CPB aid scary to LJC startups

Posted: July 11, 2011

The seven Local Journalism Centers that launched with major support from CPB have suddenly found themselves on a short timeline to find ways to earn more of their keep. So far, CPB has committed only the two-year sums announced at … Continue reading