Pubradio report prompts mine-safety measures

Posted: March 12, 2012

An investigation of a mine accident in Idaho by the Northwest News Network, a collaboration of public radio stations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, has prompted a federal agency to change how it handles documents regarding mine safety. Last fall, … Continue reading

Indie docs lose viewers, carriage as they’re moved to Thursdays

Posted: March 12, 2012

The shift of Independent Lens from Tuesdays to Thursdays this season has created ratings and carriage woes for the indie-doc showcase and highlighted two often-conflicting objectives of programmers: winning larger audiences by serving highly valued loyal viewers, and getting more diverse and sometimes daring programming into the public TV lineup. Continue reading

FCC authorized to auction off TV spectrum

Posted: February 28, 2012

Legislation enacted last week to authorize FCC auctions of TV spectrum contains some protections for pubcasters, but broadcasters will face technical challenges that will exceed the difficulties of their transition to DTV just four years ago. The new law sketches … Continue reading

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