Speculators betting big on FCC TV spectrum auctions

Posted: February 26, 2013

For the last few years, three well-funded buyout firms have been quietly picking up licenses to commercial and noncommercial TV stations in a gamble on big payouts from next year’s FCC incentive auction of television spectrum. Current’s research of FCC … Continue reading

Use of crowdfunding site flags under APM

Posted: January 17, 2013

Spot.us, the crowdfunding website allowing journalists to raise funds for their reporting projects, has been hit by a sharp decline in usage since its acquisition by American Public Media, which has been making changes intended to revamp its business model and protect the site’s journalistic integrity in the world of online pitch funding. Continue reading

Full speed ahead for Public Media Platform

Posted: December 17, 2012

After two-plus years of planning and prototyping a shared hub providing easy access to digital content from across public media, partners in the Public Media Platform will begin building the new technical system next month. Continue reading