Maryland Public Television’s contracting and bonus practices came under fire in a report released yesterday by the state’s legislative auditor, reports the Baltimore Sun.
The Baltimore Sun runs down the history behind Joan Kroc’s $200 million gift to NPR.
The Baltimore Sun‘s David Folkenflik reports on a proposal to privatize Maryland Public Television.
Interesting tidbit: Fox News’s right-wing talker Sean Hannity got his start in broadcasting at public station KCSB in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Former NPR reporter Sarah Chayes writes in the Columbia Journalism Review that “a sense that [the U.S. press] had abdicated its duty to help the public think beyond instinctive reactions” drove her out of journalism and into advocacy work in … Continue reading
Techno watcher Dennis Haarsager, a PBS activist and Washington State University official, has launched a weblog with his annotated links to media technology news.
Media critic Michael Wolff says PBS’s NewsHour caved to outside pressure when it spiked his interview with correspondent Terence Smith, reports today’s New York Daily News and Washington Post. “PBS, which is supposed to be the alternative to big media, … Continue reading