The executive director of Pacifica says the network’s move back to Berkeley is “symbolic of Pacifica returning to its roots, returning to its mission,” reports the Los Angeles Times.
Execs at San Francisco’s KQED are looking for ways to reduce expenses and may cut up to 40 jobs, reports the Contra Costa Times. (More in the Mercury News.)
The press fails when it allows “the principle of objectivity to make us passive recipients of news, rather than aggressive analyzers and explainers of it,” writes Brent Cunningham in the Columbia Journalism Review.
The BBC is embroiled in “unusually nasty and high-stakes clashes” over its news coverage with political leaders in two countries–British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the LA Times reports.
NPR’s political coverage should include more than just the Democratic front-runners, even third-party candidates such as Lyndon LaRouche, argues network ombud Jeffrey Dvorkin.
Media Life ranked public radio’s Marketplace among its “Best of the Best.”
JJ Sutherland, creator of NPR’s upcoming midday newsmag Day to Day, discusses the show’s development at Transom.org.