Posted: January 29, 2003

“In Washington, where you sit is almost always more important than what you say,” and PBS’s Jim Lehrer rubbed elbows with President Bush at a lunchtime media briefing yesterday, notes The Washington Post. (Second item.)

Posted: January 29, 2003

NPR’s Jason Beaubien and two other reporters were detained in Zimbabwe yesterday.

Posted: January 28, 2003

Christopher Lydon’s return to public radio also lands him in the Boston Globe.

Posted: January 27, 2003

The FCC is seeking comment on proposed DTV rules for channel election, replication and maximization requirements as part of its second periodic review of the digital TV transition. The commission is also soliciting comments on whether there are steps it … Continue reading

Posted: January 27, 2003

CNBC, home of ex-PBS star Louis Rukeyser, is adding celebrity editor Tina Brown to its roster of hosts. The cable net is shifting away from heavy stock market coverage and scheduling programs that are “branded toward people who are smart, … Continue reading

Posted: January 23, 2003

How should NPR handle the sticky situation of reporting on itself? Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin takes on the question in his “Media Matters” column.

Posted: January 23, 2003

The Boston Phoenix profiles Christopher Lydon as he prepares to launch his new public radio show, The Whole Wide World. (Via MediaNews.)

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