Public Broadcasting in the News
PBS Earns 18 Daytime Emmy Nominations
Public television has been nominated for 28 Daytime Emmy Awards, including 18 for PBS and 10 for American Public Television (APT).
PBS Kids and Its ‘Evergreen’ Mission of Accessibility and Representation
Forbes interviews Sara DeWitt, vice president of digital at PBS Kids, on its “evergreen mission of providing accessible, engaging content to young children.”
PBS Leads the Pack in Peabody Nominations
Of the 60 finalists selected by the Peabody Awards board of jurors, PBS programs received 12 nominations, more than any other organization.
Do you live in a ‘news desert’? The University of North Carolina’s Hussman School of Journalism looks at the growing gaps in news coverage left by the closures of local newspapers around the country.
...more on 'News Deserts' and what PBS can do about them (older coverage)
Against the growing phenomena of news deserts in the United States – areas where local news outlets have failed or have been gutted by the loss of ad revenue – PBS is being called upon to act. One suggested remedy is overhauling the way the Corporation for Public Broadcasting issues grants for public affairs programming, from a Washington, DC -based metric to spending decided by local news producers. ...