Public Broadcasting in the News
NPR Taps Poynter's Kelly McBride To Be Public Editor
Poynter Institute calls it "a pioneering new partnership." Its senior vice president Kelly McBride, who also chairs the institute's Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership, will serve as NPR Public Editor under a unique two-year contract.
This Is the Test of the Public Broadcast System
Julie Drizin, executive director of Current, argues public media provides a lot of bang for the buck, given its modest share of the $2 trillion rescue package the Senate passed last night.
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.
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. ...