The President's Budget and PBS

Neiman Labs talks about President Donald J. Trump's budget proposal, which would kill federal funding for PBS and NPR; and PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger responds to the news. 

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PBS Everywhere, Anytime – Almost

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Is public access increasing as PBS dives deeper into streaming?

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Censorship In The Age Of Streaming

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PBS KIDS and Arthur offer important lessons – for adults.

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An Unexpected Farewell

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Sharing some thoughts about the last year.

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Public Broadcasting in the News

Public Media Needs to Step Up Its Game in Leadership Training

Public media must do more for its employees’ professional development, writes Deanna Martin Mackey in Current. Mackey is president and executive director of Public Television Major Market Group, a consortium of the nation’s 40 of the nation’s largest public TV stations by market size.

'Masterpiece' In Digital-first Experiment with 'Beecham House'

"Beecham House, a lavish costume drama set in India, will lead a new Masterpiece strategy to convert drama fans into members through PBS Passport, the streaming service for station donors," reports Current. 

News Deserts

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. ...