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The boards of Vermont PBS and Vermont Public Radio voted unanimously to merge the two public media firms, Inside Radio reports. The combined entity will be led by the current president and CEO of VPR, Scott Finn.
PBS has made good on a promise it made last fall, which we wrote about in this space, to begin live streaming at least 75 percent of the nation’s local PBS-affiliated stations. This week Forbes reports the Service launched free online streaming of 88 member stations.
Boston’s PBS member station WGBH will rebrand by ditching the letter “W” in its call letters, to become known as simply “GBH,” reports NewscastStudio.
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. ...