Boulder, CO (April 1) – Public Media Company (PMC) is proud to announce that Alison Scholly will be Executive Director of Channel X. As former COO of Chicago Public Media, WBEZ in Chicago, and digital media executive for the Chicago Tribune, Scholly joins PMC as a renowned public media leader with a passion for innovative growth and a track record of success.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Alison on board to lead Channel X. In addition to her clear vision for public media’s digital future, she has a management style that drives collaboration,” comments PMC Managing Director Erik Langner. During her tenure at Chicago Public Media as COO and interim CEO, she led a team of 135 employees and architected WBEZ’s rapid digital expansion, which included podcasts, national shows This American Life and Sound Opinions and Vocalo.org. Prior to her five years in public media, Scholly served as Interactive Vice President of the Chicago Tribune, expanding Tribune’s digital business and tripling audience reach to 5.1 million unique visitors a month in three years. She also served as executive producer of Chicagotribune.com and editor of Metromix, Chicago’s first online arts and entertainment website. Scholly holds a graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
“Channel X is an innovative platform ready-made for the changing nature of content development and news flow,” comments Channel X Executive Director Alison Scholly. “Qualified content providers can submit films, shows, news reports and performances, dynamically managing licensing terms and pricing. Broadcasters can easily browse, watch, license and download broadcast-quality content to enhance their role as a critical curator of news and information in their local markets. The platform can also be used for cross-media collaborations, such as planning, sharing and streaming video content from partners.”
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