Congrats to KQED and NPR in securing a major gift from Eric and Wendy Schmidt to support investigative journalism in both California and the Midwest. Public Media Company worked with KQED, NPR and other leading California public radio stations to create and document a plan to expand investigative journalism in the state. This led to a momentous show of philanthropic support for the leadership role
With the spread of COVID-19, many public media outlets are quickly becoming “distributed” organizations – with employees working remotely from home or other places outside of the office. This is nothing new to us: Public Media Company has been working in this manner throughout our 19 year history. Since we work with local media around the country, we don’t locate everyone in a single office.
California Public Radio Stations and NPR recently hired Joanne Griffith to lead a statewide initiative to expand the coverage of California news and issues. Public Media Company assisted with the formation of this California-based journalism collaboration, helping partner stations conceive and formulate a sustainability plan for this initiative, which aims to create a more extensive ecosystem of local and regional news reporting within public media
WNET recently completed an acquisition of WPPB, the NPR news station located on the East End of Long Island. This Hamptons-based station will be paired with the Long Island public television station, WLIW-TV, which is owned by WNET as well. Public Media Company advised WNET as the station prepared plans for this innovative expansion. “With the acquisition of WPPB-FM, WNET is bringing together the only
The four largest public radio stations in Texas – KERA-Dallas; KUT-Austin; Houston Public Media, and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio are the first stations in the U.S. to launch a collaborative statewide newsroom in conjunction with NPR. Public Media Company helped the founding stations work with NPR to develop a business plan to ensure long-term sustainability of this state-wide reporting organization in Texas. “Public
Public Media Company is excited to have been part of two recent significant transactions that are helping to strengthen and grow independent, nonprofit journalism: Combining forces. International Women’s Media Foundation acquired journalism nonprofit Round Earth Media. Public Media Company played a significant role in helping Round Earth Media plan, evaluate and facilitate the move to its future home. Congratulations to both Round Earth Media and the International