News Bites 10-19-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… We Need Public Television to Power Our Democracy Public broadcasting has changed substantially in this century. With public support diminishing, public television has a greater reliance on sponsorships, donations and special fees. And as it faces increasing competition for attention, public broadcasting has been “pushed to the periphery.” Time to

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News Bites 10-12-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… The Decline of Local Newsrooms Could Make It Harder for Us To Detect the Next Disease Outbreak Many disease-monitoring resources around the world rely on data from local newsrooms. As local newsrooms shrink amid a pandemic, the ironic and troubling implications for disease surveillance are difficult to quantify, but easy

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News Bites 10-5-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Longstanding FCC Case On Relaxing Media Ownership Rules The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it has agreed to hear a longstanding case dealing with the FCC’s attempt to relax restrictions on local media ownership. The Federal Communications Commission had referred the case — FCC, et

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News Bites 9-28-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… ‘An Election Night That Could Last Weeks’: How News Publishers Are Updating Their Digital Strategies for the Results Long Haul Election night could become election month as more Americans seek alternatives to voting in person. But despite more people having the chance to vote ahead of November 3, a large

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News Bites 9-21-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… NPR & Member Stations Turn ‘Consider This’ Into First Localized News Podcast Recently, the IAB Upfront, NPR and a group of 12 public radio stations across the country announced that they have launched the first localized daily news podcast, one that blends national stories and local reporting. Listeners in or

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News Bites 9-14-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… Radio Stations Need To Embrace A Digital Strategy Radio stations that haven’t yet embraced the world of digital should take a hard look at how they deliver services to audiences, and how they deliver services to local retailers. That’s according to Jeff Schmidt, Senior VP of Professional Development at the

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News Bites 9-9-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… VPR And Vermont PBS Will Merge, To Strengthen Local Media The boards of Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have voted to join together to create a new public media organization, to better serve the community. The new organization will be led by Scott Finn, current president and CEO of

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News Bites 8-18-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… “Collaboration is the Future of Journalism” To meet the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and the racial justice movement, the historically competitive media culture is becoming more collaborative. As the world swings from one crisis to the next, such is the indispensable nature of collaboration at this moment for journalism.

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News Bites 8-12-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… PBS Launches PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel PBS Distribution recently launched a new documentary focused Prime Video Channel, called PBS Documentaries. “PBS is the leader of high-quality, compelling nonfiction entertainment, and the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel is a natural addition to our current streaming offering on Prime Video Channels…This

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KQED-NPR Collaborative Fundraising Results in 2 New Regional Newsrooms

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

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