Strengthening Local News via Regional Journalism Collaborations in Public Media

Current.org recently highlighted a series of journalism collaborations that have sprung up across the country in recent years. These journalism collaborations, which were launched in partnership with NPR,  are located in Texas (the Texas Newsroom), California (the California Newsroom) and most recently the Gulf States (the Gulf States Newsroom). Read the full article here. Public Media Company has played a crucial role as a...

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Growing audience and revenue webinar: Watch now

STRATEGY SERIES WEBINAR: Does your community know that you exist? Grow station audience and revenue via increased awareness  Public media stations can increase revenue and impact with greater reach in their community. It starts with measuring how well the community knows your station (you’ll be surprised) and conducting a marketing campaign to “introduce” your station to new audience members. Public Media Company Managing Director Alison...

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FCC to Hold Auction for Radio Construction Permits in 2021 

The FCC recently announced an auction of 136 FM and AM broadcast construction permits across the country and is currently seeking comment on the competitive bidding procedures. This auction may seem familiar; the auction was slated to take place last year, but was delayed due to the pandemic.  Auction 109 is scheduled to commence on July 27, 2021 and you can see the complete list of the construction permits...

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Want to Come Work with Us? We’re Hiring!

Senior Financial Analyst Public Media Company has an opening for a Senior Financial Analyst to work with public media organizations seeking to explore new opportunities for growth and expansion. The Senior Financial Analyst plays a key role in charting the course for public media expansion, helping identify and analyze areas for growth and expansion for local media services. Primary Responsibilities: • Analyze and interpret...

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New Agreement Gives KALW Nonprofit More Control of Station

Public Media Company is pleased to have helped KALW with business modeling and guidance as it enters this new chapter. FROM CURRENT… The San Francisco Unified School District has agreed to relinquish some operational control of public radio station KALW to a nonprofit formed last year by the station’s management. The school district’s board approved a public service operating agreement Dec. 8 with the...

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Public Media Playbook

Public Media Company was called upon to assist in the development of the “Public Media Playbook,” a white paper and online toolkit to explore mergers between local and regional online newsrooms and public media. The playbook was conceived after the acquisition of NJ Spotlight by WNET, which Public Media Company helped plan and facilitate. Public Media Company was asked to create tools to assist...

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Stronger Together in 2021

The year 2020 presented many challenges that we’ve all had to overcome. For Public Media Company, we are grateful for the opportunity to have directly helped more than 60 public media organizations navigate the twists and turns that impacted your ability to provide vital community services during this time of great need. Like the rest of the world, we took to Zoom and partnered with other...

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