Public Media Company Celebrates 19 Years!

Public Media Company has a board of 9 inspired and devoted public media leaders, who meet twice a year in person to help chart our course in making public media more dynamic and sustainable. At our board meeting on May 5th, Public Media Company went back to its roots in Boulder, Colorado to celebrate our 19-year history and the contributions of Public Media Company Co-Founder

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Greater Public Unveils Pilot Program to Improve Major-Gift Fundraising

Public Media Company is proud to have provided planning & financial modeling to Greater Public, doing our part to help roll out this important major donor development program, which aims to transform the economics of a public media station.   FROM CURRENT: Greater Public has partnered with Veritus Group, a fundraising consultancy that specializes in major donor programs, to accelerate major-gift fundraising at four stations.

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The IWMF Acquires Acclaimed Journalism Nonprofit Round Earth Media

Public Media Company played a significant role in helping Round Earth Media plan, evaluate and facilitate this move to its future home. Congratulations to both Round Earth Media and the International Women’s Media Foundation. The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has announced its acquisition of global journalism nonprofit Round Earth Media (REM). Newly operating as a program of the IWMF, REM will continue its groundbreaking work

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Public Media Company Announces Changes to Strengthen, Secure and Expand Public Media’s Role in Emerging Broadcasting Technologies

Public Media Company today announced organizational changes to strengthen and expand newly emerging technology infrastructures for the benefit of public media audiences nationwide. Last year, Public Media Company co-founded the Public Media Venture Group (PMVG) along with 31 leading public television stations. Currently housed at Public Media Company, PMVG will become an independent non-profit organization, established to focus on issues related to public television and

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Courting Future Business Models: Are Public Media and Scrappy Startups the Next Trend for Mergers?

FROM THE NIEMAN JOURNALISM LAB: In these potential pre-recession days, everyone is watching consolidations and combinations (and private equity purchases). But what about mergers — between public media and spry startups that keep the teams intact and the mission of impactful journalism alive? Colorado Public Radio’s scooping up Denverite from the promising Spirited Media flashed extra bright on much of Media Twitter’s radar, as it also signaled the end of Spirited Media’s

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New England Public Radio and WGBY Television Join Together to Create New England Public Media

Public Media Company helped plan and facilitate this innovative collaboration between New England Public Radio and WGBY Television, which will provide valuable service to Western Massachusetts. Public Media Company worked closely with license holder WGBH to develop the plan to expand capacity for journalism and multi-platform content across the state. Springfield, Mass., (April 11, 2019) – New England Public Radio and WGBY Public Television today

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For Sale: A Public Broadcasting Station Near You?

FROM JAN SCHAFFER, CPB OMBUDSMAN REPORTS: Last month, Alaska’s Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed ending all state funding for public broadcasting, He is seeking to save $3.6 million to help close a $1.6 billion budget deficit. For the state’s 27 public radio stations, which provide emergency alerts as well as community news, it would be a double whammy. Even with extra federal support for their special

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NJTV News and NJ Spotlight Join Forces as WNET Acquires NJ Spotlight

Public Media Company served as a key advisor and facilitator of this acquisition, and believes it will provide great service to the residents of New Jersey. Underlining the importance of strong local news, this unique pairing of public television with an independent online news site will reach more residents and have greater impact. FROM NEW JERSEY PUBLIC MEDIA: Furthering its commitment to New Jersey public

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Creating a Capital Needs Plan for Indiana

Think collaboration, even when replacing broadcast infrastructure. Public Media Company recently developed a 5-year capital investment plan for Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, a consortium of 11 public broadcasting entities that own and operate 32 radio and television signals in Indiana. Public Media Company surveyed the current state of broadcast and production equipment owned by IPBS members. We also documented a shared vision for future investments,

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ATSC 3.0 One Year On: Are Broadcasters Ready?

FROM TV TECHNOLOGY: A year after the FCC gave U.S. broadcasters the green light to deploy ATSC 3.0, stations are ramping up their efforts to make the Next Gen TV standard a reality by 2020. Last month’s announcement of support from prominent station groups illustrated how far efforts have come in the past 12 months. At NAB Show New York, executives from Fox Television Stations;

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