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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Coming Together For Vermont

Public Media Company congratulates Vermont PBS and Vermont Public Radio on the decision to join forces and strengthen service for the people of Vermont. It has been a pleasure working with such dedicated and insightful leaders over the past several months. FROM CURRENT: The boards of Vermont PBS and Vermont Public Radio unanimously voted Wednesday to merge their organizations into one public media station. 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 8-24-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… Public Media Journalists Association Receives Additional CPB Funding to Continue Editor Corps The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has announced an additional $61,000 grant funding the continuation of the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) Editor Corps, which provides crucial editing assistance to public media newsrooms, including small and rural newsrooms.

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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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Public Radio Leading the Way

PMC’s last blog post focused on public media revenue trends during the Great Recession (December 2007 to June 2009) to help reveal insights that may be relevant to the current COVID-19 crisis. In this post, we explore the relative successes of public stations since the last recession to discover what further lessons can be learned. Our analysis has found that public radio has flourished in

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