News Bites 1-11-21

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… 10 Things Public Media Should Forget and Consider in 2021 2020 should be a lesson in the Yogi Berra quote: The future ain’t what it used to be. To think that life after 2020 will follow a linear path, you’d be kidding yourself. And the ripples of 2020 will continue

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News Bites 1-4-21

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… FCC Seeks Help Handing Out Billions in COVID-19 Broadband Aid The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau is seeking input on how to hand out over $3 billion in new broadband benefits created by Congress in the recently passed package of appropriations and COVID-19 aid funds. The $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit

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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 public

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News Bites 12-28-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… Relief Bill Would Give University Licensees Access to PPP Loans Hundreds of public broadcasters licensed to universities would be eligible for financial relief through the Paycheck Protection Program under a change to the program included in the COVID relief bill passed by Congress. Public broadcasters that are community licensees have

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News Bites 12-21-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… Public TV Advocates Hail FCC Ruling on ATSC 3.0 In one of its final acts under outgoing chairman Ajit Pai, the FCC is giving noncommercial TV stations a break on several rules and fees, a move that public broadcasting advocates hope will lead to increased datacasting opportunities. The FCC’s Report

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News Bites 12-15-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… Navigating The Digital Divide While Preparing For Public Radio’s Future While exploring what the future might look like for public radio, we can’t forget that as technology advances, it inevitably leaves people behind. The possibilities for public media inside the smart-speaker space, for example, are endless. But it’s crucial to

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News Bites 12-7-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… A Nonprofit Model Is Emerging for Local News As papers decline, and evidence continues to mount that the crisis in local journalism is having a wide range of negative effects on American public life, new and innovative solutions are being found as local communities rise to meet the challenge. Nonprofit

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News Bites 12-1-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… Journalists Face Volatile Media Landscape The pandemic has been a nightmare for thousands of journalists out of work — and for additional thousands trying to navigate jobs amid fear and uncertainty. Recent departures, deals, layoffs and restructurings amid the pandemic have journalists questioning whether there’s stability anywhere within the industry.

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Public Media Company Announces Erin Moran as CEO; Expands Accounting Services Team; Names Officers for 2021

Public Media Company’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Erin Moran has been named CEO of Public Media Company. Erin joined the nonprofit strategic consulting firm in 2002 as the principal advisor on financial matters. She had served as its CFO for 17 years and was named President in October 2019. “Public Media Company’s services are in demand during this crucial time for

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News Bites 10-16-20

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed… Indiana Public Broadcasters Fund $6.7M Toward Datacasting for E-Learning Indiana has put $6.73 million in grants to the development and deployment of datacasting technology to help deliver educational content using TV signals. APTS previously urged the FCC to recognize the role datacasting could play in supporting remote educational efforts, citing

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