News Bites 2-8-21

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed... Research: Radio Found To Be Trustworthy Among Fans Of All Media Throughout the pandemic, radio broadcasters were forced to reinvent how they create programming, engage with audiences and keep the entertainment, companionship and critical information flowing to their local communities. During that process, radio earned people's trust, according to...

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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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News Bites 1-18-21

News Bites is our quick snack of public media news that you may have missed... 9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2021 and Beyond It’s fair to say that 2020 rocked many organizations and business models, upending priorities and plans as business leaders scrambled to navigate a rapidly changing environment. For many organizations this included responding to the social justice movements, shifting to...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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