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Thinking Outside the Bubble
NPR Public Editor Elizabeth Jensen reflects on audience concerns she's heard over the last 5 years as she wraps up her tenure there. One she heard consistently was the complaint that NPR's coverage focused "far too much on Washington, D.C., and the largest East and WEst Coast cities, and not nearly enough on the non-coastal rest of the country.
Public Media Needs to Step Up Its Game in Leadership Training
Public media must do more for its employees’ professional development, writes Deanna Martin Mackey in Current. Mackey is president and executive director of Public Television Major Market Group, a consortium of the nation’s 40 of the nation’s largest public TV stations by market size.
Do you live in a ‘news desert’? The University of North Carolina’s Hussman School of Journalism looks at the growing gaps in news coverage left by the closures of local newspapers around the country.
...more on 'News Deserts' and what PBS can do about them (older coverage)?
Against the growing phenomena of news deserts in the United States – areas where local news outlets have failed or have been gutted by the loss of ad revenue – PBS is being called upon to act. One suggested remedy is overhauling the way the Corporation for Public Broadcasting issues grants for public affairs programming, from a Washington, DC -based metric to spending decided by local news producers.?...