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March 18, 2020

How Public Service Media Is Rising to the Coronavirus Crisis

By Current Current aims to give a voice to stations’ experiences and experiments during this public health crisis. We want to know about your uniquely local efforts to serve your viewers, listeners, and readers so that we can share your ideas and initiatives.
February 27, 2020

Annual Gender Analysis Study Released for Calendar Year 2019

By Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group For the last 20 years, the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group has compiled and analyzed the number of women in radio broadcasting who are rising to the ranks of management. Data gathered for this annual MIW Gender Analysis Study specifically tracks the progress of female professionals holding general manager, sales manager, and program director positions. The MIW Gender Analysis Study has been consistently released, utilizing the same methodology, since 2000.
February 20, 2020

Low Pay: An Obstacle to Attracting Nonprofit Leaders

By Forbes There’s a significant challenge looming in the nonprofit world. Over the past 20 years, the nonprofit sector has risen in stature and influence. Today, the nonprofit industry represents over 10% of jobs in the United States, according to a Johns Hopkins University report. More importantly, the nonprofit sector serves and meets real-world social service needs across the board, whether it be feeding the poor, providing shelter for the homeless, treating the addicted, or a host of other significant societal problems.
February 15, 2020

Katherine Arno Named CPB Vice President, Community Service Grants and Station Initiatives

From CPB The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today named Katherine Arno as Vice President, Community Service Grants and Station Initiatives, effective February 17, 2020. She will oversee the development and implementation of policy for the Community Service Grant Program, which annually distributes more than $300 million to support public television and radio stations throughout the country. She will also oversee initiatives to help stations improve their ability to provide strong public service to their communities.  
February 7, 2020

2019 Global Human Resources Census

By The Talent Strategy Group  Our 2019 Global HR Census finds that a curious dichotomy describes those in the HR field. HR leaders show up as highly committed and engaged. Many are willing to sacrifice to achieve their career goals. They care deeply about developing people and they possess broad and deep experience in the function.These combined qualities should provide a strong foundation for those leaders to deliver positive outcomes for their organizations. This potential is undercut, however, by attitudes and capability gaps that raise serious questions about the function’s ability to add strategic value.
February 5, 2020

Predictions for Journalism 2020

By NiemanLab  Each year, we ask some of the smartest people in journalism and digital media what they think is coming in the next 12 months. Here’s what they had to say. 
February 3, 2020

CPB Funds Major Research Project on Teenage Media Usage

By Current  CPB announced a $523,097 grant to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop to research the media habits of children and teens between the ages of 8 and 18.Through the grant, the Cooney Center will examine how young people use digital media—including visual, audio and social media content and messaging—beyond traditional broadcasting. The findings will inform future content strategies for public media and its partnerships with educators and youth organizations.
November 7, 2019

FCC Reveals 60-Day Grace Period for IPAWS Update

By Radio World EAS participants who are not able to update to the IPAWS certificate that was released on Oct. 28 by the deadline of Nov. 8 will not turn into the proverbial pumpkin when the clock strikes midnight, according to a Public Notice from the FCC.In the notice from the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC, it was revealed that there are specific guidelines regarding equipment readiness that will allow EAS participants to continue to operate without the impacted, required equipment for a period of 60 days after the Nov. 8 deadline.
October 18, 2019

Texas Public Radio Stations and NPR Launch Collaborative Statewide Newsroom

By KUT 90.5 Public radio stations across Texas are teaming with NPR to increase coverage of statewide issues and boost reporting from underserved regions, including the border with Mexico. Reporters and editors from the state’s four largest public radio stations — KUT in Austin, KERA in Dallas, Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, and Houston Public Media — will plan statewide coverage together, share resources, and dig deeper into the most important stories in Texas.
October 7, 2019

Public Media Company Names Erin Moran President

By Public Media Company Erin Moran has a long history at Public Media Company, joining the nonprofit strategic advisory firm in 2002 as the principal advisor on financial matters. She has served as interim President since April 2019, when Public Media Company announced that co-Founder and CEO, Marc Hand, was leaving to run the Public Media Venture Group, a separate nonprofit focused on opportunities inherent in Next Gen TV.