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May 15, 2012

Delays by IRS Puts Chills on News Startups

Nonprofit news outfits that have sprung up across the country to fill gaps left by commercial media have hit an unexpected barrier in establishing themselves as providers of local news and information: the Internal Revenue Service. 
April 26, 2012

Caesars Palace Reduces Room Rate for 2012 PMBA Annual Conference!

PMBA is feeling lucky about our upcoming conference in Las Vegas so we “doubled down”! Because we have substantially exceeded our room block due to strong registration numbers, we have negotiated a room rate rollback at the Caesars Palace Hotel, resulting in a reduction of PMBA’s weekday room rate from $159 to just $125, a 20% room rate reduction per night FOR ALL REGISTRANTS! Please note these room rate reductions are effective for the dates of Tuesday, May 29, Wednesday, May 30, Thursday, May 31st.
April 26, 2012

Eight Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

The best managers have a fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics. See what they get right.
April 25, 2012

Federal Arts Endowment Sharply Cuts PBS Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts made sweeping cuts in its support of established PBS shows on Wednesday, and for the first time awarded significant grants to an array of gaming, mobile and Web-based projects.
April 23, 2012

Court Would Let Public Stations Sell Candidate and Issues Ads

No, there won’t be any windfall of Obama and Romney Super PAC gazillions for public stations this year. By a 2–1 vote, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco did indeed rule April 12 that public broadcasters can carry political and public-issue commercials, but the decision is unlikely to take effect any time soon, even in the Ninth Circuit states of the West.
April 19, 2012

Five Words That Helped a Local Nonprofit Raise More Money

Most fundraisers know that it is important to thank people as they consider whether to make a gift. But an experiment by fundraisers in Indiana has also found that women are likely to give more money to charities that use words like "caring" and "compassionate" when they are thanking prospective donors for considering a gift. Men, however, aren't influenced by those words.
April 18, 2012

PMBA Toolkit: Marketing and Social Media is tomorrow

Join us on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 2:00 PM ET for a robust discussion on how to make Twitter and Facebook an effective marketing tool for your station. Hear “lessons learned the hard way” about protecting your brand when using social media. You will see examples of how social media drove traffic to content.
April 17, 2012

NPR's VP for Diversity in News and Operations to Keynote PMBA Conference

Keith Wood, NPR's Vice President for Diversity in News and Operations will deliver the Luncheon Keynote on Thursday, May 31, at the PBMA Annual Conference.
April 15, 2012

PBS VP of Strategy and Ventures to Keynote PMBA Conference

Loren Mayor, Vice President of Strategy and Ventures at PBS deliver the Opening Keynote at the PMBA Annual Conference. She will discuss major trends in the media landscape and provide examples of how PBS is responding to them.
April 11, 2012

Black, Latino, Asian and White: Diversity at NPR

After a series of messy mishaps, NPR isn’t doing bad when it comes to racial and ethnic diversity in its coverage and staffing.