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June 23, 2020

How to Make the Right Hiring Decision

Having an open position to fill can be equal parts exciting and stressful for managers. Hiring a new employee can be an opportunity to bring new energy to the team, but it can also bring turmoil if the wrong person is hired, said Mary Olson-Menzel, president and founder of MVP Executive Search and Development in New York City. Nearly 3 in 4 employers (74 percent) said they've hired the wrong person for a position, according to a CareerBuilder survey. 
June 22, 2020

Jacquie Gales Webb Named CPB Vice President, Radio

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has named Jacquie Gales Webb as Vice President, Radio, effective immediately. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to strengthen the ability of public radio stations to create high-quality, multiplatform content and to grow their audiences.  
June 10, 2020

Public Radio Stations Receive Google Grants

Current confirmed that WJFF and at least four other stations received grants from Google’s Journalism Emergency Relief Fund for small and medium-sized newsrooms. Google opened the fund in April to assist local newsrooms that produce original local news and employ between two and 100 full-time journalists.
June 10, 2020

Fundraising Events in the Covid Era: Here’s What to Consider

Covid-19 upended the spring fundraising season, and by now most nonprofits have made the tough calls to cancel, postpone, or transform their events into virtual gatherings.The question everyone wants answered now: When can we safely attend events again?
June 10, 2020

How Are Companies Handling Performance Reviews During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

SHRM The pandemic has upended business as usual for nearly every worker. Some people are busier than ever; others have little to do. Everyone is facing new stress and pressure. That leaves human resource professionals wondering if and when it is appropriate to hold performance reviews.
June 9, 2020

Employers Consider Safety Precautions for Return to Workplace

Nearly half of organizations surveyed have not announced a return-to-work date as COVID-19 restrictions ease in some parts of the country, but a majority of HR professionals think setting even a tentative date is a good idea. 
May 18, 2020

Update on House COVID Relief Package

America's Public Television Stations We are disappointed to report that the latest economic stimulus legislation introduced today in the House of Representatives does not include funding specifically for public broadcasting. We are continuing to work with our champions on Capitol Hill to try to secure additional funding for public media in this or a future relief bill.
May 14, 2020

FCC Releases Results of 2019 EAS Test

Radio World The results of the 2019 EAS test are in. The Federal Communications Commission released the results from the August 2019 nationwide EAS test, which demonstrated that the nation’s broadcast-based EAS distribution system largely works as designed—though the test did expose several issues within the system that require improvement.
May 12, 2020

Trends During Great Recession May Foreshadow Pandemic’s Impact on Pubmedia

Current The impact of COVID-19 is a very different financial shock from what public media has seen before, but it’s not the first fiscal challenge the industry has faced. The Great Recession of December 2007 to June 2009 also posed a huge test for public radio and television stations throughout the country. We at Public Media Co. thought it would be a good idea to take a look at what happened a decade ago.
May 8, 2020

Message From Pat Harrison, President and CEO, CPB

As we near two months of teleworking and social-distancing, it’s important to look back and see how far we have come and how much we have accomplished. There is no question that the days are long, and the working conditions are hard, but I continue to be amazed by the commitment and ingenuity our system tirelessly displays, day in and day out. The American people are taking notice and I believe that on the other side of this pandemic, the true value of public media will be apparent to all.