May 15, 2006
NPR Ombdusman Jeffrey Dvorkin examines a recent blog-induced foofaraw regarding Mara Liasson and Fox News and concludes: "These blogs appear to be making our public life even more crude and vulgar than it has been up to now." (UPDATE: Media Matters, one of Dvorkin's culprits, responds.)
Posted by Mike at 2:17 PM
Chicago's Center for Arts Policy presents a lengthy profile of pubradio indie Jay Allison and his myriad projects (PDF). "He is not a man of moderation but living a life at full tilt, waving the flag from his post where the individual gives way to something beyond himself," writes Lauren Cowen.
Posted by Mike at 12:43 PM
Broadcasting & Cable breaks down the ongoing development of PBS's Next Generation Interconnection System, scheduled to go online this fall. (subscription req.)
Posted by Jeremy Egner at 12:23 PM
Todd Mundt and Mark Fuerst aim to answer the question: "Why do we need aggregation and consolidated technologies?" (Stephen Hill comments here.)
Posted by Mike at 10:27 AM
John Barth, managing director of the Public Radio Exchange, shares his thoughts and concerns about the public radio's recent New Realities National Forum. One idea: "[W]hy shouldn’t NPR, PRI, APM and PRX all merge? . . . We do all waste a lot of money, resources, time and talent on competition with not much distinction."
Posted by Mike at 10:04 AM
The interim president of the Public Radio Partnership in Louisville, Ky., will step down June 30, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal. Bob Irvine cited "disappointments and frustration" with the Partnership's board in a letter to senior staff and board members.
Posted by Mike at 9:59 AM