Oct 24, 2006

Founder of WXXI dies

Harold Hacker, a founding director of WXXI in Rochester, N.Y., has died at the age of 90, reports the Associated Press.

MacArthur unveils digital media initiative

How does the widespread use of digital media affect young people and change the way they learn? The MacArthur Foundation will spend $50 million over five years to help answer this question. In addition to funding research and learning projects for its Digital Media and Learning Initiative, the foundation also launched Spotlight, a blog covering developments in in the field. PBS TeacherSource blogger Andy Carvin reports on the initiative in his latest column.

Pledge drive photos

Savor the vicarious thrills of a public radio pledge drive thanks to these photos from Spokane Public Radio. Mmmm mmmm, smell that bacon!

WFDD considers citizen journalism center

WFDD-FM in Winston-Salem, N.C., is considering creating a center for citizen journalism, reports the Winston-Salem Journal.

Global "Sesame Street ": more than numbers and letters

The Los Angeles Times reviews The World According to Sesame Street, a documentary examining Sesame Workshop's international co-productions in three countries. The film launches the new season of Independent Lens.