May 30, 2004

Lori Robertson of American Journalism Review chews over threats to depth and innovation at NPR News as the network adds hours of news programming for reporters to fill. When asked to file for three shows in a day, Nina Totenberg recalls replying: "If you want me to know anything for me to report, you have to leave me alone for a few hours to do it."
After a year of operating a transmitter in Sacramento, San Francisco's KQED has a weekly cume of just 19,000, while the local pubradio station, KXJZ, has 140,000 -- up 3,000 from last year, the Sacramento Bee reported. The Bay Area station competes head-on with KXJZ, running Morning Edition, TOTN, ATC and Marketplace at the same times (with one half-hour discrepancy).