May 16, 2007

Local News Initiative to aid seven "hubs"

Public radio's Local News Initiative backed seven collaborations proposed through its "Hubs Initiative," an effort to bring multiple stations together for shared reporting or training projects. [Via PRPD.]

KPFK host Ian Masters profiled in LA Times

"You try to be an advocate for the truth, not an ideology," says Ian Masters, host of KPFK's Background Briefing, in a recent Los Angeles Times profile. The Times describes his weekly show as "considerably more ambitious and frequently more illuminating" than Sunday morning pundit fare broadcast by the commercial networks.