Oct 9, 2007

Self-censorship on your local station

A New York Times editorial on broadcasters' growing tendency to self-censor points to weak-kneed decisions by public broadcasters: WBAI's retreat from broadcasting Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" and PBS's editing of swear-words from The War.

Legal battle over a media brand we like too

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Minnesota Public Radio is suing a Christian rock station in Virginia Beach over its use of the name "The Current," which is the brand name of MPR's Triple-A music service.