Aug 19, 2008

Narrator of The War wins Emmy

Keith David has won an Emmy for his voice-over narration of Ken Burns' The War. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presents several awards of excellence in "juried categories" before the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 21. David won the award in 2005 for his narration of the PBS doc Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.

It's values, not demographics, that drive pubradio audience growth

Marketing and research consultant John Sutton questions whether a CPB-backed project to recommend audience-growth strategies for public radio is on the right track. Directed by the Station Resource Group, the Grow the Audience project published an analysis of audience trends and began consulting with system leaders this summer. Sutton faults the initial work for "starting in the same place of past audience growth failures--age and ethnicity--and not with values and content."