Jan 17, 2010

Public media conference to focus on high-impact projects

"Real Stories, Real Impact" is the subject of this year's Making Your Media Matter confab sponsored by the Center for Social Media at American University. The meeting, In Washington on Feb. 11 and 12, will examine "methods for assessing various elements that contribute to high-impact public media projects," according to the center. Register online.

Blogger criticizes "Between the Lions" CD in Chick-fil-A kids' meal

Tim Graham, a blogger with the conservative site Newsbusters, was upset during a recent drive-through visit to Chick-fil-A. Included in his daughter's kid's meal was a Between the Lions CD, with logos of WGBH and Mississippi Public Broadcasting. "This underlines how blurry the line is between public broadcasting and private-sector merchandising," he writes on the site that calls itself "the leader in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias." The "Hypocrisy!" in the headline refers to PBS President Paula Kerger's comments at the recent winter press tour that children's programming on commercial stations is built mainly around opportunities to sell toys to kids.