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NPR launches “Up First” morning news podcast, hoping to cross over audiences

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National Public Radio (NPR) will launch Up First, a 10-minute, 6:00AM podcast news bulletin drawn from its widely distributed Morning Edition syndicated radio show. In starting an online-only podcast that seemingly competes with the live daily radio show which spawned it, NPR intends to address a discrete audience that might not be familiar with NPR radio programming, and possibly drive that audience into a deeper involvement with the NPR ecosystem. Continue Reading

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Trump administration might move to privatize Corporation for Public Broadcasting

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One of Donald Trump’s first actions in the White House may mean drastic, devastating changes to public media. Prior to the inauguration, his transition team has included plans to privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The CPB is a nonprofit corporation that receives about $445 million a year in federal funding. It is also the primary source of funds for public television and radio programming. Continue Reading

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Bryan Moffett promoted to COO at National Public Media

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Bryan Moffett has been promoted to the COO for National Public Media, the organization that manages corporate sponsorships for National Public Radio, the Public Broadcasting Service, and their member stations. In this capacity, Moffett will oversee strategic planning, with a focus on generating corporate support for public media. Continue Reading