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December 3, 2020

Public Media for All Campaign Gives Participants ‘Something to Aspire to’

A coalition led by people of color in public media has gained pledges from nearly two dozen stations and national organizations in the industry to commit to changes within their workplaces focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. 
December 2, 2020

This Year in Music is Here! Check Out iHeartRadio’s Top Songs and Artists of 2020

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year. Get your celebration on and check out iHeartRadio’s most popular music from the year gone by! The data is based on total audience spins and streams across iHeartRadio broadcast radio and digital stations nationwide, giving a true snapshot of what everyone is listening to in 2020. So, let’s dive into what America’s undisputed favorite songs and artists were.
November 18, 2020

4 Tips For Expressing Gratitude This Holiday Season—Without a Party

Employers' holiday celebrations are sure to look different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. With remote work, social-distancing requirements and other limitations, it’s difficult for employers to know whether or how to hold holiday or year-end celebrations.
November 18, 2020

Public Media and the Youth Media Landscape: A Q&A

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is funding a project with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop ("Cooney Center") to study the current media habits of tweens and teens. The By/With/For Youth: Inspiring Next Gen Public Media Audiences project seeks to build a foundation for how public media can engage with youth audiences and better equip them to participate and thrive in the world.
November 13, 2020

Microsoft Grants Aid Journalism in Public Media Newsrooms

A new pilot program spearheaded by Microsoft is providing funds and technological support for local journalism at several public media stations, including a boost for data and investigative reporting.
November 11, 2020

6 Ways to Help Employees Work Better From Home

Nine months in—and we still need better ways to work from home. Most companies and HR leaders thought working from home would be temporary—a few weeks, a month or two. Now we’re closing in on a year and many people accept that work from home (WFH) as the new normal. Leaders are even adapting HR plans and policies to make it happen.
November 10, 2020

Smaller and Nonprofit Newsrooms are Weathering the Economic Impact of COVID-19 Better Than Most, According to One Survey

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism published a report looking at the financial impact of COVID-19 on 165 independent newsrooms from around the globe. The responses revealed “dramatic but unequal” consequences but—as you might expect from a report entitled “few winners, many losers”—the majority reflected a pretty bleak situation. But! There’s “a significant minority” of independent news organizations surviving—and even thriving—through the crisis.
November 5, 2020

Broadcast Deal-making Bounced Back In Third Quarter, Says Kagan

After the pandemic lockdowns put a damper on deal-making earlier this year, Kagan reports broadcast mergers and acquisitions picked up the pace during the third quarter. Radio and television deals totaled $534.7 million during the three months ended Sept. 30, in what the firm labels a “substantial rebound” from $90.3 million in the second quarter which was an all-time low attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 4, 2020

Voters Weigh In on Workplace Issues

Voters have approved ballot measures that will impact the workplace in several states by raising the minimum wage, establishing a statewide program for paid family and medical leave, and legalizing marijuana. Here's what employers need to know.
November 3, 2020

Tracking Radio’s Road to Recovery

As the nation recovers, so do radio listening levels in many markets around the country. That’s the consensus of a new research report from Nielsen titled “Audio Today: On the Road to Recovery With AM/FM Radio.”