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January 30, 2012

At Realscreen Summit, Kerger envisions potential for PBS Foundation

At the packed "Looking Ahead with the Pubcasters" session at Monday's (Jan. 29) Realscreen Summit, PBS President Paula Kerger once again spoke of the potential the PBS Foundation holds for the future of the organization.
January 28, 2012

PBMA rebrands as Public Media Business Association, launches new website

The Public Broadcasting Management Association (PBMA) on Thursday (Jan. 26) announced a full rebranding of the organization, which serves financial, human resources, legal, information systems and administrative managers of public TV and radio stations.
January 27, 2012

Viewers tuning in, funds tuning out for PBS

It’s going on 50 years since the U.S. government created public broadcasting to “enrich the human spirit, to teach and tell stories of our nation.” It has seen many changes over those years, but perhaps none so turbulent, challenging and successful as the past two years. PBS President and CEO, Paula Kerger came to the Library of Virginia in Richmond to address members, community partners and legislators at a time when state legislatures are cutting or eliminating longstanding contributions to public broadcasting.
January 26, 2012

PBMA Launch Event

Don’t miss the new PBMA Launch Event next Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm EST. This is your opportunity to be among the first the see the organization’s transformation. During this free members-only live webinar, PBMA Chair Tom Livingston and PBMA Executive Director Tom Gibson will reveal the organization’s new logo and branding, give a tour of the new website, and announce new member services.
January 19, 2012

Vanity Fair: “National Public Rodeo”

Vanity Fair recently published an article about NPR that will surely spark conversation among public media professionals. “A simmering battle has been waged, and in the balance hangs NPR’s future and perhaps even its soul—as either a nonpartisan defender of in-depth journalism or a target of the partisan sniping of the sound-bite era. David Margolick explores how NPR’s management managed to squander the advantages of the national dole, deep-pocketed donors, a roster of top-notch reporters, and the loyalty of legions of devoted Click and Clack fans—and whether it can recover from the annus horribilis of 2011.”
January 17, 2012

"No" is the New "Yes": Four Practices to Reprioritize

Saying no, thoughtfully, may be the most undervalued capacity of our times. In a world of relentless demands and infinite options, it behooves us to prioritize the tasks that add the most value. That also means deciding what to do less of, or to stop doing altogether.
January 13, 2012

Rethinking Marketing Strategy in 2012

Almost anybody can sail a company through good times; it’s the rare (and prepared) leader who can guide it through a long and discouraging storm. Read several principles to keep in mind as you navigate these still choppy waters.
January 12, 2012

The Check’s in the Mail — for Two More Days

Delivery by letter carriers seems so old-fashioned that it’s been called “snail mail” for years. Yet, as it turns out, most of Corporate America’s invoices still get delivered that way. And the U.S. Postal Service’s December 5 decision to move first-class mail to a two-to-three-day standard seems sure to slow down bill collection for companies large and small.
January 11, 2012

In Presentations, Learn to Say Less

Imagine that you had 30 seconds instead of 30 minutes at the next executive staff meeting to get your message across. Would you be able to focus your energy on the most compelling way to convey your most important thought? The ability to sharpen an idea so it can be communicated quickly and effectively is becoming critical.
January 10, 2012

NLRB Postpones Rule Requiring Union Posters in the Workplace

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has postponed the date by which employers will be required to hang a poster informing workers of their union rights. A federal court that is hearing a challenge to the legality of the union poster rule requested that the NLRB delay it. The rule, which would require employers to notify their employees of their rights to start a union, will take effect on April 30, rather than Jan. 31, as the NLRB had proposed.