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February 15, 2020

Katherine Arno Named CPB Vice President, Community Service Grants and Station Initiatives

From CPB The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today named Katherine Arno as Vice President, Community Service Grants and Station Initiatives, effective February 17, 2020. She will oversee the development and implementation of policy for the Community Service Grant Program, which annually distributes more than $300 million to support public television and radio stations throughout the country. She will also oversee initiatives to help stations improve their ability to provide strong public service to their communities.  
February 7, 2020

2019 Global Human Resources Census

By The Talent Strategy Group  Our 2019 Global HR Census finds that a curious dichotomy describes those in the HR field. HR leaders show up as highly committed and engaged. Many are willing to sacrifice to achieve their career goals. They care deeply about developing people and they possess broad and deep experience in the function.These combined qualities should provide a strong foundation for those leaders to deliver positive outcomes for their organizations. This potential is undercut, however, by attitudes and capability gaps that raise serious questions about the function’s ability to add strategic value.
February 5, 2020

Predictions for Journalism 2020

By NiemanLab  Each year, we ask some of the smartest people in journalism and digital media what they think is coming in the next 12 months. Here’s what they had to say. 
February 3, 2020

CPB Funds Major Research Project on Teenage Media Usage

By Current  CPB announced a $523,097 grant to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop to research the media habits of children and teens between the ages of 8 and 18.Through the grant, the Cooney Center will examine how young people use digital media—including visual, audio and social media content and messaging—beyond traditional broadcasting. The findings will inform future content strategies for public media and its partnerships with educators and youth organizations.
November 7, 2019

FCC Reveals 60-Day Grace Period for IPAWS Update

By Radio World EAS participants who are not able to update to the IPAWS certificate that was released on Oct. 28 by the deadline of Nov. 8 will not turn into the proverbial pumpkin when the clock strikes midnight, according to a Public Notice from the FCC.In the notice from the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC, it was revealed that there are specific guidelines regarding equipment readiness that will allow EAS participants to continue to operate without the impacted, required equipment for a period of 60 days after the Nov. 8 deadline.
October 18, 2019

Texas Public Radio Stations and NPR Launch Collaborative Statewide Newsroom

By KUT 90.5 Public radio stations across Texas are teaming with NPR to increase coverage of statewide issues and boost reporting from underserved regions, including the border with Mexico. Reporters and editors from the state’s four largest public radio stations — KUT in Austin, KERA in Dallas, Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, and Houston Public Media — will plan statewide coverage together, share resources, and dig deeper into the most important stories in Texas.
October 7, 2019

Public Media Company Names Erin Moran President

By Public Media Company Erin Moran has a long history at Public Media Company, joining the nonprofit strategic advisory firm in 2002 as the principal advisor on financial matters. She has served as interim President since April 2019, when Public Media Company announced that co-Founder and CEO, Marc Hand, was leaving to run the Public Media Venture Group, a separate nonprofit focused on opportunities inherent in Next Gen TV.
October 3, 2019

LinkedIn introduces assessment tool to test job seekers' skills

By HR Dive LinkedIn has announced a new skills assessment tool that allows job seekers to find out how proficient they are in their area of specialty. LinkedIn Skill Assessments validates job seekers’ proficiency and marks their profile so they’ll stand out to recruiters. 
September 24, 2019

How to experiment with local TV news: It’s really about choosing your own adventure

By NiemanLab Choose Your Own Adventure books were a big hit. But what about choose your news?This isn’t quite personalizing algorithms on a news site’s homepage or platforms surfacing different items in your feed. One local TV station let its followers decide the stories shown on its evening newscast. It used GroundSource to collect story ideas over SMS from viewers two weeks in advance and polling Twitter followers hours before the show began over which topics they wanted to watch. (“An experimental community” beat “oil on Native lands” and “emissions and ride-sharing,” this time.) The unchosen content still was available online for viewers to see.Netflix has done a similar experiment — and was sued by the Choose Your Own Adventure series publisher — with interactive content, allowing viewers to pick the next step in the show, and plans to do much more. For Cronkite News on Arizona PBS, this was one night of several experiments.
August 28, 2019

Employee experience may play role in raising productivity, reducing turnover

By HR Dive Enhancing employee experience — not just engagement — leads to higher productivity and lower turnover, according to research by coaching platform BetterUp. The company's Employee Experience Index of 17,000 workers found employees who scored highly on the index had 28% higher productivity, 37% fewer turnover intentions and 59% higher job satisfaction rises compared to their peers.