NPR’s College Podcast Challenge with a $5,000 prize!

NPR is inviting students from around the country to create a podcast – about anything they want! – and compete for a chance to have their work featured on NPR. Students from 5th grade through college are eligible to participate. The contest opens for entries today (Dec 1, 2021) and closes on Feb. 28, 2022. […]

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“Viewers Like You” beer released by TPT & BlackStack Brewing

Twin Cities PBS (TPT) and BlackStack Brewing have come together to release a new beer “Viewers Like You.” A portion of the proceeds from the first-ever TPT beer collaboration will go to Minnesota Experience to celebrate and support the award-winning series. “At the brewery, we’ve been huge fans of TPT since childhood,” said Murphy Johnson, […]

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CPB RFP: NextGen TV Transition and Broadcast Engineering Expert

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of an expert(s) (Expert) knowledgeable in television broadcasting technology, spectrum, business operations and policy to advise CPB on issues relating to market transition considerations for NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0), FCC’s TV spectrum repack, 5G wireless technology, and other NextGen TV and spectrum-related issues as it relates […]

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CPB and PBS Receive Ready To Learn Grant from the U.S. Department of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 7, 2020) The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS received a Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. The grant, set for a five-year cycle, provides $24,322,018 per year to fund CPB and PBS’s comprehensive multi-media learning and station engagement initiative. This […]

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Maja Mrkoci, CPB’s Chief Content and Innovation Officer is Stepping Down 

Maja Mrkoci, CPB’s Chief Content and Innovation Officer is Stepping Down The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) announced that Chief Content Officer Maja Mrkoci is resigning on October 2. Her personal remarks and advice for Public Media:   “During my years of working in public media and in light of the pandemic, two things have really […]

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PBS Board Updates – Abbott Returns, Phillips 2nd Term, Isip, Micek elected.

After PBS completed the first FY 2021 meeting of the PBS Board of Directors, PBS President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Kerger announced the results of the recent Board elections. Molly Phillips Executive Director and General Manager of Iowa PBS She was elected to a second term on the PBS Board as a Professional Director  […]

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Vegas PBS General Manager, Tom Axtell, announces his retirement. 

  Vegas PBS General Manager, Tom Axtell, announces his retirement.  Vegas PBS announced today the upcoming retirement of General Manager, Tom Axtell, after over four decades in broadcasting with the last 26 years leading the public television organization. During his tenure at the station, Vegas PBS grew financially, added an array of new services, built […]

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Webby Winners – Public Media claims top spots for Best Voice Experiences of 2020

And The Webby Goes To… The following Alexa skills and developers were selected as Webby Winners or voted Winners of the Webby People’s Voice Awards. Public Media took home 3 of the top 5 spots. NPR News Now by NPR News (Voice) Five minutes of NPR news, updated hourly. Includes video on compatible devices. The Voicebot […]

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NPR CEO Lansing Names Michael Smith Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Smith will begin as the CMO beginning on April 6th. Smith brings more than 30 years of experience in entertainment brand marketing, content, digital and most recently served as SVP, GM Digital Channels for Scripps Networks, “Michael is a strategic thinker and an extremely creative media executive who has spent his career finding new […]

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