Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Open Thread - Tuesday

NPR related comments welcomed.


Jay said...

Reporting more movement by NPR News here. As related by NPR
President Kevin Klose at the
Public Radio in Mid-America conference in Austin last week.
NPR recently opened its 18th
foreign bureau - in Kabul.

It has added a total of 10 in
the last few years of expansion
at NPR News.

According to Klose, this puts NPR fourth behind AP, New York Times and CNN (not necessarily in that order) in terms of the number of foreign bureaus.

In January, NPR News received a 2007 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for its coverage of Iraq.

Porter Melmoth said...

As the prestige items add up for NPR, so does the money (or vice-versa), and it puts feathers in the caps of corporate sponsors, naturally. Also, because NPR is a non-visual medium, the overhead of bureaus is much lower. ADM (for example) is happy to bump up the endowments if it brings further glory to the ADM name. Same game as 'mainstream' broadcast media, except that it's 'modified' for more 'non-commercial' applications . . . !