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A Conservative Propagandist Returns to Attack NPR

March 20th, 2011 · No Comments

It is an article of faith with the political far right that the mainstream news media are, in the words of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the “lamestream media.” The conservatives are correct – the mainstream news media often are lame.  But, it’s not because the news media are liberal, which is the point of […]

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Tags: ACORN · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · NPR · Politics · Public Broadcasting

Monkeying with Public Broadcasting Again

June 21st, 2005 · No Comments

The current attack on public broadcasting is like 1972 all over again. That is, like Nixon’s White House, this administration wants to intimidate and silence news and public affairs programs that are sometimes critical of them. And this time, the White House has an insider – CPB chairman Kenneth Tomlinson – on their side, as Tomlinson injects partisan politics into the very entity he is supposed protect. At the top of his list is NOW, a weekly news program that until this year was one hour long and hosted by veteran reporter Bill Moyers.

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The Plan for Iowa Public Radio, Part 2

January 3rd, 2005 · 1 Comment

In fact . . . decreasing state funding and achieving “economies of scale” are fundamental concepts to the Regents’ vision of Iowa Public Radio. Although the Bornstein plan suggests that the stations reduce their university general fund support by $300,000 over the next five years, the plan is ultimately about preparing the stations for the eventual complete elimination of university general funds (which is already the case with WOI in Ames).

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The Plan for Iowa Public Radio, Part 1

December 27th, 2004 · No Comments

The new network involves University of Northern Iowa stations KUNI (90.9 FM) and KHKE (89.5 FM) in Eastern Iowa, University of Iowa stations WSUI (910 AM) and KSUI (91.7 FM) in Iowa City, and Iowa State University stations WOI-AM (640) and WOI-FM (90.1) in Ames.

Each station will retain its on-air call letters, but will identify itself as part of “Iowa Public Radio” beginning sometime in summer 2005. The plan also proposes a future network affiliate station based in Sioux City to cover the western part of the state.

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