Public Media Platform to shift to NPR

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The three-year-old Public Media Platform announced Monday that it will end its run as a standalone project and become part of NPR.

“In order to ensure that this important service is available as far into the digital future as anyone can see, PMP’s Board has made the decision to transition PMP to NPR,” the announcement said.

The PMP launched in 2012 as a nonprofit founded by NPR, PBS, Public Radio Exchange, Public Radio International and American Public Media. It provides an application programming interface (API) that eases access to public media’s digital content.

Earlier this year, stations using NPR’s Core Publisher content management system gained access to tools giving them PMP access. PMP also announced a pilot program in May to test a WordPress plugin to further expand access.

The PMP was also the subject of a CPB audit released Sept. 30 that questioned its accounting of $2.3 million in expenses from November 2012 to December 2013.