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May 22, 2023
Increase relevance to attract younger, BIPOC and lower-income viewers
Can public media attract a diverse, younger, and lower-income earning audience by increasing its relevance? One groundbreaking new series is proving it is the unicorn and measuring the results.
Enriching America’s cultural landscape with Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander voices through the tradition of storytelling
Pacific Islanders in Communications presents an exciting new line-up for the twelfth season of Pacific Heartbeat in August.
April 24, 2023
Public radio listeners want more climate coverage
Climate One fills programming gap by connecting local impact to national and global conversation.
March 20, 2023
Black Public Media to host Yoruba Richen Film Retrospective during PitchBLACK
Select films by the 2023 Trailblazer Award recipient will stream free for two weeks during BPM’s PitchBLACK season.
February 27, 2023
Stations see fundraising opportunities despite uncertain environment
Audience use of public media continues to evolve. Individual giving is down. It’s harder to find new donors. It’s simply not an easy time to fundraise. Bucking the trends: donations of vehicles and, now, real estate.
February 6, 2023
Big ROI for Digital Reach 360 Clients
Cutting-edge strategy, expert management, and technological know-how leads to fundraising success.
January 3, 2023
Attending the APTS Public Media Summit will benefit your station now and for years to come
The theme of the 2023 APTS Summit is Inventing The Future, and we’ll be exploring the technological, programmatic and service innovations that we in public media are making – and still need to make – to ensure our success in the exciting and challenging years to come.
December 19, 2022
Ideastream Public Media Board of Trustees thankful to management and staff for exceptional performance
While it is unusual for the Board of Trustees of a public media organization to so publicly thank its management and staff, the Ideastream Public Media team is too extraordinary not to celebrate widely.
November 14, 2022
Don’t invest in DEI programs that don’t work
The programs most stations use don’t increase equity or inclusion. There are effective initiatives, though, backed by science and experience. We can help you move the DEIB needle.
November 7, 2022
It’s no longer ‘digital first’; it’s ‘digital or die’
Public media stations must look to other channels to encourage the consumption of great content on traditional and digital platforms. The challenges: First, find and engage new audiences. Second, promote content where audiences spend time; via online advertising on Google and the major social media platforms. Simple, right?
September 26, 2022
Why top NPR shows are using VoxPop to engage audiences
VoxPop pioneered speech-text engagement platforms with shows such as WAMU’s 1A. “It makes call selection a doddle,” says 1A founder and executive producer, Rupert Allman. “The app is popular, fun to use and has quickly established itself as a key tool in driving deep audience engagement.
May 16, 2022
Building revenue through real estate donations
Pilot program with Michigan Radio shows early signs of success.
April 15, 2022
Black Public Media announces lineup for its global, immersive pitch competition with $75K in prizes
International field of Black storytellers will pitch artificial intelligence, virtual reality and projection-mapping projects. Creative technologists from Brazil, Canada, South Africa, and the United States will compete for $75K in funding on Wednesday, April 27th, at the2022 PitchBLACK Forum: Immersive
March 28, 2022
PRX’s impact –– and an invitation to collaborate in the year ahead
Read PRX’s annual report and see the impact we’ve had over the past year. We strive to create value through our collaborations, technology, journalism, and stories. Let’s continue to explore what we can do and make possible together.
March 21, 2022
Additional PBS stations join expanding Reel South collaboration
As Reel South heads into its seventh season, a growing number of Southern pubcasters have joined to produce the documentary series, bringing the total now to eight public broadcasting organizations.
WANTED: New Talent with Strong Cultural and Family Food Traditions to Host Digital Series at CreateTV.com
APT will award prizes including money and production equipment to the top two winners, whose local public television stations will receive a monetary award to help with local promotion. Home and professional chefs encouraged to enter.
February 21, 2022
Diversifying industry leadership with intention and knowledge sharing
Training the next generation of leaders takes intention. All of us in positions of leadership and influence must ensure the industry will be led by individuals who are open to change and embrace inclusion.
January 10, 2022
Sylvia Strobel’s vision and goals for the future of Twin Cities Public TV
Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) has launched a four-year strategic plan that focuses on six goals.
November 1, 2021
Building diverse teams is foundational to serving audiences better
October 25, 2021
Public Radio audience wants more climate coverage
September 27, 2021
Digital transformation drives fundraising growth for Colorado’s PBS12
September 20, 2021
Combined Pledge Drive Management – Making Life Easier for You
September 13, 2021
Request for Proposals: Twin Cities PBS Announces Station Grant Program for ‘The Race to Solve Suicide’ National Impact Initiative
June 21, 2021
Start a classical music student showcase program with this resource from APM
May 10, 2021
‘Soulsations’ Offers Diverse Programming, Free of Charge
April 12, 2021
Addressing member services challenges
April 5, 2021
Station-Backed Series Reel South Launches into Sixth Season
March 8, 2021
Pitch Your Kids Podcast Idea to PRX & PBS KIDS and Get $10K, Training, & More
Feb. 22, 2021
An Ocean of Stories from the Pacific Islands and Beyond
Oct. 20, 2020
Public Media Women in Leadership’s (PMWL) Mentoring & Engagement Program Launches Fourth Cohort—Mentors Wanted!
Sep. 13, 2020
Vehicle donations a bright spot amid downward trend in station revenue
Aug. 19, 2020
Inspiration When We Need It Most: Articulate with Jim Cotter
Sep. 23, 2019
A celebration of patriotism and courage
Feb. 11, 2019
Diversifying audience should be mission-critical for newsrooms. Here’s how you can work toward that goal.
Jan. 11, 2019
The best public-powered public media journalism of 2018
Dec. 10, 2018
Nov. 15, 2018
Audience engagement for successful fund drives
Oct. 15, 2018
Four techniques to public-power your elections coverage
Sept. 13, 2018
Engagement pros share tips on prioritizing their work
Sept. 6, 2018
A celebration of patriotism and courage
Feb. 20, 2018
On Smart Stories and the Future of Automated Intelligent Storytelling
Dec. 19, 2017