Monday roundup: TAL squelches PRX rumors; NPR Books boosts New Directions sales

• This American Life has yet to decide on a new distributor, contrary to Chicago media writer Bob Feder’s report over the weekend that the show would go to Public Radio Exchange. Feder posted a correction today with a statement from TAL host Ira Glass. TAL hasn’t even started negotiations, Glass said. “We’re about to begin a round of talking to possible distributors,” Glass told Feder. “There’s also the option of self-distribution, which is attractive.”

NPR stream joins slate of content on Apple’s iTunes Radio

NPR announced Monday that it has landed the first news-provider slot on Apple’s iTunes Radio. iTunes Radio, which is integrated into Apple’s iTunes software, now features a 24-hour stream of NPR content including national newscasts and stories from Morning Edition and All Things Considered. The stream will also carry other NPR news and cultural programming. NPR said that in the future, digital streams from NPR member stations will also appear on iTunes Radio. Update: Acting NPR CEO Paul Haaga said in a memo to station executives Monday that digital streams from NPR member stations can be added to iTunes Radio if stations switch stream formats to meet Apple’s requirements.