On this week’s episode, some common liberties that public media people take with copyright, and fair use expert Patricia Aufderheide tells us whether they’re legal, or should be legal. Also, is "The Pub" too long? Many of you think so. But are you listening with your broadcaster brain or your normal person’s brain? Is there an optimal length for podcasts?
On this week’s episode, we contemplate how public media can plug the brain drain of tech-savvy workers leaving for other jobs. Host Adam Ragusea talks with P. Kim Bui, now with First Look Media.
Also on the show:
Where is the line between pronouncing a foreign name or word correctly, and over-pronouncing it?
Current’s Mike Janssen reports from SXSW, where several recent public media dust-ups have been looming large
NPR updates its policy governing when reporters at university licensee stations are allowed to file stories about their own employers; we talk to Emily Reddy, news director at Penn State’s WPSU
Responses to Adam's argument that public media reporters should shed conventional rules of impartiality
This week on The Pub, an interview with pioneering journalist Maria Hinojosa about how public media covers communities of color and who's involved in the conversations on shows such as Latino USA.
Also, the conclusion of host Adam Ragusea's three-part argument that public media should abandon both the practice and pretense of impartiality. Daniel Hallin, the University of California, San Diego media scholar who coined the term “sphere of consensus,” reacts to the argument. And Adam contemplates a different way that NPR CEO Jarl Mohn might have responded to a Diane Rehm Show caller who was angry about underwriting.
Melody Kramer talks with host Adam Ragusea about public radio membership models, and the CEO of Voice of San Diego discusses his news nonprofit's own approach for attracting members. Plus, public media and impartiality in journalism, and your thoughts on last week's conversation about unpaid internships.