❄ MORE on PUBLIC MEDIA INDEPENDENCE
The New York Times reports, under the headline NPR Conflict With Overseer Is Growing, [and online headline A Battle Over Programming at National Public Radio] efforts by the Republican-controlled Corporation for Public Broadcasting to challenge the editorial independence of National Public Radio. An excerpt:
In one of several points of conflict in recent months, the chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which allocates federal funds for public radio and television, is considering a plan to monitor Middle East coverage on NPR news programs for evidence of bias, a corporation spokesman said on Friday.
The corporations board has told its staff that it should consider redirecting money away from national newscasts and toward music programs produced by NPR stations …
[Bruce’s Blog: 2005.05.16. Post: Bxx Short Link p=49. Front Door Index: http://blog.learnworld.com/. Permalink: http://www.learnworld.com/BRUCE/uncategorized/more-on-public-media-independence-threatened/]