Knight Foundation Awards Cronkite School $1.9M Grant to Innovate Local TV News
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced a $1.9 million grant to Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to advance digital and broadcast innovation in local television news.
Last Push For Radio To Move To Online Public Files
The countdown is on for all full-power radio stations to move their public inspection files online. The Federal Communications Commission has ordered all stations to shift to an online file on the FCC’s searchable portal website by March 1. It’s the last wave of stations to make the switch. Television stations began posting their public files online in 2012 and radio stations in the top 50 markets followed in 2016.
ESPN Plus Service Will Cost $4.99 Per Month
Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger said the highly anticipated direct-to-consumer streaming product ESPN Plus will launch in the spring and will cost $4.99 a month. Speaking on Disney’s earnings call Tuesday, Iger said ESPN Plus will be available via a new, reconceived ESPN app.
FCC Will Consider Creating a New FM Class
The FCC Media Bureau is circulating a notice of proposed rulemaking on whether to create a new class of FM radio stations in the United States. Chairman Ajit Pai made the announcement at MMTC’s annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit.
Entercom Promotes From Within For Top AZ Sales Role
If you don’t believe in nurturing and developing talent that have the potential for a lengthy tenure at your broadcast media company, than you perhaps aren’t familiar with Entercom‘s Phoenix cluster. Its new Director of Sales started at the station group under previous owner CBS Radio in 1998 as a part-time promotions assistant.