Noncommercial stations continued on their path toward full funding-plus even as President Trump has tried to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Creating partnerships (including with commercial stations), using multiple platforms, breaking existing public perceptions of bias and, most of all, engaging viewers were all discussed at a Washington symposium.
Massive budget shortfalls, vicious in-fighting and a power shift in Washington. Make no mistake, public media is facing the biggest ever threat to its existence. This time, the haters are deadly serious. And they have timing on their side.