Plus: An Update from the SAG-AFTRA union of content creators at Marketplace
They were on 250 stations and canceled it??? That seems pretty significant to claim it was a drag on their financials. Skye, I hope you take time to explore the profit motive here and elsewhere in public media. It goes against the ethos of what we believe these nonprofits should be. Wages for editors, executives, and talent are up across the board, and yet as you report here they can’t seem to fill roles in a timely manner for producers who run the damn show. And what’s more, they can’t explain why a valuable show for news consumers is being treated like an underperforming show on prime time cable. Public media is supposed to be above this. Maybe they change their ambitions, and maybe they rethink their focus, but the show doesn’t have to go away. Not if it’s on 250 stations.