Public media organization GBH is the exclusive public media partner for the NAACP’s 114th National Convention taking place in Boston from July 28 to August 1. In this role, GBH will provide extensive on-site coverage of the gathering with “Boston Public Radio and Basic Black,” the longest-running program on public television focusing on the interests of people of color. “AMERICAN EXPERIENCE,” produced at GBH, will preview a new documentary, “The Busing Battleground,” a telling of the tumultuous integration of the Boston Public Schools through a court-mandated busing plan in the 1970s. GBH CEO Susan Goldberg says, “At GBH, we are committed to covering important events, being present in our community, and representing our audiences, both in the stories we tell and how we tell them.”
Public media outlet WYPR, Baltimore 88.1 FM has been recognized by the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for journalism excellence as part of its 2023 Dateline Awards. Of the radio division, the station and its reporters were named the winner of three categories and were recognized as finalists in an additional four. WYPR was honored with the following SPJDC 2023 Dateline Awards for work completed in 2022.
Boston public media outlet WBUR unveils a new climate series. WBUR says, “’Here & Now’ — the live, national midday news program from NPR and WBUR — just debuted a new series to spotlight people and places across the U.S. with solutions that are making a difference to stem climate change. ‘Reverse Course: Individual action to combat climate change’ delivers stories from the field, introducing listeners to people whose projects are succeeding and helping to shape climate smart communities.” The series is led by senior editor Peter O’Dowd and producer Chris Bentley.