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Free Speech Radio News returns on Feb. 11 with daily online updates

A little more than four months after ending production, the independent and non-profit daily Free Speech Radio News program is launching the first phase of its reboot with a new website and fresh updates on February 11. Administrative Coordinator Nell Abram said that the new site will feature daily updates, including audio segments ranging from […]

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iHeartRadio Talk is Clear Channel’s move to become the Google of internet radio

Clear Channel has discovered the podcast, apparently, but wants to rename it the “audiosode.” Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? But don’t be fooled by the nincompoop neologism, this is a very serious move by the nation’s biggest radio broadcast company to dominate internet radio. Those “audiosodes” are part of the iHeartRadio Talk beta that […]

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Behind the scenes at a grassroots international daily radio news program

Behind the scenes at a grassroots international daily radio news program

Listeners to Free Speech Radio News may not realize that only two of the producers are in the same location. The rest of the staff–not just reporters and correspondents–are geographically dispersed and work together over the phone and internet. This is due to the grassroots nature of FSRN, but also because the organization’s tight finances […]

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Free Speech Radio News asks supporters to "keep the flame burning"

Free Speech Radio News asks supporters to “keep the flame burning”

Producing a daily, grassroots and nonprofit with an international scope is not an easy business. Free Speech Radio News has been pulling it off for more than a dozen years, since Pacifica Reporters Against Censorship went on strike from the Pacifica Network and turned their efforts to an independent, collectively run newscast. While FSRN is […]

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BBC’s Five Live radio airing wall-to-wall Libya coverage

Right now there are strong indications that the Libyan government of Muammar Qaddafi may be pulling back. There are reports from Benghazi that government forces have withdrawn and Libyan ambassadors to countries like China and India resigning. The BBC’s Five Live radio service seems to be providing some of the best up-to-the-minute English-language coverage of […]

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Two Knight News Challenge Grants go to radio orgs

The Knight Foundation has taken a lead in funding grants for promising new ideas for journalism, in particular those that exploit opportunities in digital media and are local in focus. The Knight News Challenge Grant is providing $2.74 million in funding to twelve projects that aim to inform specific geographic communities. The winners were announced […]

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