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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill to Overhaul BBG

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill to Overhaul BBG

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014

Legislation would eliminate the BBG, position VOA as a public diplomacy tool, and consolidate Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks into a single entity…

BBG Audience at Record Level; Doubles in Ten Years

BBG Audience at Record Level; Doubles in Ten Years

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

The BBG has released its audience estimate for 2013. With 206 million people tuning in or logging on each week, the audience is at an all time high — more than doubling in the past ten years…

For the First Time in 65 Years, BBG Content Will Be “Legally” Available in the U.S.

For the First Time in 65 Years, BBG Content Will Be “Legally” Available in the U.S.

[ 0 ] July 1, 2013

The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act goes into effect tomorrow, July 2 – lifting the ban on domestic dissemination of BBG content. But BBG broadcasters still cannot create content intended for U.S. audiences…

Think Pieces

Reuters Institute Finds 37% Use Smartphones for News Consumption

Reuters Institute Finds 37% Use Smartphones for News Consumption

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

The 2014 Digital News Report uncovered an increasing use of smartphones as a preferred platform for news consumption. Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter lead the way…

6 Tenets of Journalism in the Digital Era

6 Tenets of Journalism in the Digital Era

[ 0 ] January 13, 2014

When Justin Smith took over the top job at Bloomberg, he emailed his new staff a list of six principles that he believes will help ensure survival of a media organization. How many are you executing?

Think Piece: The Year We Broke the Internet

Think Piece: The Year We Broke the Internet

[ 0 ] January 3, 2014

Writing for Esquire, Luke O’Neil pens an alarmingly honest piece on the state of journalism on the web. What he points out is not pretty at all…

International Broadcasting News

VOA Signs New Partnership with Top Congo FM in Kinshasa

VOA Signs New Partnership with Top Congo FM in Kinshasa

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

Top Congo 88.4 FM joins the family of VOA affiliate stations, which will deliver VOA French to Africa services to the massive Kinshasa/Brazzaville market…

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill to Overhaul BBG

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill to Overhaul BBG

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014

Legislation would eliminate the BBG, position VOA as a public diplomacy tool, and consolidate Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks into a single entity…

Embassy Nouakchott Public Affairs Officer Marion Wohlers (second from left) surrounded by Mauritanian women who performed at the launch party.

Hundreds of Young Mauritanians Celebrate Launch of Radio Sawa

[ 0 ] July 16, 2014

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has officially launched a new FM station serving residents in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott. It’s the latest in a series of launches in African capital cities…

Ideas and Innovation

Download Stats Show Radio Sawa Mobile App is Expanding Reach Beyond Transmitters

Download Stats Show Radio Sawa Mobile App is Expanding Reach Beyond Transmitters

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

Radio Sawa’s new mobile app allows users to access breaking news, music, and other Radio Sawa programming instantly — while expanding into regions beyond the reach of its transmitters…

iPad-based Switcher Puts You in the Web TV Game For About $2000

iPad-based Switcher Puts You in the Web TV Game For About $2000

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014

Japanese company Cerevo helps drive down the cost of streaming video with a four-camera video production switcher — controlled by a simple-to-use iPad app…

BBG Unveils Digital Storytelling Tool at Mozilla Festival

BBG Unveils Digital Storytelling Tool at Mozilla Festival

[ 0 ] October 28, 2013

KettleCorn allows journalists to quickly create visually compelling web videos featuring video, stills, graphic overlays, and even language translation…