Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 6-12, 2014)

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014


Boston Globe considers Catholic expansion.” By Hadas Gold. January 8, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 30, 2013-January 5, 2014)

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014


A new power in conservative media.” By Hadas Gold. January 4, 2014.

An NPR news show, reconsidered; The show had been broadcast from D.C. for 36 years before it set up shop in L.A.” January 4, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 16-22, 2013)

Monday, December 23rd, 2013


NPR Gets $17 Million in Grants to Expand Coverage and Develop Digital Platform.” By Elizabeth Jensen. New York Times. December 15, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (October 28-November 3, 2013)

Monday, November 4th, 2013


How Much Is NPR’s Brand Worth? $400 Million.” By Dan Bobkoff. Morning Edition/National Public Radio. November 1, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (October 21-27, 2013)

Monday, October 28th, 2013


Why’s eBay’s Pierre Omidyar Bankrolling A Jouralism Startup?” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. October 21, 2013.
Related stories:
What Glenn Greenwald Could Gain From New Media Venture.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. October 21, 2013.
eBay Founder Explains His Venture Into Journalism.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. October 24, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 9-15, 2013)

Monday, September 16th, 2013


NPR to offer employee buyouts.” By Paul Farhi. Washington Post. September 13, 2013.
Related story:
NPR Plans Buyouts to Cut Staff 10%.” New York Times. September 14, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 2-8, 2013)

Monday, September 9th, 2013


Wilson Center may sell or fold its esteemed Wilson Quarterly, as readership declines.” By Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post. September 6, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 19-25, 2013)

Monday, August 26th, 2013


NPR CEO to leave for job at National Geographic.” No by-line. Washington Post. August 20, 2013.
Related story:
Another Shake-Up at NPR as Chief Steps Down.” New York Times. August 19, 2013.

Democracy May Prove the Doom of WBAI.” By Ben Sisario. New York Times. August 21, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 12-18, 2013)

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013


WBAI-FM Lays Off Most of Staff.” By Ben Sisario. New York Times. August 11, 2013.

NONPROFIT NEWS & COMMENT (June 24-30, 2013)

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University

The nonprofit sector — the universe of associations, civil society, philanthropy, and voluntary action — is the most rapidly growing and changing organizational domain in the world.

Once considered an adjunct of government, over the past half century nonprofits have taken on many of the tasks of government and play key roles in the process of public governance, not only as sources of policy and vehicles for advocacy and political mobilization, but also as providers of a wide range of public services.

Because nonprofits operate in virtually every industry and in many jurisdictions — global, national, state, and local –, it is extraordinarily difficult to track significant the emerging issues and trends that affect them. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that press coverage of nonprofits is fragmentary and often shallow and because scholarship is highly specialized and balkanized.

Through weekly global surveys of major newspapers, periodicals, broadcast media, and on-line news sources, this blog brings to readers’ attention important stories and will, through commentaries, link those news accounts to pertinent scholarship in order to offer in-depth understanding of important emerging issues and trends. The blog will also take note of scholarly books and articles of potential significance to practitioners, policy makers, and other thoughtful readers.

Using Nonprofit News & Comment

Blog entries appear as “Weekly News Summaries” — compilations of news article headlines. Each entry includes a link to the original source and the full text of the story. Because of the on-going monetization of on-line newspapers and other media, full texts may not be available for all stories.

Stories relating to the United States are organized topically by type of organization or activity. International stories are organized by country and, in certain instances, by topic (such as “Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal” and “Sustainable Development”). All stories are archived by topic and date.

Contact Us

Comments or questions about Nonprofit News & Comment should be directed to Peter Dobkin Hall, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University.