Sad News For NPR Listeners

Friday, December 12, 2008

I have some more to say on this - but for now here's a snippet from the a blog post about the death of News & Notes:

Unemployment Line: NPR Cancels Only African-American Focused Show ‘News & Notes’

Without notice, National Public Radio today canceled its African-American news show ‘News & Notes’ hosted by well-known broadcast and digital media journalist Farai Chideya—thus signaling the end of one of the best national radio newscasts dedicated to African-American news and views.

Citing insufficient levels of audience listeners and the lack of national underwriting, NPR sent an email to its staff announcing the cancellation of ‘News & Notes’ and ‘Day to Day.’ However, several staff members report a different reason given to them for the cancellation, which had nothing to do with audience levels or funding.
Read it in full down at where you can also get information on contacting NPR.