Thursday, September 16, 2021

Public Radio Newsroom Employees Told to Stay Quiet: They Do

Two Ohio public radio stations - WKSU and WCPN - plan to merge.   That's a major story.   It's a story neither newsroom did.   Why?   Because management told newsroom employees to say nothing.

Discussions on the merger were done in secret.   There was no public discussion.  None. 

The newsroom employees told to be quiet did just that.   Rather than report an important story, they stayed quiet.

What an embarrassment to public radio.   What an insult to journalism.    At least the local nonprofit newsroom, the Portager, did the story.