Apr 3, 2008

APTS decamps to Crystal City

PubTV's government-relations unit, the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS), will move its offices this weekend from downtown Washington to the same building across the Potomac where PBS is headquartered. As of Monday, April 7, APTS' address will be 2100 Crystal Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22202. Phone and fax numbers won't change.

NPR web chief moves to innovating crafts e-market

Maria Thomas, builder of NPR's web services since 2001, will return to cutting-edge e-commerce in May, reported Tuesday. She'll be chief operating officer of, a three-year-old Brooklyn-based online marketplace for handmade craft objects that recently sold more than 400,000 items worth $5.6 million in March. She came to NPR from "It is about an opportunity for me, and not much to do with NPR," Thomas told PaidContent. See press accounts of

Peabody Award to fired host revives protests

Yesterday's announcement that WYPR founder and former host Mark Steiner won a Peabody Award coincided with the station's on-air fundraising drive and reinvigorated the protesters camped outside its studios, according to the Baltimore Sun. "I called and told them there's no way I'm giving them any money," said Anita Lingan, a Steiner supporter who used to be a dollar-a-day WYPR member. "I want them to feel this."