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Veteran journalist urges new take on climate change

The recession and the presidential election has pushed the issue of climate change far from the headlines. But scientists agree this summer's drought and record sea ice melting in the arctic should sound alarms more than ever.

ABC News' climate change reporter argues journalism needs to find a new way to cover the story. Bill Blakemore has reported on national TV for more than 40 years and for 8 years on climate change. Blakemore is speaking tonight at 7:30 pm at St. Lawrence University as a part of its Climate Change conference.

Blakemore says climate change is a bigger, longer-running story than any newsroom has ever had to tackle, and the first step is moving past appearances of "balance" on whether climate change is real.

Blakemore told David Sommerstein climate scientists have agreed on the five basic facts of global warming.  Go to full article

Curley steps down as head of AP

Earlier this week, Tom Curley announced his retirement after nine years as president and CEO of the Associated Press. The 63 year-old Curley spent his tenure working to transform the news cooperative for the digital era. Now that he's retiring, Curley said he plans to spend more time in the Adirondacks, where he owns a home on Upper Saranac Lake with his wife, Marsha Stanley. Chris Knight intereviewed Curley this week about the changing times faced by newspapers and what he sees as the biggest issues facing the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

A partnership to promote the future of regional public media

At North Country Public Radio's annual meeting last night in Old Forge, the Adirondack Community Trust announced a partnership with NCPR to help create the next generation of public media professionals. ACT and NCPR will share a $300,000 challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to invest in the future of NCPR's ability to expand regional broadcast and digital news and information services. Martha Foley talks with NCPR Station Manager Ellen Rocco and ACT Executive Director Cali Brooks about the grant announcement.  Go to full article

NPR's Carl Kasell retiring from morning newscasts

After 30 years as morning newscaster at NPR, Carl Kasell will give his final newscast tomorrow morning. At 75, his radio career spans more than 50 years, and he's been on the air with NPR since 1975. Kasell will continue as official judge and scorekeeper on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!". He told Todd Moe that he's just changing jobs. But no more early morning newscasts.  Go to full article

The shaky future of news: who pays?

Auto manufactures aren't the only industry in crisis. There's also a near melt-down in news media. The ways people get information--who pays? and how?--have all changed dramatically. With ad revenue in a severe slump, there's a mad scramble for a funding formula that lets news as we know it survive. The story is much the same in Canada, although some details differ. The latest revenue skirmish in Canadian broadcasting pits TV stations against cable companies over something called fee-for-carriage. Lucy Martin has more.  Go to full article

NCPR manager on pubradio finances

The economic downturn is affecting the public radio system across the country, but differently at each local station, and at National Public Radio in Washington. As member of NPR's Board of Directors, NCPR Station Manager Ellen Rocco has the view from the top, and from the grass roots. She joined Martha Foley this morning to talk about finances.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/21/06

Dry weather contributes to fires on the Northway and at a camp on Upper St. Regis Lake. Plattsburgh puts the brakes on wind farms. Rare turtles show up near a Wal-Mart project site in Potsdam. And Adirondack hermit Noah Rondeau remembered.  Go to full article

Hour 1: Special Call-in with NPR Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin

Jeffrey Dvorkin, National Public Radio Ombudsman, takes questions from NCPR listeners on issues of media accountability, the independence of NPR News, quality of service, editorial guidelines, business practices and more in a wide-ranging community discussion of public broadcasting standards. Dvorkin will speak at 7:30 pm tonight in the Student Center at St. Lawrence University in Canton NY.  Go to full article

Ask the Station: Listener Call-in, pt. 1

NCPR opened the phone lines to take listener questions about programming, news, or anything else related to our broadcast service. Station manager Ellen Rocco, program director Jackie Sauter and news director Martha Foley occupied the hot seats.  Go to full article

Cable Co. to Offer 24-hour Regional News

Northern New Yorkers will soon have another option for news. Time Warner Cable is launching a 24-hour live regional news channel in early November. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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