NABJ Selects Al Jazeera Media Network for the
2014 Best Practices Award
NABJ Issues Thumbs Down Award to
Tell Me More was started in 2007 with host Michel Martin and was designed to attract new audiences to public radio, to use new and innovative storytelling methods, and to discuss issues of particular importance to people of color. The shows creation followed the loss of Tavis Smiley’s radio show to Public Radio International and then the cancellation of the program, which succeeded Smiley’s News and Notes.
“NPR’s has as two of it’s stated goals in its strategic to ‘expand, diversify and engage our audiences’ and ‘grow net revenues.’ One however cannot supercede the other and greater care should have been taken to preserve Tell Me More as an example of what NPR’s new core should be and as as a representation of a truly superb way in which public media can embrace diversity.”
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