'The Takeway' Plans Changes To Include More Local Reports From Affiliates
April 30, 2013 at 4:15 AM (PT)
PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial News-Talk WNYC-A-F/NEW YORK, WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION noncommercial News/Talk WGBH-F/BOSTON, and THE NEW YORK TIMES co-production "THE TAKEAWAY WITH JOHN HOCKENBERRY" is retooling to include more reports from its local affiliates and to allow segments to be used in a modular, piecemeal manner as affiliates please, reports THE NEW YORK TIMES.
The paper says that nine of the show's 82 affiliates met in PHOENIX this month to plan ways to share content and add local news to the show's national coverage.
“We feel like part of our ultimate winning strategy is to produce and deliver content and experiences that can only be done from where we are,” said UNIV. OF TEXAS noncommercial KUT/AUSTIN GM STEWART VANDERWILT, adding that “I think it’s the integration of (national, local, and global perspectives),” he said, “and it’s why we’re so enthusiastic about the proposed approach that’s being explored here.”
“We want to strengthen ‘THE TAKEAWAY’ by strengthening our partnership with other stations, and we’re doing it in an environment where stations are searching for new solutions for midday,” said NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO CEO LAURA R. WALKER.