One choice, at this transformational moment, is to say, "We are satisfied with what we are doing. We — in radio — are providing 11 percent of America with an extraordinary service." If this is our choice, we need to carefully consider whether we warrant public funding and, if so, what the rationale would be.Ah! The dilemma! On the one hand, there's our beautiful elitism. On the other, there's all that money. Money. Elitism. Elitism. Money. Uhhh.... Okay, we need to try to look less elite.
March 11, 2011
NPR board member says "we unwittingly cultivated a core audience that is predominately white, liberal, highly educated, elite. "
"'Super-serve the core' — that was the mantra, for many, many years. This focus has, in large part, brought us to our success today..."