Working Groups: Funding and Firewalls
The Need for Feedback
Sorting through the difficult questions posed by editorial and funding standards is not a task to be undertaken solo. We believe that station managers should actively consult with other professionals and with media consumers when formulating station policies, dealing with specific funding dilemmas and monitoring the station’s adherence to its policy tenets.
We recommend that each station construct a “kitchen cabinet” which includes station staff, community members and colleagues from other institutions. These are individuals who would be available collectively or on a one-on-one basis to provide consultation to station managers when assessing policy formulation, specific funding questions or when monitoring station compliance with its standards.