Thursday, February 02, 2006

WUNC Community Advisory Board

It is interesting to note this list of members of the "community advisory board" for WUNC. Of special note is that the chairman, who is also a former mayor of Chapel Hill, works for the licensee of WUNC - UNC. One might have expected this group to be led by someone a bit more independent of the station ownership. Here is the chairman's CV www.unc.edu/depts/pubpol/documents/howes_cv_june03.doc - 2005-04-18.

1 comment:

Ruby said...

Jonathan Howes is not a just a UNC employee, he's their local PR chief (a.k.a. "Director of Local relations")!

So the fact that he is very much in the news locally (and formerly as a state official) makes him maybe not the best choice for a supposedly-objective news body.

But as you said, local news is definitely not WUNC's specialty.