CPB’s approach is a meal that is part of the project activity should be a separate budget line item. Per diem should be treated as a separate expense for appropriate individuals associated with the project to the extent expenses are agreed to in the final project budget.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: We do envision this as a training initiative for public radio as well as television. We realize that public radio has more newsrooms and more journalists. Many stations have great video producers as well as people who are participating in CPB funded collaborations at public TV stations and joint licensees. CPB sees a lot of creative work happening around short video and digital online video that CPB thinks is important. CPB wants to support additional training and skills in those areas.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: We built in a ramp-up period in our timeline in the RFP. In your proposal, you can certainly put forth a timeline that you think best suits the needs that we’re trying to address.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: It’s absolutely driven from below. Stations have been very supportive of the Initiative. Anyone who is hiring for a news director, or chief content officer or an editor to lead any kind of collaboration, all we hear is how difficult it is to hire someone who is qualified for these positions. Just looking at the numbers of journalists in public media, about 3,000 across the system, we estimate there are several hundred who are in editorial leadership roles. CPB believes there is a good number of potential candidates in that pool, plus those who are not currently in these types of positions who aspire to be editorial leaders.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: Yes. As referenced in the RFP, Applicants must identify the evaluator and CPB needs to approve the evaluator before we will get into the grant contracting phase. Potential coaches and mentors should also be identified as part of the Applicant’s team. The cost proposal will need to include rates and number of hours for all personnel.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: There will be some self-sorting for people who want to work in public media. The organization executing this Initiative is also responsible for finding out how to locate the right applicants for the Initiative.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: We are looking to bring people into the Initiative who aren’t a part of the public media world. We recognize that all the people we may need may not be in the public media sector. If there are people outside public media who aspire to work in public media, they should apply.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: Yes, we are in terms of multi-platform editing which came out of our assessment. If you’re primarily an editor of audio, it will be great to have some basic training of video or digital editing. We’d also like to reinforce training around ethics and standards as it is critical to the success of public media, even if it’s a refresher course for some people. I would refer you to the section of the RFP where we outline areas of focus for training.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: This is a competitive solicitation thus we are not disclosing the amount budgeted for this project by CPB. We understand that we are asking for a scope of work that includes a variety of elements. As such, cost will not be the sole factor that we consider in the review of applications, but it does make up 30% of our evaluation criteria. You are expected to create a budget that you believe produces the best results at the most appropriate cost.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: We’re looking for a combination of editing skills and managerial skills. If someone is looking for additional training in honing editorial skills, they can likely find that in various places around the country. What we’ve seen less of, is this very specific combination of editorial and managerial skills available on a wide-scale in public media. The ideal candidate would have a good grasp of editorial skills but not as much experience with management. Ideally, someone who has worked in a newsroom, had some reporting experience but is looking to take on a leadership role and would like that jump-start to their career in public media.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: We’ve imagined this project in a 2-year timeframe, that is the basis we are starting from. We’ll have to determine if the project is a success and cost-effective, and if there is a need for additional training.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: It will be a combination of journalism knowledge as well as managerial skills which we identified as a gap in the public media system.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: We expect that CPB will be the primary funder if not the sole-funder of this Initiative. CPB won’t turn away in-kind contributions should applicants be able to make those but it’s not something required for this application. We do not expect to see grantee “in-kind” contributions on this project. Salaries are reimbursable as a project expense.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: Organizations that have a federal rate for indirect or overhead are free to use it. Alternatively, CPB has a policy that usually applies to grants, but that can be used for this project as well. It identifies a long list of types of expenses that can be included in the calculation of an overhead rate. You can follow the CPB policy if you don’t have a federal rate or in lieu of the federal rate.
April 16, 2018 Webinar Answer: We have heard from a lot of people about the need for editors and editorial training in public media. As stated in the RFP, it is up to the organization running the Initiative to solicit applications and get the word out on the Initiative, as well as encourage people to apply for it.
CPB’s competitive bidding rules would not apply. If the third party is truly a “partner,” that party would ordinarily be a party to CPB’s grant agreement and CPB would not expect the applicant to have undertaken any competitive process with respect to that third party. If the third party is not a party to CPB’s grant agreement, CPB would regard that party as the grant equivalent of a subcontractor, and CPB expects grantees to follow their own procurement processes in connection with those third-party services.
Yes, submission of a proposal does not transfer ownership of any intellectual property to CPB. However, the terms of CPB RFP’s provide that the submission of a proposal grants a license to CPB to copy the proposal materials in order to facilitate CPB’s review and consideration of RFP responses. The RFP also provides that CPB is indemnified against any infringement claims by the party submitting the proposal. CPB is not required to return any submitted proposal materials to any party.
A grantee’s use of its own funds in connection with a project does not ordinarily reduce or affect CPB’s intellectual property rights in a project funded by CPB. With respect to pre-existing materials developed outside a funded project, CPB ordinarily requires the grantee to represent that it has a license to use such materials in the funded project and that any other party’s rights in such pre-existing materials will not conflict with CPB’s rights under the CPB grant agreement.
CPB expects to be a 100% funder of the Initiative.
Since this is a competitive solicitation, we are not disclosing the amount we have budgeted for the project.
Yes, the Assessment Tool should be a part of the proposal. CPB expects the Assessment Tool will be refined as the Initiative is implemented.
CPB would like to get original thinking for the Initiative. Further, much of what was in the underlying assessment is in the RFP.
All editorial best practices.
The Initiative training is intended for all platforms and media, including audio, television, digital, photo, video, and social media platforms.
The Initiative training is intended for all platforms, including television.
Yes, the Initiative is intended to develop editorial leadership in public radio and public television stations.
Yes, journalists from the successful Applicant’s organization can apply to participate in the training.
As noted in the RFP, the successful Applicant will design and develop the application and selection process for the Fellows, including a list of criteria for selection. CPB will be part of the selection process.
The Initiative is intended to build the leadership skills of accomplished journalists and to attract and develop new talent. However, CPB’s preference will be for existing talent in public media.
CPB expects that applicants for the training will come from both public media and journalism organizations outside of public media. CPB envisions the Initiative will attract applicants who want to work in public media journalism.
Currently the webinar is scheduled for April 16 at 1:30 ET.
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