Research

Request for Information: Measuring Quality of an ATSC 1.0 Signal in NextGen TV Hosting Arrangements

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks to gain an understanding of the methodologies and technologies available to measure audio and video signal quality. This would allow public broadcasting to establish a baseline quality measurement, specifically for public broadcasting stations’ ATSC 1.0 audio and video signals that are hosted by third parties in NextGen TV agreements. Additionally, it would ensure signal quality for public broadcasting viewers across the United States.

Researcher for Ready-to-Learn

In anticipation of a U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) Request for Proposals (“ED RFP”) for a new round of Ready To Learn (“RTL”) grants, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) seeks a research organization to serve as its research lead (“Researcher”) for the project.

Survey of Public Media Station Education Strategies and Programs

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a qualified researcher (“Contractor”) to conduct a study of local public media stations’ education strategies and programs, to assess stations’ needs, capacities, and current strategies. CPB’s objective in commissioning this survey is to inform its strategic planning around station education programs and to share survey outcomes with stations. Contractor must create a brief (approximately 30 questions) survey, in consultation with CPB, that uses branching questions to capture the respective data of public television, public radio, and joint public television/radio licensee stations. Contractor must also manage the process of data collection, analyze the resulting data, and provide a complete data set to CPB. CPB expects Contractor to provide CPB with a full set of survey findings in an electronic format such as PowerPoint, and to create a publication-quality report with a detailed analysis of the data that CPB may use to share key findings with stations and key stakeholders.

Public Safety White Paper

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks the services of an individual or firm to provide CPB with a white paper assessing opportunities and making recommendations on where and how public media can enhance its public safety services.

Data and Policy Analyst for Radio and Television Community Service Grants System Consultation

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks to engage an Analyst to assist and advise CPB with a review of its Community Service Grant (CSG) programs for public television and radio stations.

Design and Production of CPB Annual Reports for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018

Graphic design and production of CPB FY Annual Reports for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018 as PDFs.

Urban Alternative Music Format – Phase 2

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is seeking a company or an individual (“Consultant”) to conduct additional research and provide recommendations and coaching to implement a new Urban Alternative music format, provide assistance with community engagement and development at up to three stations (“Pilot Stations”) in markets to be determined by CPB.

Speechwriter Consultant

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) is accepting proposals for a Speechwriter consultant.

Contractor will provide speechwriting and other writing services, including research, for the President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of CPB (“Services”). In performing these Services, the Contractor will engage with CPB staff and conduct independent research building on materials provided by CPB.

Ready To Learn Research Partner

In anticipation of a U.S. Department of Education ("ED") Request for Proposals ("RFP") for a new round of Ready To Learn ("RTL") grants, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("CPB") seeks a research organization to serve as its research partner ("Partner"). The Partner will:

  1. Assist CPB, PBS, and their content and outreach partner(s) in developing and writing the RTL proposal, the research and evaluation section in particular. The proposal will lay out an intended but modifiable five-year research and evaluation plan; and
  2. Serve as CPB's RTL research and evaluation partner should CPB receive a new RTL award.

Research Study for Station Education Services

CPB seeks to engage a qualified researcher (Contractor) to conduct a study that will include:

  1. a brief (20 questions or fewer) survey of approximately 172 public television stations about their education services (Station Survey), in order to update public media's knowledge and understanding of stations' education services, which were last measured by a station survey conducted in 2007;
  2. case studies investigating how eight stations participating in the American Graduate initiative changed their internal practices or approach as a result of their participation (Case Studies); and
  3. an environmental scan to determine community needs and the services that public media can provide to meet those needs (Environmental Scan).