Grantee podcast nominated for prestigious Peabody Award

( Michael Brennan )

Katie Thornton’s “The Divided Dial” podcast, aired by NPR’s On The Media program, has been nominated for a Peabody Award. Thornton’s podcast, with support from the Fund, examined how one side of the political spectrum came to dominate talk radio — and how Salem Media Group, the largest Christian, conservative multimedia company in the United States, is using the airwaves to launch a right-wing media empire.