There's been a Jane Christo sighting, of sorts. Since she resigned in October 2004 during a roiling management scandal after 25 years at the helm of WBUR, Christo -- who is credited with the programming brilliance that turned WBUR into a major NPR flagship and faulted for her autocratic stewardship of an unhappy, turbulent workplace -- has laid pretty low.
But now on the Web page for the Edward R. Murrow Center at Tufts Fletcher School is this little blurb about the former WBUR GM:
Ms. Christo is developing programs with the Fletcher School’s Edward R. Murrow Center for journalists reporting in fledgling democracies and areas of crisis.
Christo tells Media Log that the Tufts gig is really an extensive of a program she initiated at WBUR to train foreign journalists -- largely from the Middle East and the Balkans. "I've more or less taken this program to the Fletcher School," she says. "It's something I have a great deal of passion for."
This is by no means a second career for Christo, who is still looking around for a post-WBUR gig. When I spoke to her, she at first seemed unaware that Tufts had even officially announced the project.