Tag: knight commission

by Jessica Clark

Back in 2008, I co-organized a conference called Beyond Broadcast. That year’s theme was “mapping public media,” and was designed to both call out the rising importance of maps as a platform for sharing digital media, and to “map” the fragmented universe of public service media projects. The maps I found at the time underscored […] more »

by Jessica Clark

It’s been a busy season for prognosticators who examine the intersection of public policy and media. Today will be particularly hectic for them, as journalists, bloggers, public broadcasters and policy wonks pack into a session at the Federal Trade Commission to ponder, yet again, “How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?” (Submit your own thoughts […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s special edition, I look at the report that came out today from the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. The Commission called for strengthening public media, bringing broadcast access to all Americans, and having at least one strong online […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Problem: Where can people find the local information they need, whether it’s about a school board meeting, a new construction project or a nearby robbery? Solution: A community hub, with all the information aggregated in one online source and pushed out via libraries, in-person meetings, community radio, small run print publications and cable access TV. […] more »