Tag: pbs

by Mark Glaser

For so long in public media, there has been a dream of interoperability and collaboration where local public stations could share and mix content from other stations around the country seamlessly. While many previous digital initiatives have come and gone, the Public Media Platform (PMP) has found its sea legs. A non-profit birthed from NPR, […] more »

by Angela Washeck

In a documentary that debuts on PBS Frontline this week, author Doug Rushkoff explores the relationship between big corporate brands and the young people who are so quick to promote what they “like” on social media. “Generation Like” sheds light on the ever-changing advertising and marketing industry and the phenomenon of teens being relentlessly marketed […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Source: Instagram will get video on June 20 (TechCrunch) 2. The NSA story isn’t ‘journalistic malfeasance’ – it’s a story that is evolving in real time(paidContent) 3. Having problems with your Netflix? You can blame Verizon (GigaOm) 4. How PBS won at digital (Digiday) 5. Huffington Post’s Kanalley joins the Buffalo Sabres…as social media manager (Poynter) 6. Yahoo eyeing automated video app maker Qwiki (AllThingsD) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-books now make up 20% of U.S. book sales (Mashable) 2. Google Play Books enables user e-books uploads, Google Drive support (Verge) 3. PBS MediaShift starts publishing e-books; First topics: cord cutting & self-publishing (paidContent) 4. Self-publishing is the worst (Salon) 5. E-books responsible for nearly $1 billion growth in trade (Digital Book World) […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Approximately two-thirds of Frontline programming is produced through some form of editorial collaboration, said Raney Aronson-Rath, the series’ deputy executive producer, when we spoke last week by phone. Recent examples include Concussion Watch, a joint investigation with ESPN into brain injuries among NFL players, and Big Sky, Big Money, a look at the Supreme Court’s […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

The following is an opinion piece by Amanda Hirsch; an earlier version of this post appeared on her blog. Every time someone threatens to cut PBS funding (as Mitt Romney recently did), its supporters play the Big Bird card. “Surely, Mr. Grinch, you won’t rob the children of their Big Bird?” I’d like to call […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

“Have you heard about this ‘Half the Sky’ thing?” my friend Karen wrote to me on Facebook, referring to the film/book/multi-platform phenomenon that has gotten tremendous media attention as of late. Later that same day, several other friends posted about the project, and I saw references on Twitter as well. This ubiquity is no accident […] more »

by Josh Stearns

Co-authored with Candace Clement The radically shifting landscape of media and technology has sparked a renaissance in non-profit and public media in the United States. As a perfect storm of economic and technological changes shakes the foundation of commercial media, journalists, funders, and local citizens are looking to public interest-oriented, mission-driven news organizations as a […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. 20% of daily U.S. papers are expected to use pay walls by year’s end (Poynter) 2. New bit.ly platform attracts negative reviews (AllTwitter) 3. Netflix agrees to delete data on former movie customers (PaidContent) 4. Major Silicon Valley talent flocks […] more »

by Hadley Robinson

BERKELEY, CALIF. — As traditional newsrooms shrink and budgets tighten, media outlets have realized they can’t do as much investigative, time-intensive reporting. But one solution has been for competing news outlets to begin collaborating, whether working together on reports or with content-sharing deals. And with the rise of local non-profit watchdog sites such as Voice […] more »