Tag: pbs

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 »

by Stephen J. A. Ward

Trust “is perhaps the most important asset public broadcasting carries forward into evolving public media future,” writes Byron Knight. Knight should know. He’s had a long career in public broadcasting. Now, he is co-director of the Editorial Integrity for Public Media Project, a ground-breaking attempt to define public media’s principles for a digital age. Leading […] more »

by Teresa Gorman

PBS NewsHour staffers who were awake late last Sunday before Memorial Day, including myself, were just as startled as the rest of the Internet to discover a legitimate-looking blog post on our site claiming that late rapper Tupac Shakur was alive. We were under a hacking attack. Suddenly, it was time for damage control. I […] more »

by Jessica Clark

Political analysts are dismissing last Thursday’s House vote forbidding public radio stations to spend federal dollars on content (HR 1076) as little more than red meat for the Republican base. But even if not a single dollar ends up being stripped from public broadcasting appropriations, the current battle threatens to strangle innovation in a sector […] more »

by Katie Donnelly

Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the weekend MA in Public Communication at American University. Designed for working professionals, the program is suited to career changers and public relations or social marketing professionals seeking career advancement. Learn more here. How can public media spur multi-platform engagement through a national TV channel? That’s the challenge […] more »

by Teresa Gorman

Social Media content on MediaShift is sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships, a program offering innovative and entrepreneurial journalists the resources of Stanford University and Silicon Valley. Learn more here. During Thanksgiving week, the debate over stricter TSA security measures was turning into the big story. A handful of airport security anecdotes were […] more »

by Mark Glaser

5Across is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. While most people think of public media as being government-funded broadcasters such as NPR, PBS, BBC and CBC, the definition is being expanded […] more »