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by Jessica Clark

This live-blog post is a continuation of the first post covering the FCC’s Future of Media Workshop on public media. Panel Discussion III: New Platforms, Approaches and Structures Maxie Jackson III, President and CEO, National Federation of Community Broadcasters Says when he thinks of the future, he wants to stress “independence and impact,” in the […] more »

by Jessica Clark

How should public and noncommercial media evolve in the digital age? Hopefully we’ll find out shortly, as I report live from today’s FCC’s Future of Media Workshop. A who’s who of execs, funders and researchers are lined up to speak, and given that this isn’t the FCC’s usual beat, everyone’s curious to see how the […] more »

by Jaclyn Schiff

Public media workers and aficionados have a new routine: Every Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, they log on to Twitter for Public Media Chat, which is using the #pubmedia hashtag. The chat, which started about a month ago, is the result of a discussion between a group of public media professionals at PublicMediaCamp in […] more »

by Anna Shoup

About two months have passed since we officially became the PBS NewsHour. I wrote my previous update for MediaShift” just after the two staffs — broadcast and online — merged into one building and were getting used to having each other around. But, really, how merged have these two teams become? The initial good news […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

“Online: Content is king. I don’t disagree. But collaboration is queen. In chess the king is the most important, but the queen is the most powerful.” 
- David Cohn We in public media produce a lot of content, but historically we haven’t had a lot of collaboration. That’s been changing recently, and I’m fortunate enough […] more »

by Anna Shoup

This is the first of a series of posts by Anna Shoup, the local/national editor for the program that will soon be renamed “PBS NewsHour.” She will provide an insider’s look at how the broadcast is changing, including the recent merging of its broadcast and online teams. The “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” is re-incarnating itself […] more »

by Jessica Clark

“Public Broadcasting has a future and its all about YOU,” tweeted Jonathan Coffman at the close of this weekend’s bustling Public Media Camp. Coffman, the product manager for PBS Engage, was a key organizer of the event, along with Andy Carvin, a senior strategist at NPR’s Social Media Desk, and Joe and Peter Corbett, two […] more »

by Jessica Clark

Ernest Wilson It’s official: “Public Media 2.0” has graduated from theory into practice. “We believe that a successful broadband policy and implementation requires Public Media 2.0,” said Ernest Wilson, the new chair of the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, at Friday’s unveiling of the Knight Commission’s new report, Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in […] more »