Tag: public broadcasting

by Josh Stearns

 The Voice of America may finally be coming to America. Legal changes going into effect this month mean that, for the first time, U.S. audiences can access the news and information programs produced by the Broadcasting Board of Governors – the independent agency that manages U.S. international broadcasting operations. The change has brought with it a […] more »

by Julie Posetti

An innovative Australian public journalism project has partnered student reporters and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation with a refugee support agency and a social media startup. The aim of the project, #ReportingRefugees, was to tackle problematic media coverage of asylum seekers and refugees in a volatile political climate in parallel with educating students to connect with […] 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 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 Kim Fox

Click here to read the entire series The 2010 G20 summit in Toronto marked the first time the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation collaborated with citizen journalists on a large and integrated scale. In the lead up to the event, we noticed our online community was passionate about the topic. As a public broadcaster, we saw it […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

The Public Media 2.0 series on MediaShift is sponsored by American University’s Center for Social Media (CSM) through a grant from the Ford Foundation. Learn more about CSM’s research on emerging public media trends and standards at futureofpublicmedia.net. Ira Glass. Gwen Ifill. Big Bird. Click here to read the entire series These are some of […] more »

by Katie Donnelly

The Public Media 2.0 series on MediaShift is sponsored by American University’s Center for Social Media (CSM) through a grant from the Ford Foundation. Learn more about CSM’s research on emerging public media trends and standards at futureofpublicmedia.net. This article was co-authored by Jessica Clark, with research support from Christopher Ali and Erin Roberts. After […] more »

by Katie Donnelly

Fresh from their ambitious multi-city Facing the Mortgage Crisis project, KETC/Channel 9 in St. Louis has launched a new community-based news project on another hot topic: immigration. Homeland aims to “apply public media sensibilities, expertise and capacity to address a complicated and polarizing issue,” said Amy Shaw, KETC’s vice president of education and community engagement. […] more »

by Anna Shoup

Collaboration is one of the public broadcasting buzzwords of the moment. The new PBS NewsHour is a national news organization that is trying to figure out how collaboration works. Collaboration was one of the bullet points when we announced the changes to the program. As with the staff reorganization, which I wrote about in my […] more »

by Jessica Clark

This article was co-authored by Katie Donnelly Over the past few months, we’ve been presenting MediaShift readers with a picture of a more dynamic, engaged, public media future. But how are Public Media 2.0 projects measuring their success in informing and engaging publics? Embracing Digital: A Review of Public Media Efforts Across the United States, […] more »