Tag: public media

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 Patricia Aufderheide

At the latest Media Impact Funders (MIF) event, “Remaking Public Media,” the short- and long-term impact of public media was never far from the discussion. Synergy between legacy and social media was a mantra. Documentary photography is being leveraged successfully for social change, in projects funded by The Open Society Institute’s Documentary Photography Project. “Photography should give people […] more »

by Jessica Weiss

When news designers tell Brian Boyer they want to produce big, detailed news projects online, he encourages them to think smaller. Smaller screen, that is. Boyer, the news apps editor at National Public Radio (NPR) in Washington, D.C., knows more consumers are accessing news on their mobile devices than ever, and that news organizations are […] more »

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 Keck

1. Internet goes down in Syria (Huffington Post) 2. Obama may back plan to wiretap web users (NYT) 3. Yahoo’s Mayer met with Hulu execs to explore premium video unit (AllThingsD) 4. Twitter’s legal director selected as White House’s first chief privacy officer (CNET) 5. Planet Money and Kickstarter: Is web-based crowdfunding the future of […] more »

by Ian Hill

It’s understandable if you feel overwhelmed and intimidated by collaboration. After all, the examples of it that often get hyped in articles like this one are big, ongoing projects that have their own funding, business models, staff and offices. They are partnerships between huge organizations that involve lawyers and contracts. Such large-scale projects have their […] 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 Sue Schardt

My formidable cousin Connie loves to hunt. She’d been tracking a good-sized buck for some time out in the woods of her property in upstate New York when, she recounted to me recently, she caught up with him. She had him right in the sight of her Sako .243 rifle, finger on the trigger and, […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

“A proper community, we should remember also, is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy. It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual, of its members…” – Wendell Berry In the days immediately after giving birth, I gave thanks for a listserv. It was Day 4 of my daughter’s life, and […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. All New York Times premium content will be available on Flipboard (AllThingsD) 2. Boston.com to launch streaming radio station (Boston Globe) 3. E-book price fixing trial has been set for June 2013 (PaidContent) 4. Report: Federal funds vital for public […] more »