Beyond Broadcast: Reinventing Public Media Conference Series

The Beyond Broadcast: Reinventing Public Media Conference explores how traditional public media face a unique opportunity to embrace new participatory web-based media models and create a stronger and more vital public service. In particular, the Ford Foundation recently launched a 5-year $50M initiative titled “Strengthening Public Media: Global Perspectives in a Digital Age”. The Center for Social Media at American University has started a “Future of Public Media” program. The Center for Digital Democracy has held a series of public media ‘caucuses’ around the country. Strategic discussions have been held between public broadcasting executives and technologists, entrepreneurs, and citizen media makers. The first Open Source Media Developers Summit took place in November 2005 at New York University. The Integrated Media Association tackled these topics in Seattle at the annual gathering for public broadcasters. The Berkman Center has fostered related projects and discussions, including Global Voices, the Public Radio Exchange, Radio Open Source, the Digital Media Project, and the forthcoming Citizen Media Center from Dan Gillmor. Listen to complementary interviews with attendees on Thoughcast.org, a podcast and public radio interview program on authors, academics and intellectuals.

The Beyond Broadcast: Reinventing Public Media Conference explores how traditional public media face a unique opportunity to embrace new participatory web-based media models and create a stronger and more vital public service. In particular, the Ford Foundation recently launched a 5-year $50M initiative titled “Strengthening Public Media: Global Perspectives in a Digital Age”. The Center for Social Media at American University has started a “Future of Public Media” program. The Center for Digital Democracy has held a series of public media ‘caucuses’ around the country. Strategic discussions have been held between public broadcasting executives and technologists, entrepreneurs, and citizen media makers. The first Open Source Media Developers Summit took place in November 2005 at New York University. The Integrated Media Association tackled these topics in Seattle at the annual gathering for public broadcasters. The Berkman Center has fostered related projects and discussions, including Global Voices, the Public Radio Exchange, Radio Open Source, the Digital Media Project, and the forthcoming Citizen Media Center from Dan Gillmor. Listen to complementary interviews with attendees on Thoughcast.org, a podcast and public radio interview program on authors, academics and intellectuals.