Today I came across a February 2009 report from the Center for Social Media at the American University, called Public Media 2.0: Dynamic, Engaged Publics. "Public broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, and network newscasts have all played a central role in our democracy, informing citizens and guiding public conversation. But the top-down dissemination technologies that supported them are being supplanted by an open, many-to-many networked media environment. What platforms, standards, and practices will replace or transform legacy public media? This white paper lays out an expanded vision for “public media 2.0” ..." . It has an obvious USA focus (public media has a slightly different shape in the UK, particularly with the BBC), but still some interesting thoughts.
Photo by Sheila Webber: tulips at Keukenhof, Netherlands, April 2009