Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Public Media 2.0: Dynamic, Engaged Publics

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

1 comment:

The Blogar said...

Dear Sheila,
Thanks so much for your blog post about our new white paper. You are right, the similarities between this transition in the the EU and the US are quite fascinating.

Check out this article (if you haven't already): EU to debate whether the Internet has outmoded public broadcasting

All the best,
Micael Bogar
Projects Manager