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Public Media Puts Civic Mission in Center Stage

What standards do public broadcasters hold themselves to, in the era of foreclosure news beats, the Arab spring, and #DowntonAbbey? Or, to ask the question another way, what is public broadcasting's mission? Read more...

Localore Picks Feature Crowdsourced Docs, Collaborative Reporting, and Gaming for Good

Today, the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) announced the winners of the Localore competition, a $2 million initiative designed to expand public radio and TV stations' capacity to innovate and reach new publics.Read more...

From Global to Localore: Digital Public Media News

Mapping Digital MediaDigital Media and Democracy Worldwide: Public Media 2.0

What are the implications for democracy in the digital media transformation worldwide? What policies can protect diversity of expression, and what kind of funding is possible? How does the situation differ in different regions? Read more...

Public Funding and Documentaries at IDFA

IDFA logoFunds from public broadcasting and other taxpayer funds to promote culture continue to be essential to production of social-issue documentaries, if this year’s crop of docs at The International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) is any guide.Read more...

ONA Bonus: Tips on great visual journalism

ONA11Sometimes your experience of a conference is changed dramatically just by sitting down for lunch in a particular place. At the Online News Association conference, I sat next to McCormick Foundation's Mark Hallett by chance. In the process of breaking bread together, we also traded some of our favorite recent examples of the creative use of visualization to bring insight to journalism. Here were his three faves, all of which I love: Read more...