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Have we reached the social media tipping point?

Blogger and blog analyst Peter Daou offers a postmortem of the role of participatory media in the '08 election on the Huffington Post:Read more...

Big shifts for public broadcasting on the horizon?

Steve Behrens and Dru Sefton of Current outline a series of proposed changes to the funding structure for public broadcasting in an article titled CPB Considers Expansive Options for Future of Public Media Funding.Read more...

The revival of "mass" media?

The Social Science Research Council has published an online forum on the role of communications studies in policymaking titled Making Communications Matter, which offers some interesting takes on the shifting context for public media. As the introductory essay notes, "There is manifest need for better understanding of changes in media and communications environments and the larger public spheres they structure. Read more...