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Keynote remarks from Beyond Broadcast

Widely credited with coining the term "the digital divide," telecommunications consultant Larry Irving formerly served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information under the Clinton administration. In his remarks at the June 17, 2008 Beyond Broadcast conference, he urged public broadcasters and their allies to craft a clear policy agenda for the next administration that reflects both technological and demographic shifts. Read more...

Stephen Colbert makes McCain exciting with Fair Use

On June 3, 2008, the day that Barack Obama became the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic party, Republican presidential candidate John McCain gave a speech to a small group of followers in front of a green screen. The next day, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert declared this a challenge from McCain to edit the images on that green screen in order to "make him seem interesting." Practically a national call to expand Fair Use.Read more...

Beyond Broadcast: Keynote Address: Larry Irving

"Move from a mentality of broadcasting, move to a mentality of media," Larry Irving, President of the Irving Information Group, urged participants at Beyond Broadcast’s closing keynote address.

As part of this transition, Irving made a case for public broadcasters to avoid commercial alliances and appeal to a broader demographic.

"When I read about [PBS adding content to] Hulu.com, I read it with dread," he said. Read more...

Beyond Broadcast: Mapping the Money

As participatory media and user-generated content continues to grow, public media broadcasters need to move rapidly to find ways to monetize content and imagine new business models, panelists said at Beyond Broadcast’s afternoon session "Mapping the Money."Read more...

Beyond Broadcast: Visualizing Public Media Futures

As the role of traditional news aggregators changes as technology emerges to allow ever-increasing numbers of people and communities to create their own media, Calvin Sims, Program Officer at the Ford Foundation and moderator of this morning's panel "Visualizing Public Media Futures," began the discussion by asking "Who will curate this new space?" Read more...