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Talking Points Memo: from participatory to public media?

A transcript of Joshua Micah Marshall's keynote speech at the inaugural symposium of the Park Center for Independent Media offers some interesting clues about how open online platforms allow individual media producers to serve public media functions.Read more...

Torturing Democracy postscript: WETA to air controversial documentary tonight

According to PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler, after the New York Times covered the controversy, officials at WETA announced late yesterday that they'd run the film today. Getler explains:

Normally, programs that are approved by PBS are distributed to all affiliates as part of the National Programming Service. Read more...

Public broadcasting stations pick up the ball on Torturing Democracy

Last night, a number of public broadcast stations around the country began airing Torturing Democracy, a documentary exploring harsh interrogation of prisoners in U.S. custody. But Current notes that PBS has not responded to inquiries about why they refused to run the film nationally until after the current adminstration leaves office. Read more...

Open debates: linking copyright and the new public media

Last night's tense exchange between presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama marked the end of an extraordinary cycle of debates. The sheer number, combined with the unusual amount of public interest, forced organizers to innovate new forms and provide more openings for interaction.Read more...

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