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Public Media 2.0 and the Obama Administration

What should the Obama administration do to promote public media 2.0? One good idea, which the presidential transition team already appears to take seriously, is to vastly increase the broadband capacity of the country. The U.S. sadly lags many other advanced industrial countries in broadband, which is hampering a transition to a fully interactive media environment. Other good ideas surfaced in the transition team's discussions, including some that we at the Center have passed on to the team. Read more...

Innovation in Focus Roundup

Over the past year, we have featured a range of innovative projects by public media outlets and their allies, including Link TV, PBS, PRX, ITVS, the Sundance Institute and the NBPC. Throughout this process, we have noticed that success in innovation comes when media makers take advantage of the disruptive nature of the transition to participatory media. Openness, inquisitiveness, and creativity have given them the chance to integrate new technologies and at the same time forge partnerships and collaborative projects in ways never possible before. Read more...

An interesting proposal for Obama's CTO

In Politico Micah Sifry and Andrew Rasiej of the Personal Democracy Forum offer a series of suggestions for Obama's forthcoming Chief Technology Officer, including this one:Read more...