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Public TV

Public TV

Although social-issue documentaries are increasingly being shown on cable networks, this 2014 study finds that public television remains the leading source of programming that represents diverse creators and characters.

 

Public Media Showcase

Public Media Showcase

The Showcase highlights analysis of emerging public media projects, identifies technology and policy trends, and discusses standards to support publics with the content and contexts necessary to tackle issues central to our democracy.

 

White Papers

White Papers

The "Public Media FAQ" and "Public Media 2.0" white papers offer frameworks for envisioning the future of public media.

 

Articles

Articles

Examine articles from the Future of Public Media project, tracking the evolution of media for public knowledge and action in a digital, participatory era.

 

Field Reports

Field Reports

Field reports profile innovative media for public knowledge and action. Published as part of the Center’s Ford Foundation-supported Future of Public Media project, these case studies explore how publics form around participatory and multiplatform media projects.

 
This 2014 study by Center Director Patricia Aufderheide, Center Creative Director Caty Borum Chattoo and AU PhD student Tijana Milosevic compared 61...
Billed by bloggers as 'geeks meet wonks,' Beyond Broadcast was a public conference to explore how traditional public media face a critical and unique...
New, participatory media are fast becoming a vibrant part of the public media landscape. Filmmaker Martin Lucas presents a short video showing the...
Center for Social Media researchers have conducted a variety of analyses of public media news projects. Here are some highlights from 2008-2011.
Over the past couple of years, we've been occasionally highlighting the most interesting of the recent parade of books on n
Increasingly, public media 2.0 projects are moving not only beyond broadcast to social and mobile platforms, but into the realms of digital and media...
The 3rd annual Beyond Broadcast Conference, titled "Mapping Public Media," was held June 17th, 2008 at American University. Roundtable discussions,...
Downloads of the Beyond Broadcast podcasts, videos and other materials, for those who just can't get enough of the 2008 Beyond Broadcast conference!
Widely credited with coining the term "the digital divide," telecommunications consultant Larry Irving formerly served as Assistant Secretary of...