Empowering Media That Matters
Home >> Blog >> Center for Social Media's blog

Center for Social Media's Posts

DRP beta tests environmental public media for developing countries

Newsflash: Swedish-based CleanCook designs a stove that burns on ethanol from molasses instead of gas. Scientists create an enzyme spray to harden a dirt road, eliminating the need for asphalt. Kids can now swing and spin on merry-go-rounds, generating enough power for an entire village.Read more...

New CSM field report: How well did "Why Democracy?" collaboration work?

In 2008, the Center for Social Media is producing a series of field reports analyzing innovative public media projects. This third installment in the series demonstrates the opportunities and challenges that come with engaging publics on a worldwide scale. "Why Democracy?" is an ambitious and ongoing international public broadcasting collaboration designed to spur a global conversation. 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...