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Beyond Broadcast 2008 Rapporteur's Report

The 3rd annual Beyond Broadcast Conference, titled "Mapping Public Media," was held June 17th, 2008 at American University. Roundtable discussions, demos and exhibits examined the explosion of digital, participatory maps as public media, and as tools for visualizing the radical shifts in our media terrain. This rapporteur's report offers highlights of the day's events, and includes audio and video of speakers and multimedia presentations.


Beyond Broadcast 2008 Videos, Podcasts and Downloads

Downloads of the Beyond Broadcast podcasts, videos and other materials, for those who just can't get enough of the 2008 Beyond Broadcast conference!


Beyond Broadcast '08 Keynote: Larry Irving

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. He suggested that "new media" has now become simply "media," and that public media makers will need to adjust quickly while maintaining a commitment to serving a diverse array of Americans through high-quality noncommercial productions. Read more in the transcript of his remarks or watch the video of his speech.