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Public Radio's Social Media Experiments: Risk, Opportunity, Challenge

The Center's newest report, Public Radio's Social Media Experiments: Risk, Opportunity, Challenge, analyzes the results of a survey of public radio stations and highlights the successes and challenges of integrating new social media tools into the mission of public radio. The report, co- sponsored by PRX, also provides best practices on successfully using social media tools.

 

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Case Study 1: A Lion in the House

Questions

What are the networked publics emerging around A Lion in the House? Which issues are raised by whom, and in which contexts?

Which issues are most associated with A Lion in the House in the public settings where the film is discussed?

Which issues are raised in which contexts (educational screenings, the festival)? Do specific publics start different conversations?

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Case Study 2: The War Tapes

Questions

Where are the publics? Are there particular "home front" publics?

To what extent does The War Tapes organize publics different from those of other Iraq war or war on terror films?

Do the issues raised by The War Tapes organize distinctive publics? Are the publics organized into pro-war and anti-war clusters, or does the film begin another discussion related to the war in Iraq and the war on terror?

Does the film festival change or amplify the conversation about the issues raised in the film?

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