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NewsHour aims to expand reach among influencers, young adults

On December 7, 2009, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer relaunched as The PBS NewsHour . The transition included a quickened pace and a revamped website with additional video content and a design created to appeal to a younger, more digitally-engaged audience. NewsHour producers also made a significant effort to create a better connection between online and on-air content. Read more...

The Public Insight Network gains traction by empowering users as sources

The Public Insight Network (PIN) is a powerful database of over 85,000 people who help to shape and deepen local and national public radio news coverage by volunteering their personal knowledge, experience, and opinions. Members of the network provide basic information about themselves and their areas of expertise, and receive periodic emails from their local newsroom soliciting their thoughts on issues that the station plans to cover. Read more...

As GroundReport grows, the site aims to diversify global coverage

A year ago, Katie Donnelly examined the ways in which the global news site Ground Report was partnering with media organizations in order to provide on-the-ground news coverage world-wide. This year, we're honing in on the question of how GroundReport assesses its impact as its readership and network of over 5,000 contributors continues to expand.Read more...

Oakland Local demonstrates the power of community-centered journalism

Oakland Local is a hyper-local news and information website that has brought a new community-driven voice to Bay Area news since its launch in October 2009. While Oakland Local has a dedicated staff of volunteers, the site has also partnered with 35 non-profit and community organizations in Oakland to ground its coverage in what truly matters to local residents. Each of Oakland Local's partners contributes news, information, and event listings to the site, and is provided informal training in news literacy and the use of social media. Read more...

Public Media 2.0 Showcase on Hiatus

You may have noticed fewer posts in the Public Media 2.0 showcase lately -- this is because we have been hard at work hosting impact summits around the country and creating reports about measuring impact for public media 2.0 projects. We should be back in business by mid-July; until then, you can read our archives here and on MediaShift. Stay tuned for more impact info coming soon, and look for the Showcase's return!

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