Earlier this week I was advised privately to wait for an announcement from NPR about BPP — without any hint of what said announcement might be — and I’m still waiting. I’d love to hear NPR announce a bold new plan to take the BPP straight to the web and change it up somehow. If anyone would care to shed additional light, I’m all ears (as are about 600 commenters on the NPR site).
In the meantime, there’s been some great pieces out there I’d like to point folks to (yeah, I know — you already saw these, but just in case…).
First up are two posts from Robert Paterson, a past NPR consultant and an avid BPP audience participant:
- A rescue plan for Bryant Park Project and also for NPR
- A rescue plan for Bryant Park Project and also for NPR – Part 2
I’m not a fan of Paterson’s claim that the U.S. is heading into a full-blown depression (because that scares the bejesus out of me and I don’t know what to do about it), but the rest of it rings true, even if the economy were booming.
Next up is a post from Jeff Jarvis, one of my perennial faves:
(I love the title — talk about not burying the lede!)
What worries me more and more is that Stephen Hill — that too-smart-for-his-own-good bastard! (and I say that with love) — is going to be proven right if we public media people don’t stop behaving like nitwits and face up to the Innovator’s Dilemma.
I’m not sure whether I have the energy to start my own public media company. Do I really have to? 😉