Closed vs. Open: Why public media struggles with new media

Public broadcasting has always had trouble engaging in the new media world. Now NYU professor Jay Rosen has come up with an explanation that sheds light on media culture problems I’ve seen and experienced. In a talk at the World Bank earlier this month, he offered “Rosen’s New Media Maxims,” a set of four rules…

Pew Research on Millennials – Wed, Feb 24

“Tune in” to a special Pew Research Center conference on the Millennial generation starting at 9:00am Eastern on Wednesday, February 24. I’ll be on the road, driving 4,000 miles from Anchorage to St. Louis, unable to watch. But if I were at a computer with a live web connection, I’d totally watch. Public media companies…

The Future of Public Media

In a little over a week, I’m supposed to appear at WOSU Public Media in Columbus and tell them what the future of public media will be. Ha! Okay, that’s not going to happen — I can’t really tell the future, especially when it comes to public media. But I am thinking deeply about it,…

The Paul F. Tompkins 300

Friend and coworker @akmayhem pointed me to a blog post by comedian Paul F. Tompkins that bears some repeating. In it, Tompkins talks about how — via Twitter and Facebook — he may have found a way around the dismal comedy club circuit and made direct connections with fans. He stumbled into it, and it’s…

Advice: Develop a digital media offense, not defense

Great interview with Ken Auletta on topics covered in his forthcoming book. “More than a few traditional media executives fervently believe Google aims to conquer the world. By obsessing about Google’s ‘evil’ intentions they spend too much time playing defense and not enough time figuring out their own digital offense.” Hat tip to @matthewfelling for…