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,…

News: Our most important edge

There’s been a lot of chatter this week about NPR’s coverage of the earthquakes and their aftermath in the Sichuan province of China, and for good reason. Reporting, especially by Melissa Block from Chengdu, has been remarkable: it’s immediate, detailed, dispassionate, and yet so completely human and humane. Lots of folks in public media have…