How might public media evolve to engage individuals, families and communities?
We created this video to explore ways in which people are using and conceptualizing public media networks—involving both traditional public broadcasters and new public media players. It’s a first effort to depict emerging systems of creation, curation and connection as they might operate in the life of a single fictional family.
The video is based on the work we have done in the fields of media and law with support from the Ford Foundation, critically examining the meaning, value and appropriate structures of emerging public media networks in the digital age.
Join the Conversation
We hope the video will spur discussion—both online and face-to-face. (See the #pubmedia tag on Twitter for an ongoing dialogue.) Please distribute and use it freely for noncommercial purposes and with attribution. Also available are related handouts on public media functions and the imagined family featured in the video. Or make your own videos about how public media works and how it should evolve to serve you.
In addition, there are many different courses of action that people can take with respect to public media, including:
Questions? Post them here.
Thanks for watching, and for spreading the word.
Here’s a shorter version of the video