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Saturday, March 12 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Putting the Public Back in Public Media

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Think NPR and PBS are just broadcasters? Think again. Public media is no longer just a one-way street. In many towns, NPR and PBS stations are the only locally-owned broadcasters, and their mission to serve the public demands that they develop new ways of engaging and strengthening those communities. They're convening Barcamp-like unconferences called PubCamps all over the country, allowing local techies and citizen journalists to forge collaborative projects with NPR and PBS stations, both online and offline. Public media staff work with volunteer coders, creating software for public media organizations that otherwise lack the capacity to develop it on their own. Public media engages communities in new ways that go beyond those annual pledge drives, challenging them to work together for the common good. They're putting the public back in public media - right where it should be. This ain't your father's public broadcasting. Come learn how people are plugging into public media - and how you can get involved.

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Thomas Broadus

Web AdminMississippi Public BroadcastingI've been a member of the MPB Public Relations and Communications department for 5+ years. I'm currently working on my Masters of Arts in Mass Communications at the University of Southern Mississippi where I will graduate in August 2011. I am... Read More →

Kristin Calhoun

Dir Station Prod & Innovation InteractivePBS
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Andy Carvin

Sr StrategistNPRAndy Carvin is Senior Strategist for NPR’s Social Media Desk. As coordinator of NPR’s social media strategy, he has helped NPR programs learn how to engage the public with NPR’s editorial activities in order to further the quality and diversity of NPR’s journalism... Read More →
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Jessica Clark

Media StrategistAIRJessica Clark is AIR's media strategist, and an internationally recognized expert on the transformation of public interest journalism. Learn more at airmediaworks.org.
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Annie Shreffler

Editor Social MediaWGBH LabAnnie Shreffler works in the WGBH Lab, challenging audiences to contribute their voices and content to public media for possible broadcast and distribution. Annie is a CUNY Graduate School of Journalism alumnae. Before moving to Boston, she worked for WNYC... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2011 9:30am - 10:30am CST
Sheraton, Capitol View Terrace

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