CCLP forum showcases innovations in public media

Top public media executives and producers gathered in Los Angeles on April 28 to discuss the future of public media by highlighting success stories and exploring ways in which public media could incorporate innovative programming and new approaches to sustainable funding. USC Annenberg Dean Ernest J. Wilson, former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, opened the forum off with the warning: "We either innovate or die. That's just the bottom line." The subsequent dialogue centered on the themes of multiplatform news coverage, collaboration, and extending the reach of public media by targeting diverse communities in the local market. The…