Art on Public Media ‘Anywhere and Anytime’ – but on a flat budget

WASHINGTON – The future of arts and culture on public media was the focus of a CCLP roundtable here on Wednesday, featuring leaders in broadcasting, on line and mobile media. The challenge, summarized by Alyce Myatt of the National Endowment for the Arts, is to present more culture from more artists on more platforms – "anywhere and anytime" – at a time when resources are not increasing. Click the following link for Myatt's report: Alyce Myatt presentation.pdf…

Revisiting the origins and mission of U.S. public broadcasting

WASHINGTON – Sometimes to know where you are going it is useful to know where you have been. As we examine the future of public service media in the US, a good starting point is the original intended mission of public broadcasting, which was formalized in the 1967 report of the Carnegie Commission on Educational Television. This report led to the start of public television as we now know it. Radio came later and was added by Congress. The Commission grew out of a meeting of educational broadcasters – mostly classroom TV – convened by the U.S. Department of Education…