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Paula Kerger: Room for PBS and NPR to Partner for News

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS, said she sees the possibility of PBS and National Public Radio (NPR) sharing resources to produce news programming for PBS. Leonard Witt, who conducted the video interview, tells Kerger of his Representative Journalism idea, which he thinks could turn PBS into a news powerhouse.

Hello Romenesko readers, to [...]

YouTube, PBS Ask Americans to ‘Video Your Vote’

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Here is old-fashioned public journalism and high-tech citizen journalism taken from this YouTube press release:
Starting today, registered United States voters can share their voting experiences via the Video Your Vote YouTube Channel. Some of the best videos will be showcased on PBS television, as part of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer’s Election Day broadcast.
I love [...]

Making PBS a National News Powerhouse

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Today I just finished hanging around at the WETA News Academy 2008 in Washington, D.C. I was there as a presenter and observer because I fully believe that PBS is the place for my Representative Journalism concept to take hold. So like Johnny Appleseed, I am going everywhere planting the seeds.
In addition, we are now aiming to have a Representative Journalist [...]

Where Bill Moyers’ Inspiration and Reality Meet

Monday, June 9th, 2008

I just yesterday returned from the Media Reform conference in Minneapolis where Bill Moyers’ made, as usual a deeply inspirational speech, telling how it is all of our tasks to rekindle the dream on which the USA was built and the need for journalism to keep us well informed.
Then on Monday, the New York Times  reported [...]

PBS Can Survive by Filling TV News Void

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

There is commentary in the New York Times about the decline of PBS; it is becoming more and more irrelevant. For example, the writer Charles McGrath mentions Masterpiece Theater has become Jane Austen fulltime, and as I write this my wife is in the other room watching Jane Austen on our local PBS channel. For me the Antiques Roadshow [...]