Listen to audio of the morning panel at the Integrated Media Association's Public Media Conference, 2009, in Atlanta, on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. View running notes at: http://www.mediagiraffe.org/wiki/index.php/Ima-atlanta
Here's how the wiki previewed this session:
The Future of Public Media News Peachtree C/B The scene: Mid-2010. Obama is President. The economy continues to slip. Layoffs mount. Polar ice melts. People are twittering while public radio and TV cut staff. One by one, newspapers are folding, and journalists swell the ranks of unemployed. At the same time, nonprofit multimedia, semi-pro news outlets are sprouting up. Many are looking to mimic public radio and TV's business models. Is this far fetched? Or is it a reasonable scenario given the conditions? This panel will take on one of the toughest questions: In this era of downsizing and convergence, how can public radio (and TV) hold onto a sustainable news franchise? What is the opportunity? Who is the audience? How do we get from here to there?
Moderator: Julie Philipp, Managing Editor, WXXI Center for Public Affairs Panelists: John Barth, Managing Director; PRX; Mike Bauhof, Manager, Online Communications at KETC; Susanna Capelouto, News Director, Georgia Public Broadcasting (Radio); Jessica Clark, Director, Future of Public Media project at the Center for Social Media, American University School of Communication; Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, The Center for Investigative Reporting; Anna Shoup, Local/National Editor at the Online Newshour; Kinsey Wilson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, NPR Digital Media; Leonard Witt, Distinguished Chair in Communication at Kennesaw State University, Blogger, PJNet . Click on the carat to the left of the bar below to launch a stream, or download an MP3 podcast for offline listing (22 MB, 1 hour, 31 minutes).