I’ve worked in public media since 1998, in various roles. First as an underling, then a PA, then an AP, with some freelance thrown in. Then I left for grad school to study the connective tissue of media, culture and society — focusing mainly on journalism and public media. Back in the saddle with MS in hand, I moved across the country, threw in with a new company, and now train journalists from a variety of media organizations in new ways of going about their work, and a new toolset.
This blog is an exercise in discipline for me — my goal is to post one new item every day, foraging widely across the system and thinking liberally about what defines public media.
For me, public media isn’t only broadcast or what CPB defines as public media. It’s Wikipedia, nonprofit investigatives and hyperlocal news services, and any noncommercial media entity that is mission-driven for the public good. I try to reflect that definition here, and it’s a constant reminder to search beyond the public media content I typically consume.