United States, Washington

New America Foundation Wednesday December 8, 2010: International Broadcasting and Public Media, Mission and Innovation in the Digital Environment

International Broadcasting and Public Media
Mission and Innovation in the Digital Environment

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

The New America Foundation
1899 L St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036


In an increasingly digital media landscape, people across the globe are relating to their news outlets in new ways. The missions of media producers are changing, as technological innovations reshape news networks into communities. The assumption is that U.S. public media institutions and international broadcasters are also transforming themselves to serve the emerging public interests in media. How should these institutions be changing to meet the needs of audiences that expect to engage in news and information, not just passively receive it? And even amid the current explosion of information, it is clear that there are information gaps. Is foreign coverage one of them?

The event will begin with a conversation between Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University and Susan Glasser, Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy. Please join us as we explore these issues with an eye to the future of public service media both domestically and with respect to the international broadcasting arena.

1:00 pm to 1:05 pm -Introduction

Tom Glaisyer
Knight Media Policy Fellow
New America Foundation

1:05 pm to 1:30 pm – Opening Conversation

Lee Bollinger
President, Columbia University

Susan Glasser
Editor-in-Chief, Foreign Policy

1:35 pm to 2:35 – Panel 1: International Broadcasting, Public Media, and the News Gap: Mission and Market Gaps


Rena Golden
Former Senior Vice President
CNN International and CNN.com

Tamara Gould
Vice President of Distribution

Alisa Miller
President and CEO
Public Radio International

Steve Redisch
Executive Editor
Voice of America

Assistant Professor Shawn Powers
Georgia State University

2:40 pm to 3:00 pm – Q&A Session

Michael Meehan
Co-Chair of the BBG Communications and Outreach Committee
Broadcasting Board of Governors

Dana Perino
Co-Chair of the BBG Communications and Outreach Committee
Broadcasting Board of Governors

Jon Sawyer
Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

3:05 pm to 4:05 pm – Panel 2: New Roles for International Broadcasting, and Public Media: Curation and Engagement


Assistant Professor Heather Chaplin
The New School
Author, SmartBomb

Beth Curley
President and CEO
Nashville Public Television

Ben Scott (invited)
Advisor for Innovation
U.S. Department of State

Jason Seiken
Senior Vice President, Product Development and Innovation

Ivan Sigal
Executive Director
Global Voices

Professor Ellen Goodman
Rutgers University School of Law, Camden

4:10 pm to 4:15 pm – Wrap-up Remarks

This event is co-sponsored by the New America Foundation, Rutgers University School of Law – Camden’s Institute for Information Policy and Law, and Georgia State University’s Department of Communication.

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