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International Broadcasting, Public Media, and the News Deficit

Mission and Market Gaps

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 Magazine. 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 Magazine

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

Tony Berman  
Chief Strategic Advisor and former Managing Director of Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera Network

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

Professor Shawn Powers
Georgia State University

2:40 pm to 3:00 pm - Q&A Session

Dana Perino
Broadcasting Board of Governors

Jeffrey Trimble
Executive Director
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

Heather Chaplin
Assistant Professor, New School
Author, SmartBomb

Beth Curley
President and CEO
Nashville Public Television

Ben Scott (Invited)
Advisor for Innovation, State Department

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

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 1:00pm - 4:15pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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