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Berkman.TV is back with its latest episode! This week Berkman’s managing director Colin Maclay discusses public media in the digital age with Public Radio Exchange‘s Jake Shapiro.

Together, they address the future of public broadcasting through the lens of the Beyond Broadcast conferences, demographics, business models, web interaction, and more. Jake also makes his prediction for the biggest news in public radio this year.


While Jake and Colin discuss the needs and challenges of the public broadcasting industry, Doc Searls help wrap things up by bringing the perspective of Project VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) into the fold. As Doc explains, it is through this inverted relationship that he hopes institutions, such as NPR, PBS, and others will be able to encourage and streamline participation with their audience, giving them a sustainable “business model,” of sorts.

For an extended, uncut conversation between Colin and Jake, click here and stay tuned for the next episode of Berkman.TV!

October 15th, 2007

Four Voices from Freedom to Connect

Today’s Internet is an engine of innovation, creativity, free speech, and democratic participation. Applications like email, the web, and voice over IP have changed the way we communicate. Companies like Amazon, Google, and eBay point towards new ways of doing business that are fast becoming integral to people’s daily lives.

The combined effect has undermined established pre-Internet businesses from retail stores to publishers to telephone companies. These interests have taken their case to the Federal Communications Commission, the courts, and now to the U.S Congress.

In this edition of AudioBerkman, we’ll hear four voices from Freedom to Connect discuss the issue of “Net Neutrality” and explain the forces that are now colliding for the future of the Internet.

The hour consists of excerpts from four talks given at Freedom to Connect in Washington, D.C. on April 3 & 4, 2006:

Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA)
Chris Sacca (Google)
Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell
Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt

Download the MP3 (time: 54:59)

Produced for the Public Radio Exchange by David Isenberg and Colin Rhinesmith. Music by Joe Craven.

May 22nd, 2006

Beyond Broadcast with John Barth

Amanda Michel speaks with John Barth, PRX Station Collaboration Manager about recent changes at PRX, including their focus on content acquisition and support for youth-focused content. Listen in and you’ll find out what John likes to listen to and where PRX is going.

Download the MP3.

This interview was recorded by Amanda Michel from the Berkman Center at Day 2 of the Beyond Broadcast conference, May 13, 2006 at Harvard Law School.

May 13th, 2006



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