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Public Media at the ICA conference

I enjoyed the chance to present the Center's interim work of mapping the development of publics around public media projects at the annual ICA conference two weeks in San Francisco.

We highlighted the following conclusions in our look at Global Voices (www.globalvoicesonline.org) an exciting new site of public media:

- Open Internet environments are creating vital new kinds of public media, although conversations seem to be local, or at least regional. Read more...

New Tools for Independents and Public Broadcasters!

On June 12, the Center for Social Media will release its most recent tool for independent producers and public broadcasters struggling to master the realm of online distribution! The New Deal Version 1.5: Monetizing and Mission is the Center's annual report on the nuts and bolts of digital distribution deal-making. Curious about who's making these deals? Average percentages for independent filmmakers? Average license periods? Read more...

On community, on technology, onBeing

onBeing is a compilation of simply-shot short documentaries that demonstrates the effectiveness of video and online delivery platforms in forming real-life communities. Producer Jennifer Crandall calls onBeing "a project based on the simple notion that we should all get to know each other a little better." There’s a new video every Wednesday, and some excellent archives if you're visiting for the first time. Read more...

Public Media Strategies in Entertainment Education- Doe Mayer Podcast

A public lecture with veteran documentarian and author Doe Mayer, USC School of Cinema-Television. Doe Mayer, a CSM Visiting Filmmaker, has worked in Asia, Africa and Latin America to make media that changes lives. Here is a podcast of the lecture she gave to a full class of students at American University: