Friday, March 10, 2006

In a Global Village, Where is the 'Public Square'?

Hi everyone! Today's selection is a podcast from the WGBH Lectures series. In this podcast, David Liroff, VP and Chief Technology Officer at WGBH, discusses digital media and the intersection of public media and the blogosphere. This podcast was recorded on 13 January 2006 at American University in Washington, DC, and was published online at:

The show notes included:

"David Liroff launches the Public Media Roundtable Speakers Series at American University's Center for Social Media. The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes strategies to use media as creative tools for public knowledge and action. It focuses on social documentaries for civil society and democracy, and on the public media environment that supports them. The Center is part of the School of Communication at American University."

I hope you enjoy this podcast!

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David Liroff joined Boston's WGBH in 1979, and during his tenure with the station has had senior management responsibility for broadcasting, local program production, creative services, membership, major gifts and capital campaign fundraising for WGBH-TV2 and WGBX-TV44/Boston, and for national 'how-to' program production. In his present position, to which he was appointed in October, 1995, he is responsible for production services, engineering, information technology, telecommunications, digital asset management, the WGBH Media Archives and Preservation Center, and audience research, and he has senior management responsibility for overseeing WGBH's transition to digital production and broadcasting.


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