When it comes to civic media, the attention economy is not adequate to the task of serving the unmet information needs of neglected communities. An intention economy can address this shortcoming.
A conversation about public media in the Garden State with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s Molly de Aguiar WATERSHED: Your organization is a longtime, mainline public-media funder — and a household fixture in North Jersey in the ’70s and ’80s, via the public-broadcasting anchors WNET and WNYC. How has the emergence of the small news […]
[Interview conducted May 2008] A former 60 Minutes producer, Charles Lewis hit hard limits on what he could cover in the commercial sector. So he jumped ship, and embarked on the “tough slog” of building his own nonprofit news outlet at a time — the late ’80s — when the industry was still flush, and […]
[Interview conducted April 14, 2009. Miel died in 2010, and asked to be remembered through a reporting fellowship managed by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Your donations will support the fellowship’s growth.] Internews Network’s PERSEPHONE MIEL, a recent fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, brings some Internet-era vision for the idea of public media. Rather […]