Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Delicious Today: 8 Public Media 2.0 Projects That Are Doing it Right

#1: Eight Public Media 2.0 Projects That Are Doing it Right

1. Involve: Buffalo Rising, an example of community-based media project
2. Go deeper: Yale Environment 360, an example of an increasingly common digital format for in-depth reporting and analysis.
3. Reach new and non-traditional publics: New America Media
4. Repurpose, remix, recycle: The ScienceBlogs website expands the reach of 100 independent science-related bloggers by connecting them with a community of more than 1.5 million monthly users.
5. Collaborate: Economy Story is a collaboration among NPR, the "NewsHour," PBS, PRX, PRI's "The World," American Public Media's "Marketplace," the "Nightly Business Report," Youth Radio/Youth Media International, Capitol News Connection, Public Interactive, WNYC, and KQED.
6. Enable media literacy: Know the News employ interactive tools and games to help users develop news literacy skills.
7. Play with form: Experiments range from the whimsical (check out Doodlebuzz), to the hyper-topical (think Twitter's role during and after Iran's election) to the prescient (see the multiplayer game, World Without Oil).
8. Promote political discussion and participation: PolitiFact, a project of The St. Petersburg Times, offers three "meters" that help users "find the truth in American politics."

Digital media is a complicated terrain to navigate. Fortunately with many fellow travelers we don't have to reinvent the wheel in many situations. These eight projects have a lot to offer.

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