Public media

Public Media in the UK: Digital Media Challenge the "Voice of God"

Alex and Amanda host John Shields, a BBC Editor, visiting as a Knight Wallace Fellow here at the University of Michigan’s Wallace House. We talk about the challenges and opportunities digitization has brought a public media institution with scope and history of the BBC as well as his project exploring the loss of public trust in broadcast media. 

John Shields has spent 14 years working for the BBC as Commissioning Editor for “Today” at BBC Radio 4, at the BBC’s Washington and Jerusalem bureaus, and has worked on co-productions with American Public Media’s “Marketplace.”

New Technology Offers Public Media New Opportunities: A Conversation with Tamar Charney

In this episode, Tamar Charney, Managing Editor of National Public Radio's NPR One App talks with us about the technological opportunities available to public media. We learn a lot about how the app is expanding NPR's listeners by making listening more convenient (it's like a DVR for NPR). And we get to hear what a real radio voice sounds like.

Tamar Charney is the Managing Editor for NPR One where she creates and executes new editorial strategies for programming the app. Prior to working on NPR One, Charney was the Program Director of Michigan Radio where she managed on-air, online, and news strategy, as well as operations.