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Future of Public Access

Yesterday’s Beyond Broadcast session on the future of public access TV was a valuable conversation. As expected, my earlier suggestion, which I hoped would generate a lively conversation — to phase it out with a blast of training for citizen media creators — wasn’t greeted with universal praise (ahem).

It was definitely lively, and we talked about many different thing. But Colin Rhinesmith, who attended and videotaped things,

would have liked to see more ideas upon which possibly a PEG Internet model could be established. Meaning, what might it look like? Where might its funding sources come from (if not from cable providers)? How might PEG Internet Centers differ from PEG TV Centers? What would this all really look like, feel like, and smell like?

Meanwhile, Danielle Martin took superb notes. Thanks, Danielle!

1 Comment on “Future of Public Access”

  1. #1 Pie and Coffee » Beyond Broadcast and other items
    on Feb 25th, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    […] impression after last year’s. It took months for the ideas to start bearing fruit. The session on the future of public access TV, for example, just sort of drifted around, but I think it will catalyze discussions about this […]