Since 2006, the annual Beyond Broadcast conference has explored the evolution of participatory digital public media. This year's conference, titled "Public Service Media from Local to Global," brings this ongoing conversation to the world stage, examining these issues from a global perspective.
BB09 will be structured around three themes: local, global and connecting the two. We will explore the way new media are used on a local community basis, then look at these practices on a global scale and finally consider ways to build lasting bridges between participants across the spectrum.
This year's conference features an extended schedule of plenary sessions and breakout discussions, spanning 2½ days on the campus of the University of Southern California. Participants will take advantage of the vast resources of Los Angeles and the USC Annenberg School for Communication, with workshops on digital production tools and techniques, as well as small breakout meetings with local media leaders and USC Annenberg educators.
Associate Director Nathalie Applewhite will join a distinguished panel on Friday June 5th from 9:30 AM-10:45 AM:
Maintaining Editorial Quality in a Participatory Environment
In an environment increasingly dominated by interactions with bloggers, reporters, Twitterers and others, how can media leaders ensure that misinformation – intentional or not – does not drown out the truth?
Adam Clayton Powell, USC vice provost of globalization
Kevin Klose, dean, University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, president emeritus, National Public Radio
Ali Jaber, dean, Mohammed Bin Rashid School For Communication, American University in Dubai, and managing editor, Dubai Media Incorporated
Rachel Sterne (tentative), chief executive officer, GroundReport
Nathalie Applewhite, associate director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting