By betsy.odonovan / January 20, 2015
This week, I was interested in step two.
You know, there's the thing that an organization is designed to do -- study a specific kind of journalism, track viral rumors, collect and archive art. And then there's the next step after that, the one that takes the organization's area of expertise and makes something that's immediately, easily useful for anyone.
Public media's mission is pretty clear -- "We rededicate a part of the airwaves--which belong to all the people -- and we dedicate them for the enlightenment of all the people," Lyndon Johnson said in 1967. "... [W]e must consider new ways to build a great network for knowledge -- not just a broadcast system, but one that employs every means of sending and storing information that the individual can use."