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Grant Potter

Grant Potter

https://www.knightfoundation.org/public-media-white-paper-2017-gardner "Countries with strong public broadcasters have higher levels of social trust, and the people who live in them are less likely to hold extremist political views."

"Our new era is marked by the multitude of people and institutions with the capacity to broadcast, each with different normative standards – and some with no concerns about accuracy even as a standard that is not always upheld – with a polarized public with little trust in any intermediary, and drawn to information that confirms preexisting biases. The result is a frayed, incoherent and polarized public sphere."

"Public broadcasters were designed to elevate the societies in which they operated: to help them be smarter, better informed, healthily pluralistic and successful. For decades they did exactly that. Their impact faded because of technological and public policy changes: we cut their funding, we deregulated their industry, and we didn't make the kind of policy interventions in the digital world that we had been making for decades in conventional radio and TV. Today, we're in a mess. Our societies are fractured and fragile, and we need to heal the rift between the people and the institutions intended to serve them. I believe that calls for a reinvestment in public institutions, including public broadcasters, and for those institutions to recenter themselves on public service."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/nov/16/monetising-millennials-what-the-corporate-world-thinks-it-knows-about-young-people "a rich gold seam waiting to be tapped, needing only the right combination of effortless cool, total authenticity and microscopic data tracking to crack it open."

"It better work out
I hope it works out my way
Cause it's getting kind of quiet in my city's head
Takes a teenage riot to get me out of bed right now."

https://youtu.be/xvDuATZCY8I

Grant Potter

.@wikitribune launches https://beta.wikitribune.com/story/2017/10/30/media/hello-world/13988/ “We’re using @WordPress as the core of our launch platform, and it has some major strengths as a content management system, not least of which is that it is open source and has a mature and strong ecosystem of open source developers. But it also has some major philosophical differences from a wiki – the default assumptions about who can do what are really quite different. So the job of making the software to build our news platform as powerful as we need it to be is going to take some time. Please help me figure out the priorities.”

Grant Potter

"the course will provide you with opportunities to experiment and create projects with @Scratch" http://learn.media.mit.edu/lcl/

Grant Potter

"So stop bitching and start pitching your tent on a re-decentralized vision of the future of the web." http://bavatuesdays.com/reclaim-or-you-cant-jinx-greatness/ .. https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.sheetmusicdirect.com/images/web/smd_144074_black_flag_rise_above_web.png

Grant Potter

https://words.werd.io/tear-down-the-new-institutions-91516b868a2c via: @benwerd "There has never been a clearer argument for building new kinds of platforms that have all the virality and human beauty of social media, but protect society from being gamed. Technologists, artists, journalists, academics, open source activists and sociologists need to come together to build something new — or better yet, lots of new things."

Grant Potter

https://mediacloud.org/ an open-source platform for studying media ecosystems