He says he means it this time.
Today, channels cater to the least individual viewer, producing vanilla content designed only to echo the ideas already being circulated in popular culture. Public, independent programs are the last bulwark of integrity in the battle against the monotone emanating from our televisions.
Journalism is at a major crossroads. The digital revolution has turned print and broadcast upside down and although the media are more successful than ever on many levels, the traditional role of journalism as democracy's watchdog is at risk.
Public television provides an opportunity for programs that aspire to something more than a train wreck the chance to find an audience. It's an incubator of sorts for shows with actual redeeming social value.
Youth Radio/Youth Media International (YMI) is a youth-driven converged media production company that delivers the best youth
The Battle to Control Media Systems: The Culture of Professionalism Versus Cultures of Direct Participation
The fact that professional journalists turn to democracy activists to help them "save the news" shows that journalism depends on democracy.