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    Innovative Projects at Public Media Camp 2010

    by Amanda Hirsch
    November 23, 2010
    Latoya Peterson from Public Media Corps at National Public Media Camp 2010
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    The Public Media 2.0 series on MediaShift is sponsored by American University’s Center for Social Media (CSM) through a grant from the Ford Foundation. Learn more about CSM’s research on emerging public media trends and standards at futureofpublicmedia.net.

    Ira Glass. Gwen Ifill. Big Bird.

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    These are some of the public faces of public media, but behind the scenes lies a nationwide army of talented, passionate individuals whose efforts often go unrecognized. This weekend, around 300 of these workers — producers, designers, strategists, engineers, and more — gathered at American University in Washington, D.C. for an unconference called Public Media Camp, or “pubcamp,” as the cool kids call it. A few game souls took a moment in between sessions to answer my question, “What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?”

    With apologies for my rudimentary video skills, I hope you’ll take a minute to take in the diversity of innovative projects happening throughout the public media ecosystem:

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    I also have to share a contribution that came in via Twitter from Annie Shreffler, a producer at the WGBH Lab who couldn’t attend PubCamp in person, but followed the weekend’s events closely via Twitter and a livestream. She said the coolest thing she’s working on right now is building a community of public media audiences, video journalists and aspiring filmmakers to document today’s gay rights movement. This is being done in conjunction with a documentary, “Stonewall Uprising,” that’s airing on American Experience this spring (watch a preview of the documentary here).

    How about you? What’s the coolest public media project you’ve come across lately? And if you work in public media and I didn’t get you on camera – tell us, what’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

    The former editorial director of PBS.org, Amanda Hirsch is a writer, improviser and digital media consultant. Learn more at amandahirsch.com and follow Amanda on Twitter at @amanda_hirsch.

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    The Public Media 2.0 series on MediaShift is sponsored by American University’s Center for Social Media (CSM) through a grant from the Ford Foundation. Learn more about CSM’s research on emerging public media trends and standards at futureofpublicmedia.net.

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