Posts Tagged PBS
Frontline have just put on a very important show, The Warning, that gets behind the regulatory screen. The informed citizen needs to be more skeptical.
Our economic model has been based until now on the value of scarce and good content. Many of us are learning during the FTMC project that we can develop deeper relationships by helping in our community.
Deeper in that saving a home means more than liking a program. Deeper in that by helping people and communities, we can bring new supporters who would never have watched our programming.
Here are two examples of what I mean from KERA – First of all here is a video showing the power of developing a deeper relationship based on offering real help.
La Voz Del Anciano works to help the Spanish-speaking elderly community overcome cultural, language and literacy barriers to access existing community resources and education.
The nonprofit, which is the only bilingual and bicultural program of its type in Dallas, was created in 1976 by a group of religious leaders, social service agency workers and community volunteers to serve the estimated more than 50,000 low-income, elderly Latino men and women in the area.
I see the beginnings of a new model for value – don’t you?
During this time of economic crisis, public media is able to provide trusted information to the nation. 76 public TV and radio stations are doing this locally in 32 markets, and nationally programs like NewsHour are reporting on economic matters as well.
Check out NewsHour’s Making Sen$e–a guide to the economy that features videos, interactive games, and explanations of different economic aspects. This is another great example of what public media is doing to face the mortgage, and the broader financial, crisis.
When the economy is struggling and people who already had jobs are losing them, is there a place for new people—graduates—to enter into the job market?
PBS’s NewsHour and NPR have begun a series called “Generation Next: Tough Choices.” What are young people, who largely grew up in a time of economic prosperity, doing to face the financial crisis? You can check out the series here.
If you’ve just graduated or have entered the job market for the first time, tell us your story–what’s your strategy? What tips do you have for others in your situation?