mediageek 1-20-06: Public broadcasting, podcasting and the internet

This week’s guest is Jack Brighton, who is in charge of internet operations for public broadcaster WILL-AM-FM-TV in Champaign, IL. WILL embraced streaming its radio programs back in 1998 and quickly began podcasting its locally produced programs after podcasting became a standard technology. Jack is passionate about the role of public broadcasting in a democracy, and sees the internet as part of this obligation. He discusses WILL’s internet strategy, and also talks about how some parties in the national public broadcasting scene are pushing to move towards paid rather than free content on the internet.

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