Jeff Jarvis has some interesting comments about "a PBS panel ... on news and the tabloid culture" in which he participated at Reuters. He concludes,
... I do my predictable rant arguing that this is about respect for the people and about listening. When we dismiss popular culture we dismiss the population. We do see Fanning of PBS and Gladstone of NPR making good use of new media to present news but I argue that is less than half the battle (and the head of PBS says that PBS — particularly Frontline — is looking to use new media to open up to new talent and new reporting): It’s about listening to the people.
Link: BuzzMachine. --Dennis