I rarely post work related material (I'm an SVP at NPR, where member services is in my current portfolio but digital media is not), but readers of this blog for the last 6½ years know of my long-time interest in how public media meet the challenges of disruptive developments and investments. So, with permission of all, I'm posting here a file containing an important email discussion initiated by Jon Schwartz. GM of Wyoming Public Radio, on the NPR "authorized representatives" email list. It's nine pages -- an original and addendum from Jon, a reply from NPR President/CEO Vivian Schiller and NPR SVP/GM Digital Media Kinsey Wilson, and a further reply from Jon. PDF Link.
I would also like to call your attention to a related 16 April essay from Todd Mundt, The Challenge of Serving Audiences Where They Are (also available on his own blog), and to this 19 April post from Arthur Cohen of the Public Radio Program Directors Association, which has still more on the topic. Update: Independent producer Stephen Hill also provides comments on Jon's email in a 16 April post on his blog.
Lots of reading, all important. --Dennis