Transition team talks Public Media 2.0

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Alec Ross of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team met with pubmedia reps Dec. 16 in Washington at a forum organized by the Media and Democracy Coalition, reports Gigi Sohn, a communications attorney who blogs at the site of her group Public Knowledge. Ross, a member of the Technology, Innovation and Government Reform Policy Working Group, spoke with independent media and technology producers and distributors including ITVS, Public Radio Exchange and the National Public Lightpath Initiative. The pubcasters, Sohn reports, “urged the transition to think of public media as more than PBS and NPR, and to provide opportunities for more grassroots oriented public media.”