Todd Mundt assesses this week’s New Realities forum for public radio halfway through and finds enough “mediocrity buttressed by self-satisfaction . . . to last me a lifetime.” Consultant Rob Paterson, who helped organize the conference, responds that he saw “evidence of a shift in culture to a more self-sufficient, confident and adult way of being” at the end of the event. More observations from Paterson on his blog and on a New Realities blog of opinions, photos and reports. One new blog to come out of the event: HD Public Radio.