Public media is facing financial and other challenges. I look at a social media giant’s impact, and how to change direction.
Facebook is undercutting public media in several areas, including news consumption and engagement. How this contrasts against new data showing public radio downturns is worthy of comment.
You can read the piece at Medium here.
BONUS: I reiterated themes I raised in this piece for an interview with the Houston Chronicle (subscription required). I said, in brief:
“It’s much easier to find news and entertainment options than ever before,” Aguilar said. “People don’t necessarily have to go to radio, television and newspapers to get information and entertainment.
“In some ways, that’s bad. And in some ways it’s challenging all of us in media to question how we deliver news in different ways, new and invigorating ways.”