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The BBC functions as a heat sink for polarization — converting potentially dangerous energy into something the system can more easily deal with. A new group of broadcast competitors and its likely new set of bosses see it differently.
“It wasn’t, like, ‘bam bam soundbite soundbite you’re done.'”
“Our goal is a newscast that is complementary to the commercial news”: Think important local issues, not car crashes and sports scores.
Plus: HBO buys in, ESPN brags condescendingly, big networks scale back, and Call Your Girlfriend plots its future. Also, gifs.
Plus the three most interesting podcast companies out there today.
“Ultimately, the system itself would be at serious risk of collapse.”
That’s bad in ways you already know and in more ways you don’t.
The Carnegie Commission on Educational Television’s 1967 report established the framework for the modern system of public television and radio — and prompted the first political fights over its future.
Plus: Panoply grabs some big partners, question marks at Acast, and success in local podcasting through Hearken.