Beyond Broadcast 2009
Since 2006, the annual Beyond Broadcast conference has explored the evolution of participatory digital public media. It has served as a lively forum for scholars, media-makers, policy experts and programmers interested in the intersection of media and democracy. The initial conference, "Reinventing Public Media in a Participatory Culture," took place on the Harvard campus; the 2007 conference, "From Participatory Culture to Participatory Democracy," took place at MIT, and the 2008 Beyond Broadcast, "Mapping Public Media," was held at American University. Five academic institutions serve as founding partners: American University Center for Social Media, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, MIT's Comparative Media Studies program, NYU Center for Media, Culture and History and the USC Annenberg School for Communication.