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Looking Ahead with the Pubcasters

Public broadcasting has long been regarded as one of factual programming’s best friends. In a multichannel and multi-platform world, the pubcaster’s battle for viewers is as hard fought as the ...
January 10, 2012

Public broadcasting has long been regarded as one of factual programming’s best friends. In a multichannel and multi-platform world, the pubcaster’s battle for viewers is as hard fought as the battles for funding. How have public broadcasters evolved their factual strategies and output over the past few years, and how are they poised to bring non-fiction content to new audiences, in new ways? And are they looking for new voices to tell these stories?

In Looking Ahead with the Pubcasters you’ll hear from international public broadcasters about their plans for the future of factual content on public airwaves and beyond.

MODERATOR  
Jane Root
Founder & Chief Executive
Nutopia
Paula Kerger

President & CEO
PBS
Ralph Lee
Head of Factual
Channel 4
Kirstine Stewart
EVP – English Services
Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation
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About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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