Fall 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting

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WHYY and Public Media's Role and Evolution as a Community Anchor Institution

Time 10/03/12 03:00PM-04:00PM

Session Abstract

Public Media is one of the best examples of a community anchor institution. Success community activities often cannot be achieved by any one group alone but public media is able to leverage its capacity in the community, on-the-air, online, and on-the-ground, to convene, increase understanding and stimulate action to create positive change.

This session will address how WHYY and its sister institutions are using resources resulting from BTOP awards and the creation of U.S. UCAN to meet the challenges and opportunities facing it including:

  • Hi-speed access to core business and national content services

  • Low-cost, high-speed commodity media storage

  • Shared resources with other U.S. UCAN affiliates Utilization of regional and national


Speaker Bill Weber WHYY

Secondary tracks United States Unified Community Anchor Network Strategies for Supporting Community Anchors National/Regional Collaboration Global Reach and Leadership Emerging Collaborations and Applications Cyberinfrastructure

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