Public broadcasting in the future
Back in the twenties John Reith, the first general director of the BBC said that their most important mission was to "inform, educate and entertain". If Mr. Reith had defined this mission today, would he said something else? Has the internet changed the main mission of a license funded public broadcaster?
There is no doubt about the fact that the internet is a perfect place to inform, educate and entertain. And it is possible for a public broadcaster to reach it's goal without much change even when it is starting to utilize the internet to deliver information, education and entertainment.
But should ...