Public History 2.0:
Strategies and Pitfalls
       Jessica Clark
       www.futureofpublicmedia.net
What’s Public Media 2.0?

  ‣ Our definition:
    Media for public knowledge and action

    Such projects provide content ...
Public History 2.0:

  ‣ Overlaps with public media
   ‣   Converging content

   ‣   Multiplying platforms

   ‣   Active...
Tectonic shifts

  ‣ rise of broadband
  ‣ escalating mobile penetration
  ‣ maps, mashups and data viz
  ‣ ubiquitous par...
Emerging habits

  ‣ conversation
  ‣ curation
  ‣ collaboration
  ‣ ...and, for historians, conservation
Strategy #1: converse

  ‣ Veterans History Project:
Strategy #2: curate

  ‣ Water Conflict Map:
Strategy #3: collaborate

  ‣ Digital Diaspora Family Reunion:
At risk: conservation

  ‣ Twitter Vote Report:
‣ NOTE: create visual that
  demonstrates national network and
  new collaborative roles for stations




   www.futureofp...
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  • Organization of American Historians 2010

    1. 1. Public History 2.0: Strategies and Pitfalls Jessica Clark www.futureofpublicmedia.net
    2. 2. What’s Public Media 2.0? ‣ Our definition: Media for public knowledge and action Such projects provide content and contexts for publics to form around shared issues
    3. 3. Public History 2.0: ‣ Overlaps with public media ‣ Converging content ‣ Multiplying platforms ‣ Active users ‣ Experimental strategies
    4. 4. Tectonic shifts ‣ rise of broadband ‣ escalating mobile penetration ‣ maps, mashups and data viz ‣ ubiquitous participation ‣ content “in the cloud” ‣ news and public media APIs
    5. 5. Emerging habits ‣ conversation ‣ curation ‣ collaboration ‣ ...and, for historians, conservation
    6. 6. Strategy #1: converse ‣ Veterans History Project:
    7. 7. Strategy #2: curate ‣ Water Conflict Map:
    8. 8. Strategy #3: collaborate ‣ Digital Diaspora Family Reunion:
    9. 9. At risk: conservation ‣ Twitter Vote Report:
    10. 10. ‣ NOTE: create visual that demonstrates national network and new collaborative roles for stations www.futureofpublicmedia.net

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