"Today we talked about the future of radio programming, the relevancy of their website, about moving too fast, about finding new ways to work with affiliate stations, about best practices for citizen journalism, about the value of distribution, about working with limited resources, about licensing issues with archives, and so, so, so much more.
The more I sat there and listened, the more I became convinced that NPR's future seems to be in opening themselves up to their listeners... and in turn listening to them. They are the ultimate connector. Not only connecting people to great stories, but connecting people to each other. Enabling diversity in the stories that are shared. They are one of the last bastions of integrity in news gathering. There can't be fear in that. Fear that the listeners, who in turn become creators, may spoil that integrity. Nothing great is accomplished if not without risk. And in order to take that next step they will need to understand that the reward will be far greater than the risk. Because seriously, the news not about people, it is people."