We’re awash in data. More news and information exist on your smartphone than even the best-connected journalist could access as recently as 20 years ago. Yet high-quality, in-depth, expert reporting on universal issues seems harder to find. And with so much incoming data — and so much of it commercially driven — it’s tempting to get buried by the avalanche and stop caring. Public broadcasting aims to mitigate this by providing information that’s not beholden to a single commercial interest. It’s also under fire: Broadcasters anticipate a decline in funding of more than one third — from $1.7 billion annually to $1.2 billion — between 2008 and 2013, according to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. What will become of this sector of the fourth estate? Two of the biggest names in the business... More >>>