Blogging as tool for public consultation...
I've spent much of the past 6 months immersed in the whys and wherefors of Public Service Broadcasting.
This morning Ofcom - my employer - published the review's first phase.
I'm glad to say that we've managed to hack up a web version of the review's Exec Summary. This let's you link to and comment on each paragraph, as well as follow links to supporting evidence.
It might work, it might not. Either way, it's a cheap way to explore new ways to broaden access to a public consultation. It's an idea I tried and failed to get the BBC to go for at the time of the publication of Building Public Value, the BBC's Charter Review manifesto published in 2004. Times change, in a good way.
More traditionally, we also just launched a PSB Review blog so we can join the conversation across the wider web about the future of public service broadcasting in the uK.
With a fair wind, I might even get the CEO to post...