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Preservation Today – New Heritage News Station

August 28, 2008

The purpose of the Preservation Today netcast, podcast and accompanying website is to help inspire the advancement of heritage values in our society using the new form of communication called social media.

We produce a monthly half-hour video news program called “Preservation Today.” You are currently on our “shownotes” website and blog that incorporates frequently updated news from online sources. The program  looks like a television news broadcast but is based on the new way people people like to get their information, relating to their intellect and interests rather than appealing to the lowest common denominator and peppered with shock value. In short, it’s a show about ideas.

With Preservation Today, you will find a new type of journalism using the heritage preservation community as its focus. It retains the news gathering techniques and production values of traditional media as familiarized by six o’clock television news programs across the country. But it also integrates social media tools to help viewers understand how to communicate heritage values in the new Web 2.0 world.

Social media at its most effective is rooted in bringing together people of like interests and values to better one another and the societies in which they live, regardless of their location in the world. Instant, unfiltered access to information is its hallmark as is interactivity and freedom of expression.

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