If you are already plugged-in to the #pubmedia discussions http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23pubmedia, most of what we talked about was not so much new, but rather it was a friendly reinforcement of ideas and initiatives that have been mentioned before.
I was particularly pleased to have been reminded of how well the "NPR API Ingest" project is coming along. With this project, NPR and member stations are working together to actually take station-produced stories directly into NPR's content management system and syndicate this content back out through the NPR API. See: http://www.npr.org/blogs/inside/2010/03/29/125330200/api-ingest-with-a-northwest-news-network-flavor. A recent tweet by Daniel Jacobson http://twitter.com/daniel_jacobson/status/12126187685 shows the "NPR API Ingest in action... - http://bit.ly/bdUBXK - This is a story from N3, ingested into the API, and pulled back out by WBUR." So a Northwest News Network http://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/ story goes into NPR's web site, then comes out via the API and is displayed on WBUR's web site: with text, audio, images and all.
We talked about a thread on the Public Media Google Group http://groups.google.com/group/public_media/browse_thread/thread/88f5827a35e57386 started by WGBH's Chris Baer http://twitter.com/_cb_ outlining his work with NPR content and Solr as well as people's suggestions for ways in which the NPR API could be used differently. Daniel agreed with me that "giving NPR Music some love" was an idea whose time has come. I expressed the thought that I may have clouded the subject with my brain dump on the idea of an NPR Music Megaphone app, and really should have pointed people to the Magnatune Radio: http://waxmp3.com/magnatune/ and said, "imagine this for NPR Music."
We also talked briefly about discussions happening at the CPB and around the system (likely similar to this post by the Vice President and Chief Content Officer at Louisville Public Media Todd Mundt on "The Challenge of Serving Audiences Where They Are") http://toddmundt.posterous.com/the-challenge-of-serving-audiences-where-they where organizations are asked to consider making digital media a priority commensurate with their on-air broadcast.
We discussed some pet projects like Daniel's NewsMap: http://www.danieljacobson.com/newsmap.php and how it was good to simply work on a coding project for fun.