During my 25-day stay in Michigan, I found public media working for a mission, which is progress of the society, not money and power.
I am a Pakistani journalist and currently work at Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, under the journalist exchange program by the International Center for Journalists.
The people of Michigan and people of my home country face some common problems, especially issues related to health, broken roads, bankruptcy, crime and others. But I never saw public media reporters and editors take sides on these issues. Nor did I see them blame all the problems on the government.
From what I saw, public media teaches their society about their responsibilities and duties towards resolving the issues.