Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Faculty Advisor

deWinter, Jennifer

Project Center

Bangkok, Thailand


In this cross-cultural collaboration, a team of Thai and American students identified strategic opportunities for Thai Public Broadcasting Service to increase public awareness and expand the audience base for its children's programming. Group interviews with TPBS employees revealed the needs of the broadcaster's children's programming department. A comparative study of five public broadcasters --TPBS plus those of Australia, Japan, the UK, and the US-- identified expansion opportunities in three modes of public participation: community outreach activities, children's websites, and Web 2.0 applications. The corresponding strategic recommendations involved development of outreach activities, design of children's websites, and promotion of programming using Web 2.0.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts