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by Josh Stearns

Andaiye Taylor is one of the most innovative and thoughtful journalism entrepreneurs I have ever met. Her local new site, Brick City Live, is just getting off the ground, but in the year that I have known her I’ve been constantly impressed by her creativity and sense of experimentation. Taylor, who has a master’s degree […] more »

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by Anne Wootton

I love thinking about the future of audio. I feel lucky because we get to think about it all the time at Pop Up Archive. I started Pop Up Archive with Bailey Smith in 2012 to help journalists and producers do a better job wrangling digital audio (wrangling in this context = digitally preserving and […] more »

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by Meg Dalton

Call it the “Serial” effect. Or maybe “the podcast revolution.” Or, better yet, the “golden age of audio.” Whatever you call it, it’s happening right now, before our eyes. Well, technically, in our ears. Once considered a niche medium, podcasts are making it into the mainstream, engaging audiences on a level that far surpasses more […] more »

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by Kristen Clark

So you’ve been kicking around the idea of a podcast for a while, only to discover that the men’s shoe store down the street and your aunt Vicky’s knitting circle have both already beat you to iTunes. With hundreds of new podcasts flooding the market (thanks to the likes of Serial), you might have the […] more »

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by Meg Dalton

[View the story “Public Radio Gets Social with First-Ever Podcast Upfront” on Storify] Meg Dalton (@megdalts) is the associate editor of PBS MediaShift and Idea Lab. Disclosure: The upfront was organized by National Public Media along with WBEZ and WNYC. NPM offers sponsorship opportunities with NPR and PBS across on air, online, and mobile platforms. more »

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by Aleszu Bajak

Four former military contractors were sentenced earlier this month to lengthy prison terms for killing 14 unarmed Iraqis in a crowded Baghdad square on September 16, 2007. The Blackwater security contractors had been part of a heavily-armed convoy patrolling through a traffic circle in Baghdad’s Nisour Square when they stopped and fired at several cars […] more »

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by Kristen Clark

The beauty and torture of living in a city like New York, and doing a program like Tow-Knight, is the truly outrageous number of opportunities that present themselves to you over the course of a week. That kind of territory is fertile ground for a budding startup. But it also means being pulled in a […] more »

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by Sandra Proudman

Is street photography illegal in Germany? To find out, Berlin-based street photographer Espen Eichhöfer has appealed a conviction that he invaded a woman’s privacy. The 528 supporters of his project on the Startnext crowdfunding platform want to find out too, so they gave him 18,075 € (roughly $19,850) for legal fees. “I want to find […] more »

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by Peter Karman

For the last year I have immersed myself in the technology of automatic speech recognition (ASR) for transcribing public radio broadcasts. I started with a grant from the Knight Foundation while at American Public Media | Minnesota Public Radio and have continued on at Pop Up Archive. During this year I have talked with many […] more »

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