Tag: npr

by Meg Dalton

Think of it as the Y Combinator of public radio. Instead of churning out startup after startup, the NPR Storytelling Lab will apply the incubator model to its national programming and bring innovation to your ears, one broadcast or download at a time. National Public Radio (NPR) has been experimenting with storytelling techniques, tools and […] more »

by Molly Horan

Thread at Yale was billed as a gathering for people interested in “storytelling in modern media.” Or, as the website explained: “It’s not a conference, and it’s not a workshop. It’s both. Maybe it’s neither.” Thread comes from the Yale Journalism Initiative, an ambitious program funded by Steven Brill in 2006 to try to encourage […] more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

by Ashley Nguyen

Saying what you want to say in 140 characters is tough — but there’s a way around the limiting character count. Adding an image to a tweet will boost your chances of a retweet, and quotes help too. News outlets have figured out a way to meld the two components together by creating a downloadable […] more »

by Anne Wootton

This post was co-written by Emily Saltz, Head of Content Strategy at Pop Up Archive, and first appeared on Medium. In part one, we heard thoughts on shareability, metrics, and publishing and distribution. In part two, hear what audio industry leaders have to say about challenges with workflow, public radio stations, and membership models. on […] more »

by Anne Wootton

This post was co-written by Emily Saltz, Head of Content Strategy at Pop Up Archive, and first appeared on Medium. Given the increased attention paid to audio in late 2014, we asked some top audio producers and digital innovators to comment on the top challenges they see facing the industry in 2015. We’ve collected their […] more »

by Jesse Shapins

In 24 hours, Zeegas — a new form of interactive media — will be installed on four projection screens at San Francisco’s renowned Museum of Modern Art. This showcase is part of “The Making Of…“ — a collaboration between award-winning NPR producers the Kitchen Sisters, KQED, AIR’s Localore, the Zeega community and many others. Join […] more »

by Matt Thompson

For the past two years, I’ve been working on Project Argo — a collaboration among NPR and 12 member stations in which the stations launched 12 niche websites on a platform we developed (built on WordPress), each putting their own spin on a common editorial model. As the pilot phase of Argo comes to a […] more »