Tag: npr

by Jefferson Yen

The call for different voices in the media has grown louder in the past few years. Chenjerai Kumanyika’s piece on the “whiteness” of public radio sparked a debate on Twitter earlier this year. The reasons for a more inclusive newsroom are evident. Over the past year, events have pushed race relations, consent, immigration and harassment […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 78th class of Nieman Fellows announced (via Nieman Foundation) 2. With Facebook’s Instant Articles, publishers may find 70 cents is better than a dollar (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 3. As podcast revenues climb, NPR board questions effect on radio sales (Ben Mook / Current) 4. The path ahead for Quartz, the business […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Man arrested for threatening another Virginia Tech massacre on Yik Yak (Patrick Howell O’Neill / Daily Dot) 2. How NPR’s new Seoul bureau chief is using Tumblr to complement her reporting (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. Netflix asks FCC to reject AT&T-DirecTV merger unless changes made (Alina Selyukh / Reuters) 4. Snapchat tries […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FBI slammed on Capitol Hill for ‘stupid’ ideas about encryption (Patrick Howell O’Neill / Daily Dot) 2. Google and Facebook are our frenemy. Beware (Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore two examples of how archived audio content is being brought back to life. PART 1: NPR One National Public Radio’s NPR One app mixes older NPR stories with current news to provide users a steady, personalized stream of audio stories. We find out how it works from NPR’s Sara Sarasohn. Reporting […] more »

by Sonia Paul

StoryCorps, the initiative that helps give people the opportunity to record, share, and preserve their own personal stories, has been around since 2003. What started out as just an idea and experiment from founder Dave Isay turned into an American success, and it’s now a global project. Isay is the winner of the 2015 Ted Prize, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What reporters need to know about covering net neutrality (Michael Fitzgerald / Nieman Reports) 2. U.S. smartphone use in 2015, Chapter 2: Usage and attitudes toward smartphones (Aaron Smith / Pew Research) 3. An ad blocker for tragedies: How news sites handle content around sensitive stories (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Facebook claims […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 7 things to love about reddit’s first transparency report (Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation) 2. Report: Google, Amazon, others fork out for AdBlock Plus ‘unblock’ (Kat Hall / The Register) 3. Guardian digital chief: Killing off comments ‘a monumental mistake’ (Paul McNally / News:Rewired) 4. Ben Thompson: The one-man blog isn’t dead, it’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Upshot: Where the New York Times is redesigning news (Mark Wilson / Fast Company) 2. This is what happens when the White House does a YouTube interview (Jaime Fuller / Washington Post) 3. How PAPER Magazine’s web engineers scaled their back-end for Kim Kardashian (SFW) (Paul Ford / Medium) 4. Vice News debuts […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Charlie Hebdo attack unites France on free expression, but will solidarity hold? (Jean-Paul Marthoz / Committee to Protect Journalists) 2. How Alan Taylor, online photography pioneer, is rethinking The Atlantic’s photo site (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. Vendors of data companies likely to feel compliance pressure (Kate Kaye / Advertising Age) 4. LinkedIn […] more »