Tag: public media

by jesikah maria ross

I’ve always been a little put off by the marketing concept known as branding. To me it calls up images of cattle, slaves, and Nike swooshes. None of which I find appealing. But recently I participated in a branding process that turned out to be totally transformative. Here’s what happened. I’d been working in the […] more »

by jesikah maria ross

Two years ago, Capital Public Radio brought me on board to launch a community engagement initiative inside their documentary unit The View From Here. When I started, I met a fair amount of skepticism and hesitancy among reporters and editors. But that’s changing, and I’m wondering why. To find out, I’m interviewing journalists working on […] more »

by Yvonne Leow

At Collab/Space San Francisco, dozens of audio journalists and podcasting entrepreneurs came together to discuss the future of their craft. It was my second Collab/Space, and like the first one in NYC, the event did not disappoint. No one can solve industry problems on their own, but together we would try. As a visual journalist, I […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How to cut children’s screen time? Say no to yourself first (Jane E. Brody / New York Times) 2. Putting the public into public media membership (Melody Kramer / Nieman Lab) 3. Joshua Topolsky on his accomplishments at — and departure from — Bloomberg (via Joshua Topolsky) 4. Comcast offers its alternative to cable […] more »

by Matt Sheehan

Earlier this year, the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications launched an initiative to completely examine its newsroom operations and how local news will continue to play a large role in the College’s news curriculum. The following is an edited and excerpted collection from the “Breaking News” and “What is Project Allotrope” posts that explain […] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

The world’s largest news organization, the BBC, recently published the first part of its Future of News project looking at the state of the industry and where it’s going. This comes as “the Beeb” comes under the microscope by politicians and others before the renewal next year of its Royal Charter, which has to be […] more »

by Mark Glaser

For so long in public media, there has been a dream of interoperability and collaboration where local public stations could share and mix content from other stations around the country seamlessly. While many previous digital initiatives have come and gone, the Public Media Platform (PMP) has found its sea legs. A non-profit birthed from NPR, […] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

At the latest Media Impact Funders (MIF) event, “Remaking Public Media,” the short- and long-term impact of public media was never far from the discussion. Synergy between legacy and social media was a mantra. Documentary photography is being leveraged successfully for social change, in projects funded by The Open Society Institute’s Documentary Photography Project. “Photography should give people […] more »

by Jessica Weiss

When news designers tell Brian Boyer they want to produce big, detailed news projects online, he encourages them to think smaller. Smaller screen, that is. Boyer, the news apps editor at National Public Radio (NPR) in Washington, D.C., knows more consumers are accessing news on their mobile devices than ever, and that news organizations are […] more »

by Josh Stearns

 The Voice of America may finally be coming to America. Legal changes going into effect this month mean that, for the first time, U.S. audiences can access the news and information programs produced by the Broadcasting Board of Governors – the independent agency that manages U.S. international broadcasting operations. The change has brought with it a […] more »