Tag: audio

by Emily Saltz

Speech-to-text software has gotten pretty mainstream these days. The most common use is voice commands, especially with mobile devices. Many smartphone owners have had the experience of articulating hostilely into a 1-millimeter smartphone microphone, trying — and expecting — to be understood. While there are still enough voice command errors to inspire sites like whysiriwhy.com […] more »

by Kerri Hoffman

PRX has released Radiotopia, a collective of amazing storytelling shows and producers. Our ambition is to bring great stories to listeners, grow audience, and help shows shorten the ramp to sustainability. In the spirit of storytelling, we take our inspiration from Max the dog, the poet, the dreamer. In “Max Makes A Million,” the children’s […] more »

by Anne Wootton

At Pop Up Archive, we’re collecting old sounds and making them searchable. As we watched the headlines roll in last year, we couldn’t help but notice how often sounds from the past are echoed in today’s news. So, for your listening pleasure, here are some of our favorite archival complements to the year’s biggest stories: In March, Lean […] more »

by Anne Wootton

When Pop Up Archive was born, our goal seemed simple: to help audio producers organize their archives and create searchable sound. As we launch Pop Up Archive publicly, our goal has grown much bigger. We want to make it easy for all storytellers to find and reuse recorded sound. Now, anyone can visit popuparchive.org to make […] more »

by Anne Wootton

This post was co-written by Bailey Smith, co-creator of Pop Up Archive. When we talk about the changing face of media on the web, archiving isn’t generally the first subject to come up. As we were beginning Pop Up Archive, we grappled with the fact that it’s hard to show the vibrant, innovative side of […] more »

by John Barth

U.S. attention to the rest of the world runs in cycles: When we’re at war or global tensions run hot, naturally our ears are alerted to foreign news and we check global maps to see if Pakistan is East or West of Afghanistan. (The answer is East.) In an election year or after a protracted […] more »

by Joe Spurr

The highest court in Massachusetts has just ruled in favor of OpenCourt’s ability to video record, stream and archive public court proceedings online, writing that restricting rights to publish would violate First Amendment press protections. The decision arrived during Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and […] more »

by Melissa Ulbricht

Prabhas Pokharel contributed research and writing to this article.

 For this post, we’d like to detail the different ways people and organizations are delivering audio content to mobile phones. Distributing audio content in this manner can help you reach new and increasingly mobile audiences. It can also be a great way to reach illiterate populations […] more »

by Melissa Ulbricht

Prabhas Pokharel contributed research and writing to this article Many of today’s mobile phones can capture video footage. This has enabled both trained journalists and citizen reporters to more easily capture footage and images that would have otherwise rarely been seen. The Polk Journalism Award in 2009, for example, was awarded to a video from […] more »

by Dan Gillmor

A fierce and fascinating debate has broken out over the cover photo on Time magazine’s April 27 print edition. Time paid a pittance for the picture — at least a pittance next to what big magazines normally pay for cover art — and that’s made a lot of professional photographers furious. They should get over […] more »