Tag: npr

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 »

by Matt Thompson

Part of the mission behind NPR’s Project Argo is to construct a software platform that can maximize the output of a one- or two-person team of reporters. Project Argo is a collaboration between NPR and member stations to strengthen public media’s role in local journalism. As the project has progressed, we’ve realized that we evolved […] more »

by Michael Wood-Lewis

Can social-networking sites be used by neighbors to help each other during disasters, as well as with more pedestrian issues the rest of the time? NPR recently covered political scientist Daniel Aldrich’s work looking at how neighbors help each other during disasters. From NPR: Aldrich’s findings show that ambulances and firetrucks and government aid are […] more »

by Joel Sucherman

Last month, about 700 people packed an auditorium in Seattle, not for a Microsoft developer’s conference, but to discuss whether the city’s burgeoning global health movement can eradicate disease and poverty across the globe. It was a live forum sponsored by public radio station KPLU and its Project Argo blog, Humanosphere. The event was provocatively […] more »

by Rekha Murthy

We know, we know. Android users want the Public Radio Player, too. We’ve received plenty of comments from our feedback page: “Patiently waiting for bliss…” — Stephenmm “hurry up please. i love your app and i want it on my phone!” — ryan “Enjoyed this on my wifes Iphone but was disappointed to find out […] more »

by Bonnie Bogle

Until recently if you wanted to create a fast interactive map to use on your website you had two main options – design it in Flash, or use Google. With the prevalence of mobile devices, for many users Flash isn’t an option, leaving Google and a few competitors (like Bing). But we are developing open […] more »

by David Cohn

From the launch of Spot.Us, I’ve always said the following: Anyone can tackle the crowdfunded journalism model. In fact, NPR could do it tomorrow and blow me out of the water. It’s just about being transparent and giving up control over how donation money gets spent. This model would have more success at the national […] more »

by Matt Thompson

Project Argo is an ambitious undertaking. It involves networking NPR with 12 member stations spanning three time zones with a different mix of bloggers and editors at each station. The stations cover a variety of regionally focused, nationally resonant topics that range from climate change to local music. Communicating effectively within these parameters has required […] more »

by David Cohn

The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy made 15 recommendations on how America can have a bright info-future. One of those recommendations was for increased support for public media predicated on public media efforts to “step up,” for lack of a better term. Public media has been on the minds […] more »