Tag: pop up archive

by Anne Wootton

Perhaps it’s not virally inclined, but audio storytelling is crossing over from niche to mainstream. In 2012, 40 percent of Americans listened to digital audio. That number is projected to double by 2015. And the podcast hit “Serial” has had 1.5 million listeners per episode, a hit by any medium’s standards, according to NY Times’ […] more »

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 Anne Wootton

Our goal at Pop Up Archive is to make audio searchable and build an archive of sound from journalists, oral historians, and media organizations from around the world. Support for Creative Commons licensing is on our 2014 roadmap. But one thing we’ve learned: The vagaries of rights and licensing for digital audio are too complicated for Creative Commons to […] 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

After an insane and memorable week at SXSW Interactive in Austin in March, we came away with our work cut out for us: improving Pop Up Archive so that it’s a reliable place to make all kinds of audio searchable, findable and reusable. Thanks in no small part to the brilliant development team at PRX, […] more »

by Anne Wootton

This post was co-written by Bailey Smith, co-creator of Pop Up Archive, with help from Jake Shapiro, CEO of Public Radio Exchange. We believe that archiving can be so easy it doesn’t even feel like archiving — and that an entire new generation of meaningful content is waiting to be created, unlocked from the archive […] 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 Desiree Everts

The Knight Foundation today announced the winners of the second round of its News Challenge, a contest aimed at funding innovators in the media industry. In this round, which focused on data, Knight awarded six grants totaling $2.22 million. Knight announced earlier in the year that it was changing the rules of the News Challenge […] more »