Tag: prx

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 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 Desiree Everts

Matter, a startup accelerator launched last year by the Knight Foundation, KQED and PRX, announced seven media ventures on Thursday that have been chosen to “change media for good.” These seven startups will take part in a four-month program that includes a $50,000 investment, mentoring, and design reviews to help them fine-tune their business plans […] 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 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 Jake Shapiro

We announced PRX’s partnership with the Knight Foundation to create the Public Media Accelerator about a month ago. Since then, it’s become clear that the accelerator concept is new to many people in the non-profit and public media worlds, even as tech folks fret that accelerators have jumped the shark. Our tagline for the Public […] more »

by Jake Shapiro

Early on in PRX’s history we faced a critical decision. Do we outsource the development and maintenance of our main web application, or take the plunge and bring all coding in-house and become a technology-driven company? We took the plunge, and since then have grown an award-winning tech team, responsible not only for PRX’s web-based […] more »

by Rekha Murthy

KCRW Music Mine Public Radio Exchange just announced the launch of KCRW Music Mine, an iPad app that gives you a unique, exciting way to discover new music. Music Mine is the product of a close partnership between PRX and KCRW, with design by Roundarch and music intelligence powered by The Echo Nest. Nearly a […] more »

by John Barth

PRX embarked on a local journalism experiment last fall with Louisville Public Media (LPM) and Spot.us with the support of the Knight News Challenge. We built a service that matches the pioneering crowdfunding work of Spot.us (itself a News Challenge grantee) with the public radio focus of PRX and LPM. The project is called Story […] more »