Tag: public radio

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 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 »

by Jake Shapiro

While we continue to delve into code-level collaboration with Spot.Us to get our Story Exchange crowdfunding project launched later this year, I’ll take the opportunity in my next couple posts to give updates on other emerging PRX services that are helping reshape public radio, and that ultimately will amplify the results of Story Exchange. First […] more »

by Melissa Ulbricht

If a large truck illegally barrels through a neighborhood and no reporters are around to see it, does it make the news? It does if local residents with mobile phones can text truck sightings to a local public radio station. This is the premise behind a new pilot project called Sourcing Through Texting from a […] more »

by Jake Shapiro

Story Exchange (formerly Story Market) is a way for local public radio stations, producers, and listeners to pitch, find and fund documentaries and stories on important local issues. We’re also one of this year’s winners of a Knight News Challenge grant. Here’s how we envision it working: Let’s say that in Kentucky the issue of […] more »

by Margaret Rosas

Imagine you are public radio. You’ve spent the first sixty years or so of your existence focused on one output stream – audio. You’ve created all of your business processes and your staff has been trained around producing content for the airwaves. You produce quality content that has a great affection and trust. Your listeners […] more »

by Corinne Ramey

Is the iPhone app Public Radio Player the good guy or the bad? The critics aren’t so sure. Marshall Kirkpatrick’s post on ReadWriteWeb, “How One iPhone App Could Save Public Radio” took the super-hero stance, but Rafat Ali opted for the villain with “Public Radio Dangerously Close To Making Public Radio Obsolete” on PaidContent. Public […] more »

by Margaret Rosas

I recently attended the Integrated Media Association conference in Atlanta and sat in on a panel of web content providers addressing public radio folks about online content. Jesse Thorne moderated a great discussion about how to provide content your audience wants to hear, how to listen and how to foster online communities around your content. […] more »

by Margaret Rosas

Today I write about public radio, its potential and its promise. I am not an Internet or social media native. I am 40 years old and remember using our encyclopedia set for school papers and had a well-worn library card. I am an Internet and social media enthusiast. Recently I was helping my 10-year old […] more »

by Margaret Rosas

The news is old now, we won a grant, eh? Over the course of the last six months we have embarked upon a journey traveling down the road of journalism, technology and community building. We were awarded this grant as technologists to build a tool for public radio. We are fulfilling this grant as social […] more »