Tag: public radio

by Meg Dalton

Call it the “Serial” effect. Or maybe “the podcast revolution.” Or, better yet, the “golden age of audio.” Whatever you call it, it’s happening right now, before our eyes. Well, technically, in our ears. Once considered a niche medium, podcasts are making it into the mainstream, engaging audiences on a level that far surpasses more […] more »

by Scott Finn

Being “digital first” is no longer a new idea. In fact, I risk appearing to be very “2005” by even bringing it up. But if everyone agrees that public media organizations must be digital first, why is it that we so rarely, truly are? When I started at West Virginia Public Broadcasting two years ago, […] more »

by Kristen Clark

So you’ve been kicking around the idea of a podcast for a while, only to discover that the men’s shoe store down the street and your aunt Vicky’s knitting circle have both already beat you to iTunes. With hundreds of new podcasts flooding the market (thanks to the likes of Serial), you might have the […] more »

by Meg Dalton

[View the story “Public Radio Gets Social with First-Ever Podcast Upfront” on Storify] Meg Dalton (@megdalts) is the associate editor of PBS MediaShift and Idea Lab. Disclosure: The upfront was organized by National Public Media along with WBEZ and WNYC. NPM offers sponsorship opportunities with NPR and PBS across on air, online, and mobile platforms. more »

by Peter Karman

For the last year I have immersed myself in the technology of automatic speech recognition (ASR) for transcribing public radio broadcasts. I started with a grant from the Knight Foundation while at American Public Media | Minnesota Public Radio and have continued on at Pop Up Archive. During this year I have talked with many […] 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 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 »