Tag: radio

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 Trevor Knoblich

This post was jointly written by Trevor Knoblich, project director at FrontlineSMS, and Harry Surjadi, Knight International Journalism Fellow and freelance journalist. Worldwide, media outlets are increasingly mastering two-way communications channels. Radio and television stations are equipped to receive text messages, phone calls, and social media inputs. Staff can then decide to respond over broadcast, […] 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 Adam Thomas

You have an iPad edition, right? And your site is fully responsive — on every device, every screen size? How about events? Are you doing events? We’re making a lot from our dating service, too. Those guys over there are moving into publishing, one-click, straight into the e-book store. Naturally, we tried paywalls; now we’re […] more »

by Jesse Shapins

A version of this post also appeared in the Association of Independent’s in Radio monthly AIRBlast. I first started working with independent producer Kara Oehler in 2005. Almost a day didn’t pass without her telling me about something that happened on the “AIRDaily” listserve. I’d been on listservs before, but I had never actually talked […] more »

by Amy O'Donnell

Radio’s history has spanned over 100 years and it continues to reach billions — even in remote and underserved regions. So when UNESCO announced that the inaugural World Radio Day was to be celebrated on February 13, one question on many people’s lips was: Why now? Pamoja FM of Kenya relies on SMS news tips […] more »

by Florence Scialom

So much can be said in 160 characters. As we’ve started to look at tailoring FrontlineSMS software for journalists, we’ve realized just how much potential there is to use text messaging as a news source. As FrontlineSMS’s community support coordinator, I interact every day with people and organizations that are using SMS in innovative ways. […] more »

by Melissa Ulbricht

In Uganda, where many lack access to the Internet, people can engage with local radio stations to make informed choices and hold their leaders accountable. Using SMS and a new tool, TRAC FM, listeners can respond to poll questions such as: What service delivery should be a priority: health care, education, security, sanitation or transport? […] more »

by Amy O'Donnell

Almost everyone who has listened to the radio within the last few years has heard a DJ call for the audience to send in a text message — whether to request the next song, respond to the latest news or to comment on the needs of their communities. Media outlets everywhere are using SMS to […] more »