Tag: npr

by A. Adam Glenn

Andy Carvin is the “war reporter who never attended the war.” And indeed, NPR’s senior social media strategist came to the attention of the journalism and wider world in a unique fashion during the Arab Spring, tweeting virtually around the clock while monitoring half a dozen revolutions in the region — all from his perch [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Is online video reinventing the future of broadcast? (Huffington Post) 2. Tell Me More‘s “Social Me” explores online anonymity and how young people interact (NPR) 3. 3 keys to social media success: Social base, social glue and social engine (Forbes) 4. Facebook’s privacy payout: $5, $10 or nothing (GigaOm) 5. Music streamer Rdio expands [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Approximately two-thirds of Frontline programming is produced through some form of editorial collaboration, said Raney Aronson-Rath, the series’ deputy executive producer, when we spoke last week by phone. Recent examples include Concussion Watch, a joint investigation with ESPN into brain injuries among NFL players, and Big Sky, Big Money, a look at the Supreme Court’s [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. ‘Just the facts’ isn’t good enough for journalists anymore, says Tow Center’s journalism manifesto (Poynter) 2. NPR affiliate launches drone program (Politico) 3. Churn: The problem of the new tech journalism (TechCrunch) 4. What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of [...] more »

by Ian Hill

It’s understandable if you feel overwhelmed and intimidated by collaboration. After all, the examples of it that often get hyped in articles like this one are big, ongoing projects that have their own funding, business models, staff and offices. They are partnerships between huge organizations that involve lawyers and contracts. Such large-scale projects have their [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

John Bracken, director of Journalism and Media Innovation at the Knight Foundation, wants to know what I mean by “collaboration.” We’re chatting by phone about how collaboration fits into Bracken’s vision for news innovation. John Bracken I throw out a modest definition. “Working together,” I say. “Playing nice.” (It’s not a sophisticated characterization, to be [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

The following is an opinion piece by Amanda Hirsch; an earlier version of this post appeared on her blog. Every time someone threatens to cut PBS funding (as Mitt Romney recently did), its supporters play the Big Bird card. “Surely, Mr. Grinch, you won’t rob the children of their Big Bird?” I’d like to call [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

Co-authored with Candace Clement The radically shifting landscape of media and technology has sparked a renaissance in non-profit and public media in the United States. As a perfect storm of economic and technological changes shakes the foundation of commercial media, journalists, funders, and local citizens are looking to public interest-oriented, mission-driven news organizations as a [...] more »

by David Johnson

Coming down off the rosy glow of several days in San Francisco, the beautiful city by the bay, the attendees of the Online News Association meeting are returning home with heads spinning full of inspiration and enthusiasm. There were many great sessions in a really stimulating conference. Two presentations in particular stood out and fit [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Larry Kramer Welcome to the 51st episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week we take a deeper look at the changes at various local newspapers in North America, lowering their print frequency from daily down to a few times per week. Is this an alarming trend or [...] more »