Tag: npr

by Carrie Lozano

My first professional job out of college was surprisingly relevant to what I’ve been doing of late. I started as a program analyst at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General in the Office of Evaluation and Inspections. In federal government parlance, that would be the OEI in the OIG at [...] more »

by Lars Schmidt

Many organizations approach hiring like they do most other functions: as an individual sport. But when it comes to recruiting top talent in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape, collaboration is necessary. As the director of talent acquisition for NPR, I believe that talent management is the engine driving public media forward — and that this [...] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Investigative reporter Lowell Bergman often attributes his interest in collaborative reporting to his frustrations as a television producer at “60 Minutes.” With only 14 minutes of TV time for each report, there was a lot of information that fell onto the cutting-room floor. “If I broke a story on television I could not give the [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. NBCUniversal taps Google, comScore to measure viewership for 2012 Olympics (PaidContent) 2. Many iPhone apps are taking data from your address book (VentureBeat) 3. Did the AP just declare war on news aggregators? (GigaOm) 4. Social games giant Zynga posts [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

he best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. Myspace plans new Web TV service (AllThingsD) 2. How France’s Free will reinvent mobile (GigaOM) 3. NBC to deliver 2012 Olympics in 3D with Panasonic (Multichannel News) 4. Ladies’ Home Journal crowdsources articles from its readers (Advertising Age) 5. Google fuses Google+ into search (TechCrunch) 6. Some Ford vehicles will give [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

What’s the No. 1 innovation that’s needed in public media in 2012? I posed that question to the public media group on Facebook, as well as to some additional colleagues via email. The responses ranged from a focus on cultivating a culture of innovation, to calls for more innovative content approaches, to the need to [...] more »

by Stephen J. A. Ward

Trust “is perhaps the most important asset public broadcasting carries forward into evolving public media future,” writes Byron Knight. Knight should know. He’s had a long career in public broadcasting. Now, he is co-director of the Editorial Integrity for Public Media Project, a ground-breaking attempt to define public media’s principles for a digital age. Leading [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

NPR’s Andy Carvin has been the star of the Twittersphere during the Arab Spring, even sending out an eye-popping 1,200 tweets in one weekend. But today was a day like no other for Carvin, as the Libyan rebels took over Colonel Moammar Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, while an earthquake struck the East Coast in the [...] more »

by Leah Bartos

From the air-conditioned meeting rooms to the muggy poolside bar, everyone at this year’s Investigative Reporters and Editors conference was talking collaboration. It seems that our once doggedly independent industry is beginning to embrace a lesson long forgotten from elementary school: how to play nicely with others. And that might be because there are few [...] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Recently at the Logan Symposium at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Mark Katches, California Watch’s editorial director, asked a room full of reporters and editors if anyone wanted to share a “collaboration horror story.” There were chuckles, but no volunteers. Horror story may have been too strong a term, but don’t be misled by [...] more »