Tag: public media

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 Jessica Clark

The following post is from Jessica Clark, who is the media strategist for the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), which produced the Localore competition. From Fargo to Austin, and Boston to the Bay Area, 10 public stations across the country are now poised to ramp up their innovation capacity. They’ll be incubating projects led [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Need $40,000 to produce a local documentary? Just ask your audience. That’s what filmmaker Sam Mayfield did, for a film she’s working on about last year’s protests in Madison, Wis. In a blog post on January 13, she wrote: We are currently trying to raise $40,000 of our $200,000 budget through Kickstarter, the online fundraising [...] 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 Amanda Hirsch

SchoolBook is an ambitious new web offering from WNYC and the New York Times that provides news, data and conversation about New York City’s schools. The site, which launched just before the start of the school year, has been lauded by members of the education establishment, parents and journalists, and provides an interesting model for [...] more »

by Evelyn Messinger

This September, I wrote in MediaShift about the unfortunate effects on journalism that the deregulation of campaign financing could have. The article hinted that public media might be able to offset the damage, and maybe even save democracy. This sounds so grandiose that, to explain how and why, we need to back up a few [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Martha Bebinger, a longtime reporter for WBUR in Boston, had been reporting on efforts to control health care spending in Massachusetts for years, but over the past year and a half to two years, interest in the subject intensified among listeners, she said, and it was time to help them be part of a conversation. [...] more »

by Jessica Clark

Political analysts are dismissing last Thursday’s House vote forbidding public radio stations to spend federal dollars on content (HR 1076) as little more than red meat for the Republican base. But even if not a single dollar ends up being stripped from public broadcasting appropriations, the current battle threatens to strangle innovation in a sector [...] more »

by Jessica Clark

Public media makers found a whole new crew to hang with at this year’s Integrated Media Association (IMA) Conference on March 10 and 11. Fueling excitement was a new collaboration: The IMA preceded and then flowed into the interactive track of the SXSW festival on the 12th. Attendees at a Knight Foundation-supported array of SXSWi [...] more »

by Jessica Clark

Belém, BRAZIL — At the mouth of the Amazon river, vendors at the Ver-o-Peso market display the region’s fruits, fish and crafts on splintered tables and rusting carts. They hail prospective buyers who pass by their closely packed stalls. Just a block over, behind the security gate of the Estação das Docas, a collection of [...] more »