Tag: public radio

by Reuben Stern

This week we get an inside look at one media organization’s successful digital strategy. New York Public Radio, which operates WNYC in New York City, is among the leading innovators in the public media system both for on-air programming and for a forward-looking approach to digital. We visited their office and sat down with Thomas Hjelm, executive […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

The terrestrial radio business has been forced to adapt once again as more people get their audio content online, via streaming services or satellite radio. Podcasts, streaming embeds and even YouTube have multiplied the publishing opportunities for branded stations, but how can they recreate themselves with digital tools? What kind of content does a radio […] more »

by Brooke Kroeger

Early in 2010, with the newspaper industry in precipitous free-fall, the president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation called on the head of New York Public Radio to see if the two could make common cause. Revson president Julie Sandorf already had ventured into the future-of-journalism conversation the year before when Revson agreed to fund […] 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

What does innovation feel like? According to newly minted MacArthur genius Jad Abumrad, it’s a bit like being chased by a tiger: visceral and gut-churning. Abumrad, the co-host of WNYC’s ground-breaking show Radiolab, advised the audience at last week’s Public Radio Programming Conference (PRPC) to seek out this life-or-death sensation. Innovation isn’t always obvious, he […] more »

by Mark Glaser

5Across is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. While most people think of public media as being government-funded broadcasters such as NPR, PBS, BBC and CBC, the definition is being expanded […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

The Public Media 2.0 series on MediaShift is sponsored by American University’s Center for Social Media (CSM) through a grant from the Ford Foundation. Learn more about CSM’s research on emerging public media trends and standards at futureofpublicmedia.net. On a recent chilly night in downtown Manhattan, about 130 fans of WNYC’s Radio Lab chuckled at […] more »