Tag: wnyc

by Reuben Stern

This week we find out why the founder of the startup SpokenLayer sees value in turning text stories into audio files, and we learn how WNYC expanded its mobile app to include personalized playlists. PART 1: SpokenLayer While several technologies have come (and gone) that automatically create audio or video files from text, the startup SpokenLayer has […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital life in 2025 (Janna Anderson & Lee Rainie / Pew Research Internet Project) 2. What you think you know about the web is wrong (Tony Haile / TIME) 3. Bitcoin story shows why old media practices are ill-suited for the Internet age (Jay Rosen / PressThink) 4. New York Public Radio receives grant […] 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 Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 62nd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week is a special edition of the podcast, with a focus on the coming election and the role of digital and social media leading up to it. But just as the political campaigns had to adjust 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 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 »

by Jessica Clark

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. About this Series How are public media makers and outlets evolving in the digital, participatory age? Stories […] more »

by Jessica Clark

These days it’s not so unusual for a public radio program to boast a companion blog. But few shows begin online and move to broadcast.Pop and Politics is the exception. Farai Chideya — a high-profile public affairs reporter, novelist, and the former host of NPR’s late and lamented African-American current events program “News & Notes” […] more »