Reading List: Innovating/Inclusiveness

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When we -- AIR, Localore, grant funding organizations, the public media community in general -- encourage innovation in public media, are we including all Americans in these innovations? And what does it mean to innovate with inclusiveness in mind, as a specific goal? Those were the questions of the night for March’s monthly #pubmedia Twitter chat. AIR staffers were invited to guest host. 

Audio Ethics: Native ads & podcasts

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Editor's note: Curtis Fox, the godfather of podcasting, posted a conundrum on the AIRdaily, the gathering place and roundtable where AIR’s network of producers shares gigs, advice, and conversation about working as independents in public media.

"What happens if Goldman Sachs wants [a podcast host] to shill enthusiastically for their great humanitarianism and MailChimp has already blown through its ad budget?"

Listen Like an Ombudsman

Editor's note: We asked NPR's founding ombudsman, Jeffrey Dvorkin, to share some thoughts after a lively discussion of native and host-read advertising on podcasts on the AIRdaily, AIR's forum for independent producers. His essay, "Native Advertising in Public Radio Podcasting, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being Talked to Like a Grown-up," is the latest in our "Listen Like A ..." series.


By Jeffrey Dvorkin

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 It’s a dilemma. A real one.

On the one hand, we need to hear those magic words: “Support for …”