• AIRster Reading List: Diversity (Part 1)

    I’ve been thinking about building a “diversity and public media” reading list for a while now, stashing articles and archival data sets.

    The problem: We know that public media must move toward greater inclusivity, but what does that mean? My digital file has grown to daunting proportions, in part because “diversity” is an inexact term.

    We spend a lot of time talking about that in our office. Diverse relative to what? Race? Sex? Geography? Political points of view? Who is making public media? Whose voices are heard (and how are they framed)? Who consumes public media?

    So my reading list sprawls. At some point, I decided to go back and chop it up into installments – when I got around to it.

    Today’s the day, for two reasons:

    1. AIR is going to announce the 2014 class of New Voices scholars next week (stay tuned).

  • Public Media Scan: Intriguing Audio x3

    Each week, we find and share three items at the intersection of technology, journalism, and blended media craft. Our goal is to inspire creativity, encourage diversity, and provoke questions about what is possible in our field. 

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    This week's links:

     

  • Ask the Expert: All About Editors

    Editor's note: "From AIR's Archive" brings forward some of the lost (or long-buried) profiles and advice about audiocraft that we've collected over the years. Part one of "Ask the Expert" on the editor/reporter relationship was inspired by Matthew Payne, who was inspired by a session at the Third Coast Festival titled "Trust Me, I'm an Editor." In 2004 Dave Barasoain transcribed and paraphrased that session, which is excerpted below. NPR's Liaison with Independent Producers, Margo Melnicove, compiled the material for these pages on All About Editors.

  • This week in pubradio: A reading list

    Don't you love a reading list? Here's a quick round-up of must-read pubradio stories from the week. Enjoy!

    • "Finding the Tribe" by Cynthia Graber for Nieman Storyboard

    "According to Eric Nuzum, NPR’s vice president for programming, the network measures success for a typical radio show in the hundreds of thousands or millions of listeners. 'In podcasts,” he says, “you can have what we lovingly call a tribe'—perhaps 50,000 to 60,000 engaged listeners. Finding that tribe is essential to financial stability."

    • "The Business of Podcasts" by Kerri Hoffman for Transom

  • Public Media Scan: Do a lot with a little

    Welcome to AIR's Public Media Scan.


    Each week, we find and share three items at the intersection of technology, journalism, and blended media craft. Our goal is to inspire creativity, encourage diversity, and provoke questions about what is possible in our field. 

    This week's links (enjoy):