• From the Archive: Pitches that Work

    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 1 of this Q&A about pitching, first posted in July 2006, was inspired by a posting from Tanya Ott on AIRdaily, the ListServe for AIR’s network of producers.

    The Q&A came from Tanya Ott and NPR's liaison with independent producers, Margo Melnicove.

    Q: What comes first, the pitch or the final product?

  • Public Media Scan: Accents, Experiments

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

  • From the Archive: Editors + Reporters

    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." Part two is a shortened version of "The Reporter Editor Relationship," originally written in 2001 for NPR editors by NPR's executive producer for training, Jonathan Kern. NPR's liaison with independent producers, Margo Melnicove, compiled the material for All About Editors. The seminars were organized around a series of questions, the first of which introduced the subject of editing.

     

  • Pubmedia 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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