Making Of

New Release: What's Outside? Public Media 2014

Today, we're pleased to share with you a new report released via Current and our own channels, focusing on key takeaways from Localore. It's based on extensive analysis of audience data, as well as surveys of our field producers and station managers/staff over the last year since the R&D phase of the project concluded on Feb 28, 2013.

Where did we succeed and where did we fail in what we set out to do with this ambitious 10-city production? These lessons will not only inform our future work but will, we hope, also provide useful insight and concrete recommendations for stations, producers, and the system at large as we all adapt to a changing industry.

Feast Your Eyes on The Making SFMOMA

Earlier this month, Localore's The Kitchen Sisters produced a blockbuster event at San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), showcasing the myriad creators they've uncovered through their project at KQED, The Making Of...

Take a quick spin through scenes from the day, such as this demo by New Bohemia Signs.

Got a bit more time to spend? Delve into the multimedia works created for the event via the Zeega platform.

In or Near the Bay Area? Join AIR at next week's The Making of...SFMOMA

It's just around the corner. The Kitchen Sisters' extravaganza at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art celebrates the creative culture across the region. Next Thursday and Friday, May 30-31, dozens of makers will converge as part of The Making Of…. cheese, surfboards, hot rods, a story…

This Weekend: Listen for Localore on a Station Near You

Keep those ears peeled—this weekend, two of AIR’s Localore projects will be making national waves.

TI Hear Change

This American Life will feature iSeeChange producer Julia Kumari Drapkin in a show called “Hot in My Backyard.” Learn more here, and tune in.

Drapkin has spent the past year bringing climate change scientists together with residents of Paonia, Colorado to puzzle through the shifting conditions they’re seeing in their own backyards. Get a sense of these sometimes difficult dialogues in Drapkin’s recent video:

Lights! Camera! Localore!

Wondering how AIR's national production evolved from a blue-sky idea to the ten evocative multimedia projects now animating public stations across the country? Grab a bucket of popcorn and lean back to watch This is Localore.

Filmmaker Josh Banville directed and edited this half-hour documentary stepping us behind the curtain with the producer-station teams—revealing how they have taken big risks to lead projects that grab the attention of communities across broadcast, digital and street platforms.

Starting Saturday: Four Can't-Miss Chances to Meet Localore Makers

Early reviews of have begun rolling in: fantastic transmedia voyages...very cool...beautiful...the new Localore site's going to blow your top.

Don't miss a chance to see AIR's revolutionary national production for yourself. Starting Saturday, Localore producers will hit the road to share what they've created and learned:

AIR's Localore Blooms! Metasite Launch and April Events Reveal New Transmedia Strategies

On April 22, AIR will present the full scope of its national Localore production with the launch of a new metasite and a public screening at Boston’s Brattle Theatre.

Updated: Spring Brings Localore @ Tribeca + MEGAPOLIS + DocYard + MIT Open Doc Lab

AIR's national Localore production team flocks to the east coast in April for a series of important events. We hope you'll come meet the producers and stations behind the revolutionary work being launched across the country.


April 20: Get Down With MEGAPOLIS and Localore


In NYC on April 20? Come mingle with AIR's national production team at MEGAPOLIS Celebrates Localore: The After Party.

During the day of April 20th the Tribeca Film Festival spotlights all ten Localore productions as part of an exciting celebration of new, groundbreaking digital storytelling work. That night, the party at DROM will bring together Locolore participants and MEGAPOLIS attendees for a night of music, dancing, and merrymaking.

AIR and ITVS Partner Up to Double Down on Pubmedia Innovation


Today, AIR and ITVS announced a partnership that will add fuel to AIR's producer-led teams at public radio and TV stations. 

As the Localore production cycle winds down, ITVS has invited the teams to apply for one more year of funding through their LINCS initiative (Linking Independents and Co-producing Stations). Those selected by ITVS will continue their groundbreaking projects, with AIR serving an advisory role.