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 Of...at 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.

Updated: Current Series Unpacks How Localore Projects Help Stations Innovate

Current.orgCurrent—the newspaper of record for the public media sector—has a running series of articles exploring how the Localore's teams are working with partner stations to invent new ways to connect with their communities. Catch up below, and bookmark this post to discover new pieces as they go up.

June 4: WYSO Explores Industrial City's Reinvention 
WYSO [General Manager] Neenah Ellis said the Reinvention project has been a “true collaboration” and has turned out just as she hoped....“I knew it was a chance for a station like ours to engage local media artists to take the station to the next level in terms of multimedia production”

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…

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.

When it Rains, it Pours: AIRster Accolades

Drum roll please! Join all of us behind the curtain at AIR in congratulating all of our station and producer members who have recently won awards:

2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners

Todd Melby/AIR/Prairie Public/Zeega, Monica Brady-Myerov, Sandy Hausman, Kenny Malone, Alicia Zuckerman, Dan Grech, Sammy Mack, Trina Sargalski, Rich Halten, Tony Ganzer, Rhonda Miller, Kristin Gourlay, Kelley Libby

Member organizations: 
WLRN, KQED, KUT, WBEZ, WUNC, New Hampshire Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, World Radio Switzerland

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

Early reviews of Localore.net 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.


Austin Immersion: AIR + Street + Screen