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News Training
4:04 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

4 types of audio that people share

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Chances are you’ll listen to this audio – at least 56 percent of you:

 

 

That’s what our experiments in making audio more sharable have shown so far. You’re more likely to listen and share interesting sound if it’s packaged with a good headline and an image – and recently we’ve discovered the type of audio matters, too.

 

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Analytics
4:11 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Getting Started with on-demand audio measurement in the Station Analytics System

On Demand audio measurement works very similarly to webcast measurement.

We need to access your logs to process them for On Demand metrics, via a FTP account where we can download the logs nightly. Please note these are not the same logs used for SoundExchange reporting nor live streaming measurement - these are on-demand specific files.

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1:33 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Responsive Graphics In Core Publisher With Pym.js

Over time, many member stations have created maps, graphics and other projects for their websites that were sized to fit Core Publisher’s fixed-width layout. But with the responsive mobile-only sites, and Core Publisher going to a fully responsive design, these elements either don’t work or won’t resize correctly to the screen. Now you can use Pym.js to iframe responsively-built projects within Core Publisher stories.
Analytics
2:30 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Shining a Light on Dark Social's Impact on Station Sites

Lately lots of people have been emailing me links to articles about a phenomena called "dark social." This is interesting because "dark social" is the phrase coined to describe what was originally thought to be impact of the social sharing of links directly between individuals through email and chat.  Back in 2012, Alexis Madrigal wrote an article about a concerning trend that he was seeing on theatlantic.com.

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My So-Called Digital Life
1:15 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

A Peek Inside Brian Boyer's Digital Life

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People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. Find past Digital Life features here.

This month we heard from Brian Boyer; he runs the NPR Visuals Team. When he’s not making cool s*!#, you can find him blogging and tweeting about his many experiments and schooling us on what makes great Chicago deep dish pizza. Read on for his advice for stations and why he’s stopped listening to terrestrial radio.

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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
12:53 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

December Editorial Newsletter

Season’s greetings, all. In our final newsletter of 2014, we take a look back at some of our most popular trainings, spotlight work from Capital Public Radio, WFPL and West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and hear about NPR Visual Editor Brian Boyer's digital life. Do you have a favorite story or project your station has done this year? Tweet it to @nprds, or email it to us at coaching@npr.org. Thank you, and happy holidays from the NPR Editorial Coaching and Development Team!

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NPR One
12:17 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

NPR One Webinar - Local Content Workflow

Jennifer Strachan presents this interactive webinar on how your fellow stations are working with their local content in NPR One and ideas about adjusting workflow. This webinar is for stations that are already working with NPR One and want to improve workflow, and for stations that have yet to start adding local content to NPR One.

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New Listening Data
11:16 am
Fri December 12, 2014

On-Demand Audio Metrics Are Now Available in Station Analytics Dashboards

We all have access to useful metrics on our sites and our live streams. But on-demand audio created by stations - including audio segments, archived programs, and podcasts - has been a black hole. Not anymore.

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DS News
8:30 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Jason Butler Joins DS as Sr. Director of Product

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We are very pleased to welcome Jason Butler as Senior Director of Product Development for Digital Services.  Jason is a veteran in digital product development, having led the development of news, commerce and search platforms- inside and outside of media, with major news organizations and startups – and always with a strategic focus on serving the needs of the audience.   

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My So-Called Digital Life
5:15 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

A Peek Inside Amita Kelly Digital Life

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People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. Find past Digital Life features here. 

This month we heard from Amita Kelly, NPR’s Washington Desk digital editor/producer. Among many other responsibilities, you can follow the NPR Politics Tumblr that Amita runs. Before the Washington Desk, Amita worked on the show Tell Me More. Read on for her advice for succeeding on social and to learn what she calls “social StoryCorps.”

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