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Quick Pledge
6:03 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Quick Pledge Security Upgrades Webinar and FAQs

WEBINAR RECORDING:

A recording of the 5/20/15 webinar outlining security upgrades coming to Quick Pledge is available online:

Webinar Slides (PDF)

TIMELINE:

Wednesday, May 27th

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Analytics
3:06 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Is the Growth of Live Streaming Over?

Twice a year we step back and look at the overall digital trends in public media. In last year's PubMetrics presentations, the news about live streaming was mostly positive: While cume wasn't growing, our existing audience was listening more often, so listening time overall was still on the rise.

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Intros
11:57 am
Wed May 20, 2015

What NPR One can teach us about radio intros

On May 14, Sara Sarasohn (NPR One’s Managing Director) and I held a webinar to share findings from a recent exercise. The NPR One team identified intros that performed well on the app (meaning, people skipped them less often). Then, Sara and I took a close look/listen, in search of patterns. We have both edited NPR newsmagazines (and Sara was also an Arts desk editor), so we leaned on that prior editorial experience to come up with our findings.

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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
2:06 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

#PubMedia Profile: Brent Jones

Credit Nicole Hudson

People involved in public media share how they navigate the news. This month we heard from Brent Jones, a Data Visual Specialist at St. Louis Public Radio.

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Universal Analytics
8:45 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Coming Soon: NPR Digital Services and Station Analytics System Moves to Universal Analytics

Update: Due to a late breaking bug in final QA, we are moving the transition to December 1 to keep data integrity a priority. 

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Release Notes
4:00 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

April DS Product Update – Improvements and enhancements to products & services

NPR Digital Services Monthly Product Update

Here is a summary of bug fixes and feature enhancements that we have made to Core PublisherComposer 2, the NPR One AppStationConnectDS Marketing Forms & QuickPledgeStation Analytics System, and our Streaming Service over the last 4 weeks.

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Quick Pledge
3:05 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Spring 2015 Security Upgrades to QuickPledge

As part of our routine security review of the QuickPledge platform, NPR Digital Services will be making some updates to the platform to improve security that will change the way you access the admin panel and access to encrypted files. We are committed to staying current with industry expectations, even as we migrate off this platform to our new DS Marketing Forms, powered by Springboard.

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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
2:34 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

April Editorial & Coaching Newsletter

Hello, we’re back from our three-month newsletter break and we’ve missed you.



A lot has happened thus far in 2015. We have a new team, we are starting a new round of webinars and later this spring, we will launch an editorial training website. As always, we will highlight the good work happening at your stations and we will hear from someone in public media about how they navigate the news.



Say hello to the new team and/or let us know what you are up to on Twitter @nprtraining or email us at coaching@npr.org.

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Social Callouts
11:58 am
Wed April 29, 2015

6 Ways Stations Can Use Social Callouts [VIDEO]

In public radio, it goes without saying that the public – our existing audience and otherwise – should be at the heart of everything we do. One way to bring more of those people into our reporting is through social callouts, where we ask the wider world to share their stories, photos and thoughts on any number of topics.  

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Analytics
2:51 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

New Research Shows the Power of Local Site Content Over National NPR Content

Average retention rates for NPR and local Content on select station sites

Recently, the station analytics team was asked to help solve a debate in a local newsroom. This station was trying to decide if it would be  beneficial to supplement its strong local coverage with some national news from the NPR API. Since we have data about web performance for over 200 stations, we were glad to offer some insight. We started by looking at a group of 25 stations with strong digital newsrooms and monthly users between 50k and 300k. We found that, in these stations, local news drove higher engagement and encouraged users to come back.

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