NPR Digital Services http://digitalservices.npr.org en A Peek Inside Lizzy Duffy's Digital Life http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/peek-inside-lizzy-duffys-digital-life-0 <div><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">P</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">eople involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. Find past <a href="http://digitalservices.npr.org/term/my-so-called-digital-life">Digital Life features here.</a></span></em></p><p>This month we spoke with <a href="http://www.opb.org/contributor/lizzy-duffy" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lizzy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.opb.org/contributor/lizzy-duffy"> Duffy</a>, </span>OPB’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> news blogger.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>OPB<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News Blog covers current events, trends and quirky stories unique to Oregon and the Northwest. </span></p><p>Go ahead and say hi to Duffy on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/LizzyDuffy" style="line-height: 1.5;">@LizzyDuffy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:33:55 +0000 Kasia Podbielski 1117 at http://digitalservices.npr.org A Peek Inside Lizzy Duffy's Digital Life Introducing our advice column, highlights from KUNC, WNPR, WGBH and more http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/introducing-our-advice-column-highlights-kunc-wnpr-wgbh-and-more <p>Hi all- happy August! We hope everyone’s staying cool and enjoying the end of summer.</p><p>We have a lot to share with you this month, including highlights from recent training visits to KNAU and KAZU, links to great work from KUNC, WNPR, WGBH and Nashville Public Radio and the launch of our advice column, "<em>Well, it Depends.</em>"</p><p>Do you have a story we should highlight or questions to ask? Let us know (or just say hi) by emailing us at <a href="mailto:coaching@npr.org ">coaching@npr.org</a>. Get this monthly newsletter in your inbox - <a href="http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/subscribe-editorial-monthly-newsletter">subscribe here.</a></p><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:59:08 +0000 Kasia Podbielski 1112 at http://digitalservices.npr.org Introducing our advice column, highlights from KUNC, WNPR, WGBH and more Hardening Drupal Against Badly Behaved Bots http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/hardening-drupal-against-badly-behaved-bots <p>If you've run Drupal for any length of time you know that spiders and bots can make the difference between a well performing site and one that requires a coffee refill while the page loads. &nbsp;Some bots are particularly nasty. &nbsp;Even with a meticulously crafted robots.txt file, they'll slam you from an entire farm of machines, sometimes as many as five to ten a second. &nbsp;And that's just from one search engine.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:42:33 +0000 Rick Ennis 1109 at http://digitalservices.npr.org Hardening Drupal Against Badly Behaved Bots SAS How to: Set up Google Analytics custom variables using meta tags http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/sas-how-set-google-analytics-custom-variables-using-meta-tags <p>On August Station Analytics insights webinar we talked about data that was collected using custom variables in Google Analytics. &nbsp;If you missed that webinar you can <a href="http://bit.ly/SASVideos">view the video</a>. For Core Publisher stations the digital services developers handled the set up, but if you are not using Core Publisher here is how you can start tracking additional data about your site.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:55:35 +0000 Michelle Bellettiere 1114 at http://digitalservices.npr.org SAS How to: Set up Google Analytics custom variables using meta tags How MPR News Delivers Investigative News to Radio and Digital Audiences http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-mpr-news-delivers-investigative-news-radio-and-digital-audiences <p>https://vimeo.com/103925693</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:59:25 +0000 Ki-Min Sung 1113 at http://digitalservices.npr.org How to add your branding: Logos http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-add-your-branding-logos <p>Inside the NPR One app, your station's brand is presented in 3 distinct ways: <strong><a href="http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-add-your-station-text-identifier-branding-npr-one">text identifiers</a></strong>, <strong><a href="http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-add-your-station-logo-npr-one">logos</a></strong>, and a <strong><a href="http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-add-your-station-hello-audio-branding-npr-one">hello audio branding</a></strong> pieces connected to the NPR hello at the beginning of a user session. Each of the branding placements can be updated and managed by stations, or stations can rely on the default placements created for stations by NPR. Stations can use newly created tools within <a href="https://stationconnect.org">StationConnect</a> to manage and update branding elements inside NPR One.</p><p>Learn where you can find your logo in the app, how to prepare your logo, and instructions on how to upload your logo below. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:16:38 +0000 Janeen Williamson & Jeff Burke 1041 at http://digitalservices.npr.org How to add your branding: Logos How to add your branding:"Hello" Audio Branding http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-add-your-brandinghello-audio-branding <p>Inside the NPR One app, your station's brand is presented in 3 distinct ways: <strong><a href="http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-add-your-station-text-identifier-branding-npr-one">text identifiers</a></strong>, <strong><a href="http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-add-your-station-logo-npr-one">logos</a></strong>, and a <strong><a href="http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-add-your-station-hello-audio-branding-npr-one">hello audio branding</a></strong> pieces connected to the NPR hello at the beginning of a user session. Each of the branding placements can be updated and managed by stations, or stations can rely on the default placements created for stations by NPR. Stations can use newly created tools within <a href="https://stationconnect.org">StationConnect</a> to manage and update branding elements inside NPR One.</p><p>Learn where your "hello" audio branding will be heard in the app, how to prepare your audio, and instructions on how to upload your "hello" audio branding below.</p><p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:16:34 +0000 Janeen Williamson 1050 at http://digitalservices.npr.org How to add your branding:"Hello" Audio Branding Advice Column: Should Reporters Produce Stories for Radio and Web? http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/advice-column-should-reporters-produce-stories-radio-and-web <p>The NPR coaching and development team works with NPR and member stations to help newsrooms and journalists reach a growing, multi-platform audience. As part of that work, we’ve found that stations share many of the same questions and concerns with us.</p><p></p><p>This advice column is one way to help make those questions and answers more public. By making public radio’s collective knowledge accessible, we can continue to learn from each other.</p><p>All thoughts, questions and feedback are welcome. Share your feedback via email to <a href="mailto:tgorman@npr.org?subject=Advice%20Column">tgorman@npr.org</a>.</p><p>Submit your own questions for future installments of the advice column in <a href="http://bit.ly/1mgwFtQ">this form</a>.</p><p><strong>Kim Perry</strong></p><p><em>NPR Director of Editorial Coaching and Development</em></p><p></p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:31:37 +0000 Teresa Gorman & Kim Perry 1105 at http://digitalservices.npr.org Advice Column: Should Reporters Produce Stories for Radio and Web? How to add your content: Sonic IDs http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-add-your-content-sonic-ids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Sonic ID provides a unique opportunity to reconnect the listener with their local station by relaying a distinct sense of place within the NPR One player. &nbsp;While there are a number of local content opportunities within the experience, the Sonic ID offers even more familiarity to the listener through local sounds, ideas and voices they know.</span></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:44:25 +0000 Janeen Williamson & Jeff Burke & Asli Binal 1059 at http://digitalservices.npr.org How to add your content: Sonic IDs Core Publisher Responsive Theme FAQs http://digitalservices.npr.org/post/core-publisher-responsive-theme-faqs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">These are questions asked during the </span><a href="https://www.nprstations.org/nprstationsorg/nprdigitalserv/cp.cfm">FY2015<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Core Publisher &nbsp;</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://www.nprstations.org/nprstationsorg/nprdigitalserv/cp.cfm">webinar</a>. We expect to continue adding to this list as more questions come up.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:00:51 +0000 Erin Teare Martin 1104 at http://digitalservices.npr.org