My So-Called Digital Life

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge with NPR's coaching and development team. Subscribe to this newsletter to receive new digital life features in your inbox every month.

#PubMedia Profile: Brent Jones

May 11, 2015
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.

A Peek Inside Brian Boyer's Digital Life

Dec 18, 2014
Brian Boyer #selfie

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.

A Peek Inside Amita Kelly Digital Life

Nov 24, 2014
Shefali Kulkarni

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.”

A Peek Inside Sam Sanders' Digital Life

Oct 22, 2014
Corey Seeholzer

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 Sam Sanders, a producer and reporter based out of NPR West. He’s covered everything from the Sochi Olympics to the strange rise of moscato in hip hop culture. NPR wasn’t his first taste of public media – Sanders has worked at several Member Stations, including time at OPB as a Kroc Fellow. We’re big fans of the three Bs in his Twitter profile: bacon, Beyonce, and beer. Follow his tweets @SamSanders.

A Peek Inside Juana Summers' Digital Life

Sep 30, 2014
Mary Gardella

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

This month we spoke to Juana Summers. Juana recently joined NPR’s Washington Desk, moving from NPR’s education desk. This isn’t her first taste of public media -- back in 2008 you could hear her on KBIA in Central Missouri. Read on to hear what her words of wisdom for stations are, her favorite notes transcribing app, and tips for great desk jams. And don’t forget to follow her on Twitter @JMSummers.

A Peek Inside Lizzy Duffy's Digital Life

Aug 27, 2014
John Rossman/OPB

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

This month we spoke with Lizzy Duffy, OPB’s news blogger. The OPB News Blog covers current events, trends and quirky stories unique to Oregon and the Northwest.

Go ahead and say hi to Duffy on Twitter @LizzyDuffy

 

A Peek Inside Eric Aasen's Digital Life

Jul 17, 2014
Lyndsay Knecht/KERA)

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with KERA Digital News Editor Eric Aasen. Eric joined KERA after over a decade at The Dallas Morning News. According to his Twitter profile, he knows everything there is to know about Big Tex, the country’s quirkiest landmark. Eric shares his must-reads, must-follows, guilty pleasures, words of wisdom and more below:

A Peek Inside Emilie Ritter Saunders' Digital Life

Jun 18, 2014
Frankie Barnhill

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Boise State Public Radio Digital Content Coordinator Emilie Ritter Saunders. According to her site, Emilie is a big fan of “data-driven journalism, artful storytelling, refinishing furniture and ice cream.” She previously was StateImpact Idaho’s multimedia journalist and before that Montana Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief. Read on for more about how she manages her digital life:

A Peek Inside PJ Vogt's Digital Life

May 22, 2014
Lori Vogt

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with PJ Vogt. Vogt is the co-creator of TLDR, a WNYC podcast about the internet, and a producer for On The Media. Subscribe to TLDR here and read on for more on how Vogt manages his digital life.

A Peek Inside Catie Talarski's Digital Life

Apr 23, 2014
Johnathon Henninger

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Catie Talarski. Catie is Executive Producer at WNPR, focusing on original WNPR programs, working to develop new concepts, live events and content strategies. Catie also recently started the Public Radio Local Talk Producers Facebook Group, a resource for producers to share information, guests, ideas, best practices and more. Join her.

A Peek Inside Jesse Thorn's Digital Life

Mar 19, 2014
Gordon de los Santos

 People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Jesse Thorn, host and creator of the NPR distributed radio show/podcast Bullseye. He also owns the podcast network Maximum Fun and runs the menswear blog Put This On. In between his many duties, he shared how he traverses the digital world.

A Peek Inside Martha Kang's Digital Life

Feb 26, 2014
Martha Kang/KPLU

This month we spoke with Martha Kang. Martha is the online managing editor at KPLU in Seattle, Wash. She oversees both KPLU.org and Quirksee, a “hub for visual, brow-raising stories that pique your curiosity.” In the midst of Martha’s busy days writing, editing and more, she took a few minutes to share some of her favorite digital spaces online. They’re worth a read:

Three daily must-reads
The New York Times, Al-Jazeera America, Circa

A Peek Inside Kelsey Proud's Digital Life

Dec 18, 2013
St. Louis Public Radio file photo

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with we spoke with Kelsey Proud. Kelsey is the engagement editor at St. Louis Public Radio/The Beacon. She took some time to tell us about her digital habits.

A Peek Inside Bruce Warren's Digital Life

Nov 20, 2013
photo courtesy of WXPN

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with we spoke with Bruce Warren. Bruce is the program director and on-air host at WXPN. He can found on twitter, instagram and Tumblr. He took some time to tell us about his digital habits.

A Peek Inside Jennifer Strachan's Digital Life

Oct 16, 2013
Justin Steyer/ KPLU

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with KPLU's Executive Director of News Jennifer Strachan.  If Jennifer’s name sounds familiar, you might know her from this or this.

A Peek Inside Kirk Siegler's Digital Life

Oct 9, 2013
Kirk Siegler

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Kirk Siegler, reporter for NPR.  Kirk participated in our April 2012 Knight Training when he was a reporter for KUNC in Colorado. 

A Peek Inside Eyder Peralta's Digital Life

Aug 30, 2013
Kainaz Amaria/NPR

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge.
This month we spoke with Eyder Peralta, reporter for NPR’s The Two-Way

A Peek Inside Kat Chow's Digital Life

Aug 27, 2013
Lucas Anderson

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Kat Chow, digital journalist for NPR’s race, culture and ethnicity blog CodeSwitch.

A Peek Inside Mark Stencel's Digital Life

Jul 31, 2013
Kainaz Amaria/NPR

This series is all about how people in public media manage to wade through the daily digital deluge of stories, emails, pics and tweets. Normally we include this section in our monthly newsletter but Mark Stencel is coming to the end of his chapter as managing editor for digital news at NPR (his last day is Friday, August 2). So this is a special summer edition of my so-called digital life. 

A Peek Inside Madhulika Sikka's Digital Life

Jun 24, 2013
Kainaz Amaria

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Madhulika Sikka, executive editor for NPR News. Prior to joining NPR, Madhulika worked for World Monitor Television, CBS News, NBC News, and ABC News. She has received four Emmys, two DuPont awards, a Barone award, two Peabodys, three SAJA Awards, and a NABJ Award.

She took a moment to answer some questions. 

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