Following up on a recent note to outline NPR Election Night coverage from Member Partnership, we wanted to specifically detail how to embed the NPR Politics Tumblr into a Core Publisher post or page.

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Tumblr has been used by NPR and many stations to do special projects, connect with audiences in new ways, and more. Danielle Strle, Tumblr's director of product for community and content, shared best practices for using Tumblr to build community and share stories. Watch the recording of the discussion below. 

Ezra David Romero, Valley Public Radio

Valley Public Radio’s series Voices of the Drought explores the impacts of California’s historic drought by showcasing the many people that the drought touches, from snow surveyors to farmers.

Six Questions About Tumblr, Answered by Tumblr

Apr 18, 2014
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When I think about which of the many social media platforms are tailor made for radio, Tumblr is the first to come to mind. In terms of ease of use, formatting, and even content, Tumblr can be just right for the time-crunched public radio reporter, producer, or for special projects.

I am sure there are Tumblr doubters out there, but like all tools, the power is in how and why you use it.

To help answer some questions we had about using Tumblr,  I spoke with Danielle Strle, Tumblr's Director of Product for Community & Content. I asked her to shed some light on some common questions we hear about Tumblr: 

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Here at Digital Services, we're checking in with shows around the country about their digital best practices and strategies. 

One show that’s doing an admirable job of engaging it’s audience on Twitter and on their website is Oregon Public Radio’s midday show, Think Out Loud. I spoke with Dave Blanchard, one of the show’s producers, and John Rosman, a digital producer at OPB who works with the show, about how TOL tackles their digital responsibility.

KCRW Uses Tumblr to Take on South by Southwest

Mar 13, 2014
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Last weekend, tens of thousands descended upon Austin, Texas for the start of the 2014 South by Southwest Festival. The nine day event, which continues through March 16, is a huge operation. It features musical performances at more than 100 venues, highly anticipated TV and movie premieres and even an interview with NSA leaker, Edward Snowden

Pull that popcorn out of the microwave, kick back in a recliner (or desk chair) and get ready to have your workflow revolutionized. We talked with five leaders from member stations--a digital manager, a senior producer, a reporter and a news director--to get their input on how to work together and individually to meet the demands of both the radio and digital. These aren't big operations; you could accurately describe them as small to medium-sized, and they've all embraced digital platforms successfully.

Fresh Air Associate Producer Melody Kramer presented to member stations as part of NPR Digital Services Knight Foundation training

Below are the following: Melody's slides, a video recording of the presentation and a Storify of the live tweets.