Kasia Podbielski

Project Coordinator

Kasia Podbielski is the project coordinator for digital news training at NPR Digital Services. Kasia joined the team over a year ago.  She came to us from the State Department where she was a digital media specialist winning the hearts and minds of international youth one tweet at a time. 

She took some time to answer questions about herself.

From the State Department to NPR, that seems like quite the jump? Surprisingly not really, both organizations operate in very similar ways. I have always been interested in how we communicate to others about ourselves.  At the State Department, it was finding a way to tell America’s story, if you will. At NPR, it’s empowering member stations to tell their local stories. The main difference is that instead of an international focus, the work I do now is domestically driven.

What’s your relationship with radio?
Growing up in Europe, VOA was my lifeline back “home.”  I loved listening to Casey Kasem each week. I used to pretend host my own version of American Top 40, I played the host and I would sing all the songs.  I still have the cassette tape recordings of my weekly “radio show.”

What do you like best about working in public radio?
The most rewarding part of the job has been to meet all the amazing people who make public radio possible.  I am in awe of their dedication and passion. I am also intrigued by the spaces people broadcast out of. My coffee table book “Where Public Radio is Made” is forthcoming; I am accepting photos of where you make your station happen. (Seriously, if you have photos please send them to kpodbielski@npr.org)

 

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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
12:37 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

July Editorial Training Newsletter

Here’s what we have in store for this month’s newsletter: Learn about innovative station projects from WDET, St. Louis Public Radio and KCRW, get the latest posts from the NPR Storytelling Tumblr, read the public media profile for WNPR’s Heather Brandon and more. As always, say hello on Twitter @nprtraining or email us at coaching@npr.org

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Public Media Profile
5:28 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Nathan Heffel's Public Media Profile

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People involved in public media share how they navigate the news. This month we heard from Nathan Heffel, reporter/host at Colorado Public Radio.

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Public Media Profile
11:27 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Angela Evancie's Public Media Profile

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People involved in public media share how they navigate the news. This month we heard from Angela Evancie, Digital Editor for News at Vermont Public Radio.

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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
3:38 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

May Editorial Training Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter, check out OPB’s series on emergency preparedness, an in-depth look at the heroin epidemic spreading across West Virginia from WVPB, and a collaboration from WAMU. And don’t miss the #pubmedia profile of Angela Evancie, Vermont Public Radio’s Digital Editor for News. 

Say hello on Twitter @nprtraining or email us at coaching@npr.org.

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

#PubMedia Profile: Brent Jones

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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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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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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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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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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
4:51 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

November Editorial Newsletter

Greetings! As we get ready for the upcoming holiday season, we would love to hear what’s new at your station. Email us at coaching@npr.org to tell us the latest. Perhaps you have a fun holiday series you’re working on?

In this month's newsletter, we highlight examples of great journalism told in a variety of ways from KPCC, KERA, and OPB. Do these examples give you an idea for your own station? Well, read on, because we have tips for how to pitch digital projects in our latest installment of our advice column “Well, it Depends.” Plus, don’t miss our popular feature “Digital Life.” This month we hear from NPR Washington Desk digital editor Amita Parashar.

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