In our final newsletter of the year, we take a look back at some of our most popular trainings, learn how to create a successful blog, hear about St. Louis Public Radio engagement editor Kelsey Proud's digital life, and open the application process for the final round of Knight funded Training.What was the best thing that happened at your station this year? Tweet @NPRDS your answer with the hashtag #pubmediabestthing, or email us more than 140-characters to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kentucky Investigation Initiative Takes Off
Louisville Public Media's investigative reporting unit launched its first big story on how Indiana's criminal justice system contributed to the death of a Louisville teenager. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting's detailed account connects the dots to illustrate the issues within the system. Take a look at the timeline and original documents that help tell the story. Since KyCIR started last summer, its coverage has included investigating the sexual harassment claims against a state representative, who eventually resigned.
StateImpact's Recipe for a Successful Blog
As NPR's StateImpact project was winding down, the team assembled one of the best checklists you can find for creating a digital beat. Don’t just read the 10 tips—the substance of this post is in the more than two dozen links. You'll find a wealth of advice and examples. Todd Mundt goes into more detail about this list here.
A Guide to Digital Style Guides
Several stations have begun developing their own in-house style guides to supplement The Associated Press Stylebook. Here are a few tips to get you started on a style guide for your station, including several member station examples. Do you have a style guide to share? Send it to email@example.com.
Top 6 Most Attended Webinars of 2013
This year we offered webinars on a variety of topics including audio innovation, habits for your digital newsroom and building your community into your digital storytelling process. If you missed any of these or want to revisit them–all can be found here on our blog. Here are just a few to get you started:
- How to Grow an Audience on Social Media From Scratch
- Making the Most of Your Audio in the Mobile Age
- The Challenge of Visualizing Sound With Roman Mars
- Saying Yes to Innovation: Dean Cappello, WNYC
- How to Make 'Serious' Stories Shareable on Social Media
- Why You Should be on Reddit (Like These Stations)
Also worth another visit is Steve Mulder’s webinar on public media digital insights based on metrics from 160 station sites and hundreds of station streams.