Hello. By now you know that each month we provide a 'best hits' of station spotlights from our blog, a quick look at trainings you can join this month and a behind-the-scenes look at the team.
Station Spotlight: Voter Guides Boost Traffic, Provide Valuable Service
One clear success for stations this election season – voter guides. Explaining ballot initiatives and introducing candidates were a sure way to get noticed – even before election day. Stations across the system (WAMU, Michigan Radio, KQED) saw record traffic to their guides. Read more about what made station election coverage stand out.
Meet Digital News Specialist Eric Athas.
First thing you check in the morning/Last thing you check at night
In the morning I check my e-mail first, then go to Twitter to get a sense of what's happening in the world. At night it's usually a combination of Twitter, Facebook and Reddit.
We are more than halfway through our fall 11-Week Intensive Training. We’ve covered metrics and audience behavior, writing for the web and best practices for photography and video. We just kicked off our three-week module on social media. Want to follow along, or be part of the conversation? Use hashtag #NPRKnight on Twitter.
We have 30 openings for stations interested in next year’s 11-Week Intensive Trainings. We’re taking applications through Nov 15.
Sessions start on Jan. 9, March 20 and May 20.
Don’t have the time to travel or spend a week with us? Fear not, we bring training to the comfort of your desktop.
Nov 15, 11-12pm ET: How To Make the Most of Your Station’s Facebook and Twitter Pages
Nov 19, 2-3pm ET: KUNC Reporter Kirk Siegler on Using Social Media in Reporting
Nov 28, 2-3pm ET: What Types of Local Content Trigger Engagement
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming webinars on our blog, and email us ideas for topics you would like to see covered.