Editorial Monthly Newsletter

July Editorial Training Newsletter

Jul 22, 2015

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

Nathan Heffel's Public Media Profile

Jul 6, 2015
CPR

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

Angela Evancie's Public Media Profile

Jun 24, 2015
Angela Evancie #selfie

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.

#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.

April Editorial & Coaching Newsletter

Apr 29, 2015

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.

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.”

November Editorial Newsletter

Nov 24, 2014

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.

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.

Happy October, all. In this month’s newsletter, we have a delightful Digital Life from NPR reporter and producer Sam Sanders, highlights of work from KERA, WBEZ and NHPR, and a call for your reporters’ Twitter handles for @NPRPolitics. Are you doing anything interesting for election night? Let us know on Twitter @NPRDS or via email at coaching@npr.org

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.

Greetings! Happy Fall. We’re ready for cider doughnuts and to hear from you. Do you have a story or person we should highlight? Let us know (or just say hi) by emailing us at coaching@npr.org.

 In this month’s newsletter you’ll find tips for making audio shareable, kudos to St. Louis Public Radio, and a few life hacking tips from NPR reporter Juana Summers.

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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:

Happy summer! We have a lot to share with you this month including great advice from KERA Digital News Editor Eric Aasen, highlights from recent visits to KNAU, KAZU and Michigan Radio, and stories out of KUT and WESA. Do you have a story we should spotlight next month? Let us know by emailing us at coaching@npr.org. Or just email to say hi, we like that a lot, too.

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Jun 25, 2014

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Happy summer, all. We have a lot to share with you this month, including recaps of recent webinars on breaking news coverage for lean newsrooms, how to use the new Quotable social media tool, and spotlights on work at VPR, WHYY and WSKG. 

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.

In this month’s newsletter, check out KPBS and KPCC’s coverage of the San Diego County wildfires, see how Valley Public Radio engaged the public in its drought coverage, and learn about KERA’s new series The Broken Hip. Also, don’t miss the digital life of producer for On The Media. PJ Vogt. Sign up to learn about reddit and let us know what questions you have about all things digital in public radio. We have a new team email and, as always, enjoy hearing from you. Say hello to us at coaching@npr.org or send us a tweet at @nprds.    

In this month’s newsletter, you’ll hear about how Michigan Radio maintains an active and engaging Facebook page, highlights from station projects from our final Knight Foundation conference and take a peek into WNPR Executive Producer Catie Talarski's digital life. Whose digital life do you want to hear from next? Email kpodbielski@npr.org with suggestions 

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.

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