Editorial Monthly Newsletter

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In this month’s newsletter, you’ll hear about how KALW, KCUR and WFAE are using radio, social media and their local community to tell stories, highlights from our final Knight Foundation conference and take a peek into Jesse Thorn's digital life. Have something to share for next month? Let us know – email kpodbielski@npr.org or tweet us a hello @NPRDS.

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In this month’s newsletter you’ll hear about our final Knight-funded conference, how West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s digital transformation helped them cover a massive water crisis, learn about the daily workflows of NHPR’s Brady Carlson and KUNC’s Erin O’Toole, and take a peek into the digital life of KPLU’s Martha Kang. Have something to share for next month? Let us know – email kpodbielski@npr.org or tweet us a hello @NPRDS.

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When thousands of gallons of a chemical spilled into a river in West Virginia in January, leading to a water crisis that affected over 300,000 people, West Virginia Public Broadcasting provided comprehensive coverage on the radio, on television, on their site and on social media.

MPR News

Hello and Happy New Year! We are looking forward to the busy year ahead of us. This month, we are preparing for another round of webinars and our last Knight funded conference. As always, we also are looking forward to highlighting your station success stories and providing an inside look at the digital lives of our public media colleagues. Do you have a New Year’s resolution for your station? Tweet @NPRDS with your plan, or email more than 140-characters to kpodbielski@npr.org

A Peek Inside Kelsey Proud's Digital Life

Dec 18, 2013
St. Louis Public Radio file photo

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with we spoke with Kelsey Proud. Kelsey is the engagement editor at St. Louis Public Radio/The Beacon. She took some time to tell us about her digital habits.

Season's greetings.

A Peek Inside Bruce Warren's Digital Life

Nov 20, 2013
photo courtesy of WXPN

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with we spoke with Bruce Warren. Bruce is the program director and on-air host at WXPN. He can found on twitter, instagram and Tumblr. He took some time to tell us about his digital habits.

Greetings! As we get ready for the upcoming holiday season, we would love to hear what tasty treats you are baking up at your stations. Email us to let us know. 

This month we launched our next round of weekly webinars on a range of topics including Reddit, news apps, and social media. Bruce Warren shares his love of cover songs gone bad and WXPN highlights different cities in their quarterly series, Sense of Place.

A Peek Inside Jennifer Strachan's Digital Life

Oct 16, 2013
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People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with KPLU's Executive Director of News Jennifer Strachan.  If Jennifer’s name sounds familiar, you might know her from this or this.

With fall in the air and news training on our minds, this month we launched the second round of the Local Stories Project, completed the sixth session of Knight Training and visited KMUW for a week of on-site instruction. We would love to hear what’s keeping you busy this fall, send us an email, or say hi on Twitter.

Station Spotlight

KPBS broke the story of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigning after several women came forward with allegations of sexual harassment. KPBS covered the story as it unfolded over several weeks. See their “Filner Files” coverage, including an interactive timeline to put the story in context. The hard work paid off, five of the Filner stories made Digital Services’ top 20 list for July, receiving more than 161,000 pageviews. KPBS Senior News Editor Mark Sauer explains how they broke the story.

KPBS and the Filner Files

Oct 16, 2013
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigned in August, after several women came forward with allegations of sexual harassment. KPBS broke the story and led the coverage as it unfolded over several weeks, reporting on the defiant mayor and the growing calls for his resignation. KPBS created a “Filner Files” web page to collect their coverage and built an interactive timeline to put the story in context. Their hard work paid off: five KPBS stories about Filner made the Digital Services top 20 list of stories for the month of July. Those 5 stories alone received more than 161,000 pageviews.

A Peek Inside Kirk Siegler's Digital Life

Oct 9, 2013
Kirk Siegler

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Kirk Siegler, reporter for NPR.  Kirk participated in our April 2012 Knight Training when he was a reporter for KUNC in Colorado. 

Doodling on the Radio

Oct 9, 2013

If you find yourself doodling endlessly during meetings, you're in good company. WNPR's talk show Where We Live brought together fellow doodlers via radio and Twitter. Producers then created a Storify of audience doodles, along with background articles and videos about the power doodling. President Eisenhower favors shadows in his doodles.

A Peek Inside Eyder Peralta's Digital Life

Aug 30, 2013
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People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge.
This month we spoke with Eyder Peralta, reporter for NPR’s The Two-Way

A Peek Inside Kat Chow's Digital Life

Aug 27, 2013
Lucas Anderson

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Kat Chow, digital journalist for NPR’s race, culture and ethnicity blog CodeSwitch.

12 Must Watch Webinars

Aug 27, 2013

Don’t forget that you can brush up on topics as varied as data journalism and community crowdsourcing via our archived training resources.

As we bid adieu to summer, we say hello to some exciting new projects at member stations this month. Read below to learn more about the launch of a five-year reporting project at KERA, and how you can take our web training on demand, whenever you like. What projects are you working on these days? We’d love to share them in an upcoming newsletter. Send us an email to let us know more about them.

A Peek Inside Keith Jenkins' Digital Life

May 23, 2013
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People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Keith Jenkins, supervising senior producer for multimedia at NPR.

Station Spotlight on WABE and Training Updates

May 23, 2013
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Ahh May, the month of mothers, flowers, World Press Freedom, the Kentucky Derby and… of course news training. We love hearing about your adventures in digital storytelling. Since sharing is caring, send us an email about your endeavors, and we may feature you in a future newsletter.

A Peek Inside Jim Hill's Digital Life

Apr 22, 2013
Jim Hill

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Jim Hill. Jim is the Digital Media Manager for KUNC. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he has been a guest webinar host several times. 

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