Editorial Monthly Newsletter

April Newsletter: Meet Steve Mulder

Apr 22, 2013
Steve Mulder

Meet Steve Mulder Director of User Experience & Analytics at NPR Digital Services. 

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Ahhh April. This month we shared lessons on analytics, data journalism and launched the Local Stories Project. Our DC contingent also started life in the brand new NPR HQ.  

We love hearing about (and highlighting) your digital efforts, providing an inside look at the digital lives of our public media colleagues and offering training to help you stay on top of digital storytelling.  Have a story to share for our next newsletter? Let us know by emailing dseditorial@npr.org

A Peek Inside Claire O'Neill's Digital Life

Apr 1, 2013

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Claire O’Neill. Claire is a multimedia producer-reporter for NPR. She has been at NPR since 2009. 

Three daily must reads:
As much as I’d love to proudly say, “The New York Times,” my daily reading routine usually works like this: I check email and Twitter throughout the day. I usually see where those sources (friends, news outlets and entertainers) take me. Sometimes it’s to The New York Times, but other times it’s some cute thing on Pinterest that I regret clicking. I promise my three weekly must-reads are a bit more thoughtful.

Three people you follow regularly online:

  • Well @oneillclaire has amazing Tweets. Plus I hear she’s trying to get a million followers so you should probably follow her.
  • @AdamFrank4: NPR’s 13.7 blogger has a PhD in astrophysics, but offers really approachable, provocative stuff.
  • @ProdigalSam: Just a regular guy being funny and making Twitter more pleasant. 
  • @LenaDunham: Well, she's younger than me and has a TV show and if that's not motivation I don’t know what is

    Basically, I look for originality.

Meet Kim Perry

Apr 1, 2013
Kainaz Amaria

Meet Kim Perry, Manager for Digital News Training.

How long have you been with NPR?

Five years.
 How did you get into journalism?
 My grandma Alene. She spent most of her life as a live-in cook. But she was always desperately opinionated about politics – often writing letters to the editor. At age 72 with a fifth-grade education, she became a columnist for the local paper. Inspired, I signed up for the student newspaper the next year. My mom had hoped I’d become a doctor…

Station Spotlight on WLRN and Training Updates

Apr 1, 2013
WLRN

Hello and happy March*. This month we concluded one round of Knight Training at the same time as we launched our fourth 11-week session; conducted an intensive on-site training at WVXU and launched our social media marketing webinar series.

We love hearing about (and highlighting) your digital efforts, providing an inside look at the digital lives of our public media colleagues and offering training to help you stay on top of digital storytelling. 

Have a story to share? Let us know.  

For those of you who are interested in the event [Digital Day] we held in Austin (during SXSW) you can find the audio of the session here

*Life got ahead of us this month, but we are hoping April Fool's Day gives us a free pass. 

A Peek Inside Gene Demby's Digital Life

Feb 20, 2013
Jamelle Bouie

 This month we spoke with Gene Demby.  Demby joined NPR as a blogger for the race, ethnicity and culture team in December. He is the founder of the blog PostBourgie and has spent time at The New York Times and Huffington Post.

Meet Kasia Podbielski

Feb 20, 2013
Kainaz Amaria

Meet Kasia Podbielski, program coordinator for digital news training at NPR Digital Services. Kasia joined the team almost 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.

WDET's "Back to Basics" Series and Training Updates

Feb 20, 2013

Happy February all!

This monthly newsletter highlights your digital efforts, provides an inside look at the digital lives of our public media colleagues and lets you know about digital news training opportunities.  We’re putting together resources on digital marketing. Have you used Facebook or Google ads at your station? Email Kasia at kpodbielski@npr.org to share your experiences (and stay tuned for information about this training).  

A Peek Inside Linda Holmes' Digital Life

Jan 17, 2013
Mito Habe-Evans

This month we spoke with Linda Holmes. Linda Holmes writes and edits NPR’s entertainment and pop-culture blog, Monkey See.

 

Meet Kainaz Amaria

Jan 17, 2013
Nick Oza

Meet Multimedia Specialist Kainaz Amaria.  Kainaz has been with NPR since December 2011. She took some time to tell us a little bit about herself.  

KBIA's "My Life, My Town" Project and Training Updates

Jan 17, 2013

Hello and happy New Year! This year, we look forward to highlighting your station success stories, providing an inside look at the digital lives of our public media colleagues and expanding our training series to help you stay on top of digital storytelling. 

Do you have a New Year's resolution for your station's continued digital news success? Email us so we can help you stay on track.

A Peek Inside Robert Krulwich's Digital Life

Dec 13, 2012
Jessica Goldstein

As part of our monthly newsletter, we'll talk with people involved in public media about how they wade through the digital news deluge.

This month we spoke with Robert Krulwich. Krulwich is a science correspondent for NPR.  His blog, “Krulwich Wonders” tackles the wacky and weird world of science. He also co-hosts Radiolab. He kindly took some time to answer our questions. 

Meet Ki-Min Sung

Dec 12, 2012

Meet Digital News Specialist Ki-Min Sung.  Ki recently returned back to us from maternity leave.

Ki, congratulations and welcome back! What's new?

Heather Bryant

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. 

Have a success story you want to share? Email us so we can brag for you.

A Peek Inside Margaret Low Smith's Digital Life

Nov 14, 2012
Stephen Voss/NPR

As part of our new monthly newsletter,we'll talk with people involved in public media about how they wade through the digital news deluge.

A Peek Inside Andy Carvin's Digital Life

Oct 11, 2012
NPR

As part of our new monthly newsletter,we'll talk with people involved in public media about how they wade through the digital news deluge.

This month we spoke with Andy Carvin. Andy is a senior strategist at NPR.  He is the former director of the Digital Divide Network, which is an online community of more than 9000 internet activists working to bridge the digital divide. If his name sounds familiar, we’re not surprised. Carvin’s social media and journalism skills have been featured in The Washinton Post, Columbia Journalism Review, and Gigaom. He kindly took some time to answer our questions. 

We're back with our third newsletter, and it's a charmer. Each month we will 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.  (Last month's newsletter.) 

What else would you like to see in a monthly newsletter from us? Send feedback to dseditorial@npr.org

A Peek Inside Melody Kramer's Digital Life

Sep 14, 2012
Sam Briger/Fresh Air

As part of our new monthly newsletter, we'll talk with people involved in public media about how they wade through the digital news deluge.

This month we spoke with Melody Kramer.  Mel recently left WHYY’s Fresh Air, where she was the associate producer for online media, to pursue a medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. If her name sounds familiar, we’re not surprised. Kramer’s online prowess has been featured in Nieman Journalism Lab. She also led a social media webinar for Digital Services, which we recommend you watch here. She kindly answered our questions before getting lost to the world of studying and classes.

beyondnovember.org

We're back with our second newsletter.  Each month we will 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.  (Last month's newsletter.) 

Jim Hill

Hot off the presses is the inaugural newsletter from the Editorial team. Each month we will 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.

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