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May Editorial Training Newsletter

May 27, 2015

In this month’s newsletter, check out OPB’s series on emergency preparedness, an in-depth look at the heroin epidemic spreading across West Virginia from WVPB, and a collaboration from WAMU. And don’t miss the #pubmedia profile of Angela Evancie, Vermont Public Radio’s Digital Editor for News. 

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Hi all- happy August! We hope everyone’s staying cool and enjoying the end of summer.

We have a lot to share with you this month, including highlights from recent training visits to KNAU and KAZU, links to great work from KUNC, WNPR, WGBH and Nashville Public Radio and the launch of our advice column, "Well, it Depends."

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A Peek Inside Emilie Ritter Saunders' Digital Life

Jun 18, 2014
Frankie Barnhill

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Boise State Public Radio Digital Content Coordinator Emilie Ritter Saunders. According to her site, Emilie is a big fan of “data-driven journalism, artful storytelling, refinishing furniture and ice cream.” She previously was StateImpact Idaho’s multimedia journalist and before that Montana Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief. Read on for more about how she manages her digital life:

West Virginia National Guard Public Affairs via Flickr

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.

A Peek Inside Madhulika Sikka's Digital Life

Jun 24, 2013
Kainaz Amaria

People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Madhulika Sikka, executive editor for NPR News. Prior to joining NPR, Madhulika worked for World Monitor Television, CBS News, NBC News, and ABC News. She has received four Emmys, two DuPont awards, a Barone award, two Peabodys, three SAJA Awards, and a NABJ Award.

She took a moment to answer some questions. 

The days may be slowing down with the onset of summer, but news training is in full swing. Last month, we ended our fourth round of Knight training at the same time as we started our fifth; We conducted on-site training with KUT in Austin, and expanded our Local Stories Project.

Have a news training success story you want to share? We would love to brag for you. Send us an email to let us know.

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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.

Want to nominate someone for “My So-Called-Digital Life”?   Email us to let us know whose digital life you want to peek inside.