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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. 

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.    

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The website reddit can be a place for unique story ideas and a way to reach new audiences in your communities.

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Hello! We're pleased to share with you the last set of webinars in our three-part series on building digital news capacity. The series are based on our 11-week Knight training for stations.

The first series laid the foundation for building digital capacity in your newsroom and for crafting stories that will resonate with and engage your audience. The second installment built on that foundation by exploring workflow, photography and aggregation. And now, the last in our three-part series addresses how to engage and connect with your audience. 

 

Reddit has become an essential tool for journalists. The social news and information site is helpful for discovering stories, finding sources and generating community discussions. WAMU's Chris Chester and KBIA's Scott Pham are active users of Reddit and shared some tips in this webinar.

Yes, social media is great for sending out tweets and posting stories on Facebook. It can also be a valuable tool for staying on top of what’s going on in your local area or within your beat. There’s an ocean of story ideas, sources, news tips, photos, videos, firsthand breaking news accounts and local voices out there. A lot of it is untapped and below the “mainstream” radar. 

Here are 5 tools you can use to go scoop them up.

On Reddit, Stories Earn KCUR Record Traffic

Jun 7, 2012

The staff of KCUR is doing an admirable job of creating digital content that is clickable, shareable and valuable.

This week they demonstrated this with a couple of stories.