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Digital Strategy
5:55 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Here are Three Reasons to Take a Second Look at Google+, From KQED Science [VIDEO]

The question that KQED Science Interactive Producer Jenny Oh probably hears the most about Google+ is some iteration of  "Why should I spend time on this?"

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Digital Strategy
11:55 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Join a Twitter Chat on Digital Strategy for Shows Wednesday, March 26

You can join a Twitter chat from anywhere - even your phone.
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On Wednesday, March 26th at 2:30pm EST, we held  a Twitter chat to discuss digital strategy for public radio shows. Guests from NHPR's Word of Mouth and WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show joined, along with many other producers from local show. For a recap, go to: Three Things We Learned From Our #ShowsChat

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Digital Strategy
9:13 am
Thu March 20, 2014

OPB's Think Out Loud Shares How To Make Digital Manageable On A Tight Schedule

Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.
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Here at Digital Services, we're checking in with shows around the country about their digital best practices and strategies. 

One show that’s doing an admirable job of engaging it’s audience on Twitter and on their website is Oregon Public Radio’s midday show, Think Out Loud. I spoke with Dave Blanchard, one of the show’s producers, and John Rosman, a digital producer at OPB who works with the show, about how TOL tackles their digital responsibility.

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Digital Strategy
9:15 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Training On Demand: How To Start Your Public Radio Show Off Right On Social Media

Facebook and Twitter can be a powerful tool for public radio programs of all sizes.
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Growing your show’s social media presence can feel challenging at times, especially when you’re just starting out. But many of the basics that help reporters and stations find their foothold can help shows too. 

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Digital Strategy
11:01 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Tips on Digital Engagement From NHPR's Word of Mouth: Experiment, Be Consistent and Keep Trying

The Word Of Mouth Team. From left to right: Maureen McMurray, Taylor Quimby, Virginia Prescott, Logan Shannon, their "awesome" intern, Sarah Thomas and Zach Nugent (on top.)
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NHPR's Word of Mouth focuses on “new ideas, emerging trends and untold stories.” The hour-long show airs Monday through Thursdays and Saturdays. Their engaging and fun online presence is consistent, and often experimental. (Terrible love song anyone?)

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Digital Strategy
10:55 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Training On Demand: How Public Radio Shows Can Help Their Stories Succeed Online

A panoramic view of the WNYC offices, including the Brian Lehrer Show workspace.
Credit Jody Avirgan

Here at Digital Services, we're starting an ongoing project checking in with shows around the country about their digital best practices and strategies. From some of these conversations, we'll share many of the tips various public radio show staff have for succeeding online. We'll also point to relevant resources and training from our own archive. Have a suggestion for a person or show to talk to? Email it to ejohnson1@npr.org, or send us a tweet @NPRDS. 

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News Training
12:16 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

#NPRKnight Twitter Chat FAQ

Participating in an #NPRKnight Twitter chat? Here's a quick FAQ to read through.

I am not part of the Knight Training - can I join?

Yes! This chat is open to anyone who is using Twitter. We welcome others to join in. Just keep in mind that discussion will focus on using Twitter from the perspective of journalists at NPR member stations.

What is a Twitter Chat?

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Digital Strategy for Shows
10:15 am
Mon March 3, 2014

How WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show Efficiently Serves Their Online Audience

Brian Lehrer checks Twitter during a staff news meeting. The staff uses Twitter for story ideas, crowdsourcing and to talk with listeners of The Brian Lehrer Show.
Credit Jody Avirgan

Here at Digital Services, we're checking in with shows around the country about their digital best practices and strategies. 

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News Training
4:08 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

What We Can Learn From West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Water Crisis Coverage

Members of the West Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package draw water sample to determine levels of contamination.
Credit 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.

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Training on Demand
3:19 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Training on Demand: Building Digital News Capacity (part 3 of 3) [VIDEO]

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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. 

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