Station Spotlight

Editorial Monthly Newsletter
3:00 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Spotlight on WVPB & WBUR, Workflow from NHPR & KUNC and Training Updates

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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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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
11:37 am
Wed January 15, 2014

MPR Knows Its Cold, NHPR Ups Its Engagement & Training Updates

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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

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Station Spotlight
9:48 am
Wed January 15, 2014

How NHPR Uses Related Content To Keep Site Visitors Around

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We sat down with NHPR Digital Director Rebecca Lavoie to talk about their recent efforts to drive engagement to their site.

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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
4:02 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Spotlight on Louisville Public Media, Digital Style Guides & Our Top Webinars of 2013

Season's greetings.

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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
1:39 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

WXPN's Sense of Place, On-Site Training at KCUR & Upcoming Webinars

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.

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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
4:21 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

KPBS & the Filner Files, KBIA explains CoMo and Training Updates

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.

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Station Spotlight
2:10 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

KPBS and the Filner Files

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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.

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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
2:57 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Doodling on the Radio

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.

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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
10:49 am
Tue August 27, 2013

KERA launches education blog, WWNO's listening posts & Photography Training-on-Demand

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.

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Editorial Monthly Newsletter
2:01 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

KPCC's Breaking News Coverage Crosses Platforms and Training Updates

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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