Workflow

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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.

How Brady Carlson Manages Workflow as ATC Host

Feb 25, 2014
Chris Saunders

Member station journalists gave us a look into how they balance their broadcast and digital workflows as their jobs evolve. We've heard from several member station reporters, digital editors and news directors discuss on air and online workflow as part of the NPR Knight training webinars. Now, we want to get to know how local hosts of the two flagship NPR news shows, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, balance their broadcast and digital workflows. 

Hector Herrera

Member station journalists gave us a look into how they balance their broadcast and digital workflows as their jobs evolve. We've heard from several member station reporters, digital editors and news directors discuss on air and online workflow as part of the NPR Knight training webinars. Now, we want to get to know how local hosts of the two flagship NPR news shows, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, balance their broadcast and digital workflows.

Greetings. At the end of the year we brought you the first 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.

How to Establish Your Digital Workflow [VIDEO]

Apr 19, 2013
Mark Brush

Each reporter, news director, producer and editor will have their own way of doing things. But to be effective on air and online, it's important to have a newsroom workflow that everyone understands. To help you figure out what's best for your station, we interviewed four different people with different duties but similar ideas for how to be successful without being overwhelmed.

How does a radio reporter balance the growing demands of a digital audience? It's not unusual for KUNC reporter Grace Hood to do the following for a story:

-gather audio
-live-Tweet
-take a photograph
-write and produce the radio story
-write the web story

As you develop your digital reporting skills, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. To avoid that feeling, Grace recommends the following:

Each person or newsroom's workflow is their own. And it's all about finding a comfort zone to balance the demands of on-air with online. One of the great examples of that balance is the work being done in eight states by over 25 reporters in the StateImpact project. Christopher Swope, who serves as the Editorial Coordinator for StateImpact, joined us to walk through three case studies where reporters hit their stride in producing great content for digital and radio without feeling overwhelmed. 

When word comes from on high that reporters and producers need to focus more on digital, the first thought is often, "When am I going to have time for that?" No one wants to do more work, right?

Well, it's not about more work. Instead it's about adapting stories to different formats.  We interviewed Mark Brush, a Senior Producer at Michigan Radio, about how he developed best practices for a digital workflow. 

Mark is full of great ideas for getting radio-focused reporters excited about online storytelling. His three keys are:

Julie is the health policy correspondent for NPR and her workday has evolved to include blogging and digital reporting in addition to her radio duties. So how does she handle it, the pressure to produce a blog post or webify a story right after appearing on Morning Edition? In this webinar she goes through her tips and tricks to be a successful reporter on air and online. Check it out.

VIDEO

Joe Brown

Want to know how a digital editor handles 60 stories a day, is active on social media and "owns" his topics? Lucky you, then. This webinar on workflow covers it all. I talked with Joe Brown, editor-in-chief of Gizmodo.

Workflow with Julie Rovner [VIDEO]

Jun 21, 2012

Julis Rovner is a health policy correspondent for NPR specializing in the politics of health care.  In this webinar she discusses her workflow for creating stories for on air and online.