AIRmediaworks→ Reading List: Seven About Podcasting

2014-11-25 Podcasting is having a moment -- and hooray for the audio revolution/evolution! -- but for superfans of podcasts, creators, and audiophiles who have been following the story for years, we've found a few pieces of coverage that go deeper, or in unexpec …›

Radio Survivor→ Thanksgiving 2014 Brings Another Chance to Hear Alice’s Restaurant on the Radio

2014-11-25 Once again it’s time for my annual run-down of some of the radio stations playing the Arlo Guthrie epic “Alice’s Restaurant” as part of an annual Thanksgiving Day tradition. There’s no exhaustive list of stations th …›

Current.org→ New York Times hires Kinsey Wilson, 14 pubTV execs work on CSGs, and other comings and goings in public media

2014-11-25 In February, Kinsey Wilson will move into a newly created position at the Times, editor for innovation and strategy. Continue reading → …›

Nieman Storyboard » Storyboard Posts→ Annotation Tuesday: the Porn Star and Mike Sager

2014-11-25 I’ve been thinking about Mike Sager’s story, “The Devil and John Holmes,” for a long time. I first read his chronicle of the famous porn star and the Wonderland murders when it came out in 1989; I was 10 years old. It is a testament to the stor …›

Mediashift→ E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup, November 25, 2014

2014-11-25 1. E-books could finally inch past print In 2018 (John Biggs / TechCrunch) 2. Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval (Nate Raymond / Reuters) 3. The indie author’s guide to customer reviews (Daniel Lefferts / Publishers We …›

Mediashift→ Daily Must Reads, November 25, 2014

2014-11-25 1. Ferguson prosecutor blames social media and Twitter strikes back (Lorena O’Neil / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. How Ferguson protesters use social media to organize (Rubina Madan Fillion / Wall Street Journal) 3. BBC uses “collateral freedom” …›

Radio Survivor→ Archives, Access, and the Sounds of New York City: An Interview with Kenneth Goldsmith

2014-11-25 Many Radio Survivor readers are no doubt familiar with Kenneth Goldsmith’s work as the host of “Kenny G’s Hour of Pain” on the freeform radio station WFMU. Goldsmith hosted weekly radio programs at the station for fifteen …›

Current.org→ Public TV stations face challenging wait for arrival of ATSC 3.0 standard

2014-11-25 Broadcast TV in the U.S. will undergo two big changes in the next few years, and a clash in the timeline for those shifts promises big headaches for pubTV stations. In an ideal world, the transformation would take place in … Continue reading → …›

PBS Stations Blog→ Interview with Paula Kerger on MSNBC’s Morning Joe

2014-11-25 Watch Paula Kerger's interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe as she discusses everything from how PBS is staying competitive in today's media landscape, to the 2015 primetime schedule, to how well PBS and stations do educational content and storytelling. More …›

Radio Survivor→ FCC turns down proposed college radio underwriting “experiment” yet again

2014-11-25 The Maricopa Community College district’s latest appeal to the Federal Communications Commission to let it walk around some of the agency’s restrictions on underwriting spots has been turned down. Maricopa of Arizona runs jazz statio …›

PBS Stations Blog→ 29 Ways to Stay Creative

2014-11-25 Creativity is a fascinating concept, one I’ve wrestled with in my teaching and one I’ve debated with my students. Can creativity be taught? Are some people just naturally more creative than others? What if you don’t feel like a creative type? Is …›

Mediashift→ ‘Do-Nothing Congress’ Poised to Enact Historic FOIA Reform

2014-11-25 While it has often been derided as a do-nothing Congress, the 113th session of the legislative body of the United States of America may end up being the best for enacting open government laws in decades. After passing the Digital Accountability and T …›

PRX→ Asteroid miners prepare to harvest outer space

2014-11-24 Image credit: thespacereview.com Don’t get too attached to your real estate — human civilization may be headed toward space. It currently costs $10,000 a pound to transport material from Earth into space. If humans want to live in space som …›

CPB Ombudsman Reports→ Audio Arts and Sciences

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CPB Ombudsman Reports→ The Lies of Obamacare (And Its Critics)

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Transom→ Up Close And Way Too Personal

2014-11-24 Right around the time my wife got sick, I learned what makes a good story. It was a coincidence really — Christina’s illness popped up like some demented specter just before I started a graduate program in journalism. And over the past five years, …›

PBS Stations Blog→ Social Media Spotlight: The Season of GIF-ing

2014-11-24 Happy Thanksgiving week, fellow PBSers!Whether you pronounce it GIF or JIF (we’re team GIF over here), animated GIFs are the newest cool kids on the block in the world of social media. So because of that, we want to provide you with a little more inf …›

Current.org→ Monday roundup: WNYC’s plans for health coverage; Mike Nichols’s pronunciation test

2014-11-24 Plus: The debated relevance of Audience 98 in 2014, and a petition to deny Serial a day off. Continue reading → …›

AIRmediaworks→ How do lesser-known podcasts build an audience?

2014-11-24 Editor’s note: Ashley Milne-Tyte, creator of “The Broad Experience” podcast, posted this essay to her website on Nov. 11, 2014. Milne-Tyte agreed to share it with AIR’s network as part of the long and ongoing exploration of podcasting as an aud …›

Mediashift→ Daily Must Reads, November 24, 2014

2014-11-24 1. Silicon Valley and journalism: Make up or break up? (Emily Bell / Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism) 2. ESPN gets ready to launch its first web video subscription service — for cricket’s World Cup (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Vine shif …›

Radio Survivor→ WFMU’s proto-podcasts from the Korean War

2014-11-24 WFMU in Jersey City’s Beware of the Blog blog has some interesting audio artifacts from the Korean War: reel-to-reel audio letters from an Army doctor to his wife back in the states, circa 1954, just as the conflict was winding down. The s …›

Mediashift→ ‘Daily Banter’ Bloggers Band Together to Build Audience, Sustainability

2014-11-24 After his firing from CNN, Chez Pazienza spent several years adrift, unable to find steady work. In 2008, Pazienza, then a producer for CNN’s “American Morning,” was called into the office of his boss and, as he recounted later, informed that h …›

Mediashift→ How to Become A Numbers Person in Journalism

2014-11-24 Numeracy, or numerical literacy, is at the heart of data journalism. And if you are the kind of person who wants to become more numerate in order to do data journalism (maybe you’re a designer? A student? An inquisitive citizen?), one way to start is …›

Radio Survivor→ Streaming Uncompressed Music Is Here: A Review of Deezer Elite

2014-11-24 In September European music streaming platform Deezer entered the US with its Deezer Elite service which delivers true CD-quality uncompressed sound. Currently Deezer Elite is only available to owners of Sonos wireless audio systems. The Sonos s …›

RadioSutton→ Audience 98: Enduring Insights or Now Useless Information?

2014-11-21 Yesterday's keynote speech at the Public Radio Super Regional meeting was by Paul Jacobs. He's a radio researcher, radio web app developer, and the incoming Board Chair of Greater Public -- the trade association for fundraising, development, and market …›

Current.org→ John McKinley dies at 66; former PBS staffer recalled by friends as iconoclast

2014-11-21 John McKinley, an early employee of PBS who went on to produce a TV version of Mountain Stage, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C. He was 66. PBS hired McKinley in 1973, just three years after … Continue reading → …›

Radio Survivor→ College Radio Watch: Why I Tour College Radio Stations

2014-11-21 I’ve written up 68 radio station tours since 2008 and have probably visited close to 100 stations total. Nearly 50 of those visits were to college radio stations all over the country (plus a few in Ireland). My goal has always been to spre …›

PBS Stations Blog→ Preview PBS’ Winter Lineup

2014-11-21 Share the excitement for the upcoming winter season on PBS with your viewers via this new Bentomatic-powered promotional site.Created and managed by the editorial team at PBS Digital, this one-page site provides sneak peeks and tune-in promotion for th …›

Mediashift→ Daily Must Reads, November 21, 2014

2014-11-21 1. The group that rules the Web (Paul Ford / The New Yorker) 2. Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (Jordan Crook / TechCrunch) 3. Laura Poitras and Amy Goodman to receive I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence (Nieman Foundation) 4. Lessons …›