→ Libertarian Senate candidate sues Kentucky Educational Television over exclusion from campaign forum

2014-09-30 A Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate is suing Kentucky Educational Television, alleging that the station is barring him from an upcoming candidate forum. In a lawsuit filed Sunday in U.S. District Court in Frankfort, David Patterson, along with …›→ Buyouts, increased giving help NPR on track to break-even budget in fiscal 2015

2014-09-30 NPR expects that a boost in revenue coupled with spending cuts resulting mainly from a staff reduction will lead to the network’s first balanced budget in three years. A fiscal year 2015 budget presented at a Thursday meeting of NPR’s … Conti …›

PBS Stations Blog→ New Opportunities for Your Station from PBS LearningMedia: Student Learning Portal + Teacher Tools

2014-09-30 PBS LearningMedia launched a new student learning portal today at and expanded suite of productivity tools for teachers at! These new features help your station reach even further into local classrooms and make it e …›

Mediashift→ E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup, September 30, 2014

2014-09-30 1. Advice for new indie authors from self-publishing veterans (Betty Kelly Sargent / Publishers Weekly) 2. Literary lions unite in protest over Amazon’s e-book tactics (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 3. E-book authors rejoice, crowdsourced editin …›

Mediashift→ Daily Must Reads, September 30, 2014

2014-09-30 1. Why rumors outrace the truth online (Brendan Nyhan / New York Times) 2. Does it matter that some New York Times editors and writers don’t tweet? Yes and no (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. The Toast hires Roxane Gay to lead new sister site ‘The Butte …›

10,000 Words→ Storytelling Conference May Have Tips for Digital Pubs

2014-09-30 Interested in how storytelling will continue to take shape online? An upcoming event in New York City called The Future of Storytelling (FoST) Summit is inviting media and technology professionals to gather and learn about innovative ways that stories …›→ Tuesday roundup: American Grad honors Raise Up winners, FSN Reports to end

2014-09-30 Also: Pubmedia reports lead to changes in Goldman Sachs policy. Continue reading → …›

PBS Stations Blog→ America After Ferguson: Lessons in Live Tweeting

2014-09-30 The America After Ferguson town hall special debuted last week, giving people all over America a chance to come together and discuss what happened and what it means to them. For many, the story of Ferguson, Missouri has become a symbol of the larger so …›

Radio Survivor→ Library of Congress Launches Local Radio Preservation Project

2014-09-30 I mentioned this initiative a few months ago when I first heard about it, but the details have only recently been released. Can you help us assemble a national archive of local radio broadcasts? The official name of this project is the Radio Pre …›

Mediashift→ How Insurance Can the Make the World a Little Safer for Freelance Journalists

2014-09-30 August 2014 was a horrific month for freelance journalists. We are still mourning the loss of our colleagues, James (Jim) Foley and Steven Sotloff, Americans who entered Syria to report on the country’s violent civil war. Both were talented journalis …›→ New public radio show convenes diverse panel for different take on events

2014-09-29 A new show from the African-American Public Radio Consortium examines issues through the views of artists, activists, academics and journalists — all of them women of color. Hosted by longtime broadcaster Esther Armah, The Spin now airs on WNAA in G …›

PRPD News for Programmers→ Webinars Scheduled Re: NPR Clock Changes

2014-09-29 With changes to the NPR news magazine clocks set to begin on November 17, PRPD and other organizations will be holding webinars to aid stations in planning the transition.  Tomorrow (9/30) PRNDI is offering the  webinar outlined belowNext wee …›

AIRmediaworks→ From the Archive: Pitches that Work

2014-09-29 Editor's note: "From AIR's Archive" brings forward some of the lost (or long-buried) profiles and advice about audiocraft that we've collected over the years. Part 1 of this Q&A about pitching, first posted in July 2006, was inspired by a posting f …›→ Online Journalism honors include several pubmedia projects

2014-09-29 An Oregon Public Broadcasting journey through the Glacier Caves was among the winners. Continue reading → …›

Mediashift→ Daily Must Reads, September 29, 2014

2014-09-29 1. Instagram, Chinese media restricted as Hong Kong riots (Variety) 2. No writer is an island: On publishing, self and otherwise (Roger Tagholm / Publishing Perspectives) 3. Polish newspaper launches interactive data journalism site (Catalina Albeanu / …›

Nieman Storyboard » Storyboard Posts→ “The problem of being labelled a confessionalist”

2014-09-29 If you’ve read Meghan Daum’s terrific essay in the Sept. 29 New Yorker on her decision to remain childless (one of Storyboard’s most recent weekend picks), you’ll want to take a look at the follow-up interview with Daum the mag …›

10,000 Words→ Gamifying Current Affairs: Al Jazeera Launches ‘Pirate Fishing’ Game

2014-09-29 Al Jazeera launched an interactive game this week based on investigating the illegal pirate fishing in the Sierra Leone. Gamers become a reporter, gathering evidence and notes. By watching videos and viewing photos, the “reporter” puts the …›→ Monday roundup: PBS yanks Harper’s ads, Minnesota station goes mobile

2014-09-29 Also: Podcasting starts turning a profit. Continue reading → …›

Radio Survivor→ Sunday tweet tracker: @maledor’s 200th show, psychedelics, iPod Classic luv, and blues scales

2014-09-29 Here’s are some Sunday tweets from our 1,753 Radio Survivor Twitter feed followers. Over at Radio Valencia in San Francisco, deejay @maledor celebrated his birthday and 200th show with a guest, Ben from the Humboldt Psychedelic label, Captcha Rec …›

Mediashift→ Is Journalism Education Changing Fast Enough?

2014-09-29 Last week at the Online News Association convention in Chicago, we did a “lighting round” on our update of Searchlights and Sunglasses, the free digital learning resource Knight Foundation offered up last year to journalism education. Did we just s …›

Technology360→ The Sweeney Todd effect: DirecTV and dynamic resource allocation #pubmedia

2014-09-27 I'm a DirecTV customer and tuned into the Sweeney Todd/ Live from Lincoln Center broadcast last night on  WETA.  Before the demon barber of Fleet Street dispatched his first customer, DirecTV butchered the high definition program it said it wa …›

Hacks/Hackers→ How Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires became the world’s biggest HH chapter, or the role of the “Maradona theory” applied to community-building

2014-09-26 While we were organizing the latest Media Party, the media gathering that we created three years ago, Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires became the world’s largest chapter of the Hacks/Hackers network. With... Visit Hacks/Hackers to read the full post and j …›

Radio Survivor→ Feature Story News announces Oct. 3 end of FSN Reports

2014-09-26 Feature Story News, which had launched its FSN Reports in the wake the demise of Free Speech Radio News, announced plans to end the program, effective October 3. In a Sept. 23 email to the radio stations carrying the daily half-hour program, Sim …›→ Working group nears standard for audio levels in PRSS content

2014-09-26 Members of an NPR working group aiming to standardize levels of audio content delivered via the Public Radio Satellite System believe they have found one possible solution to the problem. Programs sent to stations through the PRSS vary widely in … …›

PRX→ A Rainbow of Noise

2014-09-26 This post is part of the STEM Story Project series. There is a rainbow of noise out there. We just don’t usually see it. Most people know white noise as the static on old analog TVs, but there’s pink noise, and blue noise and black noise; enoug …›

Radio Survivor→ College Radio Watch – KFJC in Liverpool, WXDR History, Spotify’s Musical Colleges, and More College Radio News

2014-09-26 As I write this post, I’m glued to the live stream of Foothill College radio station KFJC-FM, awaiting the beginning of its broadcast from the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. As I wrote earlier this morning and also explai …›

Mediashift→ Daily Must Reads, September 26, 2014

2014-09-26 1. Podcasts are back — and making money (Cecilia Kang / The Washington Post) 2. Opinion: Facebook killer called Ello gets the timing right (Therese Poletti / MarketWatch) 3. Study: Vast majority of top films, TV shows are available legally online (To …›

PRX→ Podcasting is Back. Did it Ever Leave?

2014-09-26 There has been a lot of talk about podcasting lately in the news. We’re not surprised, we’ve got a podcast network of our own! But, it’s good to see podcasting get some love and make its mark in mainstream media. Because we know how …›

Radio Survivor→ Foothill College Radio Station KFJC to Broadcast from Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

2014-09-26 As a long-time volunteer and DJ at Foothill College radio station KFJC-FM, I’m eagerly anticipating the station’s ambitious live remote broadcast from Liverpool, England, which begins today (within minutes of when I’m posting t …›