Section: Public Radio

Section: Public Radio
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Notes on the Snap Nation Intergalactic Star Command

Snap Judgment has come a long way since winning PRX’s Public Radio Talent Quest in 2007. A creature of both analog and digital these days, the show currently hits over 1.4 million people on its weekly broadcast and brings in over 2 million podcast downloads every month. It is a staple of public radio station […]

April 18, 2019
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Full Q&A with NHPR’s Bear Brook team

For more detail on the Direct Donation Experiment.

April 4, 2019
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Public Radio Podcasts as Direct Donation Vehicle: A Cast Study

Last October, New Hampshire Public Radio released Bear Brook, a six-part investigative podcast that amounted to a big swing for the station. The project had local flavor; the case looked into a series of unidentified bodies found years earlier in the eponymous state park, But the podcast had broad potential appeal: Bear Brook, after all, […]

April 2, 2019
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In The Dark and APM Updates

In The Dark recently won a George Polk Award in journalism. It’s the first podcast to nab one. Also honored: Bill Siemering, an influential founding member of National Public Radio and the author of its original mission statement. I’m told that In the Dark, led by reporter Madeleine Baran and senior producer Samara Freemark, recently […]

February 26, 2019
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WNYC Has A New Chief Content Officer

He’s 34.

February 7, 2019
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Teach Me How To Live

Let me begin by showing my cards here: I’m a sucker for stuff broadly known as “self-help” or “personal betterment,” along with many of its associated sub-genres that carry the prefix “personal” (e.g. personal finance, personal fitness) or the suffix “hacks” (e.g. life hacks, travel hacks). Which is to say, I’m the kind of guy […]

January 22, 2019
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WNYC CEO to step down next year

In a memo circulated within the organization yesterday afternoon, Laura Walker, the President and CEO of New York Public Radio, announced that she will be stepping down from her position as head of the influential public radio station next summer. She leaves behind a mixed legacy.

December 20, 2018
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NPR CEO Jarl Mohn stepping down next summer

He leaves the organization with a significant legacy — overseeing strong Post-Trump broadcast ratings and an enviable podcast operation — that will also likely be marred by the Michael Oreskes sexual harassment crisis.

December 6, 2018
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Public Radio Management Shake-ups

Been following these two stories: (1) Patti C. Smith, the interim general manager of Austin, Texas station KUT, abruptly resigned last Monday “amid turmoil following allegations that staff for years were mistreated by a newsroom leader and the surfacing of a recent recording in which a prominent host joked about the Spanish language,” according to […]

October 2, 2018
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New York Public Radio hires a new Chief Marketing Officer

That person is Lisa Baird, who joins the organization after a nearly decade-long tenure as the CMO of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

August 24, 2018