Kickstarter crowd backs Seabrook’s Decode DC

Posted: October 22, 2012

Former NPR correspondent Andrea Seabrook, who covered Congress until departing in July to launch an independent podcast called Decode DC, crossed the finish line on her Kickstarter fundraising campaign Oct. 17, hitting her goal of $75,000 and ultimately topping out … Continue reading

Audio amateurs turn heads at ShortDocs competition

Posted: October 22, 2012

Luke Eldridge, a financial services worker from London, and John Musto, an electrician from Chicago, were two of the four ShortDocs winners honored Oct. 6 during the biennial Third Coast Conference. Their entries had each been produced in less than three weeks and beat those submitted by far more experienced public radio producers. Continue reading

Technology opens door to sharing content

Posted: October 22, 2012

To the editors, Regarding your recent article about discussions of audience-building strategies for public radio at last month’s Public Radio Program Directors conference, I do note with interest this exchange: During a Q&A in Las Vegas, John Van Hoesen, v.p. … Continue reading

Beyond Big Bird: What is public media’s value today?

Posted: October 22, 2012

When every year seems to bring a new round of threats to public media funding, it’s clear that public media isn’t doing a very good job of asserting its value. Maybe its detractors have more money and better lobbyists, but clearly the “Save Big Bird” tactic is only a Band-Aid, and one that’s getting worn out from overuse. Continue reading

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