We've been hosting a series of conversations about audio innovation over the past few weeks, including webinars with Andy Bowers of Slate and Roman Mars, creator of 99% Invisible. Earlier this week, I spoke with Dean Cappello, the Chief Content Officer of WNYC/New York Public Radio. I wanted his perspective as someone who has years of experience producing audio, as well as overseeing the work of others, including successful shows like Here's the Thing, Radiolab, Studio 360, and On the Media.
If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here. But if you don't have an hour, here are my takeaways from the conversation with Cappello; the paraphrasing is my own.
This month we spoke with Gene Demby. Demby joined NPR as a blogger for the race, ethnicity and culture team in December. He is the founder of the blog PostBourgie and has spent time at The New York Times and Huffington Post.
Meet Kasia Podbielski, program coordinator for digital news training at NPR Digital Services. Kasia joined the team almost a year ago. She came to us from the State Department where she was a digital media specialist winning the hearts and minds of international youth one tweet at a time. She took some time to answer questions about herself.
This monthly newsletter highlights your digital efforts, provides an inside look at the digital lives of our public media colleagues and lets you know about digital news training opportunities. We’re putting together resources on digital marketing. Have you used Facebook or Google ads at your station? Email Kasia at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your experiences (and stay tuned for information about this training).
In this webinar, multimedia trainer, Kainaz Amaria, takes you on a photographic journey from understanding the fundamentals visual storytelling to what makes a good image and how you can make (not take) better portraits. Kainaz discusses the five types of photographs to use for engaging storytelling, six ways to make a good gallery great and the three most important aspects of an image.
While I can preach the visual gospel over webinars and remote training, nothing compares to the real thing. I recently visited the team at WLRN in Miami, Fl., and want to share some of their great work.
In our first hour-long session we went back to the basics and discussed the fundamentals of visual storytelling. The following day I unleashed these intrepid reporters out into the wilds of Miami. Their assignment: find a visually compelling subject and make a good image.