Ahh May, the month of mothers, flowers, World Press Freedom, the Kentucky Derby and… of course news training. We love hearing about your adventures in digital storytelling. Since sharing is caring, send us an email about your endeavors, and we may feature you in a future newsletter.
WABE’s latest pledge drive resulted in 15,393 pledges and $2 million. The results weren’t a coincidence – WABE’s staff tried some new things and had a smart plan to get their listeners and readers pledging away. After noting their huge success, we asked Jason Parker, WABE digital media strategist, how it all happened. Here are five (ok six) lessons Jason shared.*
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.
People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Jim Hill. Jim is the Digital Media Manager for KUNC. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he has been a guest webinar host several times.
Ahhh April. This month we shared lessons on analytics, data journalism and launched the Local Stories Project. Our DC contingent also started life in the brand new NPR HQ.
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People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with Claire O’Neill. Claire is a multimedia producer-reporter for NPR. She has been at NPR since 2009.
Three daily must reads: As much as I’d love to proudly say, “The New York Times,” my daily reading routine usually works like this: I check email and Twitter throughout the day. I usually see where those sources (friends, news outlets and entertainers) take me. Sometimes it’s to The New York Times, but other times it’s some cute thing on Pinterest that I regret clicking. I promise my three weekly must-reads are a bit more thoughtful.
Three people you follow regularly online:
Well @oneillclaire has amazing Tweets. Plus I hear she’s trying to get a million followers so you should probably follow her.
@AdamFrank4: NPR’s 13.7 blogger has a PhD in astrophysics, but offers really approachable, provocative stuff.
@ProdigalSam: Just a regular guy being funny and making Twitter more pleasant.
@LenaDunham: Well, she's younger than me and has a TV show and if that's not motivation I don’t know what is
Meet Kim Perry, Manager for Digital News Training.
How long have you been with NPR? Five years. How did you get into journalism? My grandma Alene. She spent most of her life as a live-in cook. But she was always desperately opinionated about politics – often writing letters to the editor. At age 72 with a fifth-grade education, she became a columnist for the local paper. Inspired, I signed up for the student newspaper the next year. My mom had hoped I’d become a doctor…
Hello and happy March*. This month we concluded one round of Knight Training at the same time as we launched our fourth 11-week session; conducted an intensive on-site training at WVXU and launched our social media marketing webinar series.
We love hearing about (and highlighting) your digital efforts, providing an inside look at the digital lives of our public media colleagues and offering training to help you stay on top of digital storytelling.