Todd Mundt

Editorial Director

Todd Mundt is the Editorial Director at NPR Digital Services. Prior to joining NPR in April 2012, Todd was Vice President and Chief Content Officer at Louisville Public Media, as well as Manager/Program Director of 89.3WFPL News in Louisville. His career includes stints at Iowa Public Radio, Michigan Radio and WNIJ/WNIU.

Interests: iOS, OS X, mobile, reading, gym, Flickr, Instagram, music, Boston, Montréal.


Audio Innovation
1:16 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Here Are Five Takeaways from my Interview with Dean Cappello

Dean Cappello, Chief Content Officer & Senior Vice President of Programming WNYC/NYPR
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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.

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Audio Innovation
2:20 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Learn how WNYC has Become a Leader in Innovative Storytelling [VIDEO]

Dean Cappello, Chief Content Officer & Senior Vice President of Programming WNYC/NYPR
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Fostering new ideas from concept to reality brings rewards, but it's not without risk.

We talked to Dean Cappello, Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President of Programming at WNYC about how the station has become a leader in innovative storytelling on multiple platforms. 

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Social Media
11:39 am
Mon February 4, 2013

What Radio Talk Shows Can Teach Us About Engaging With Our Audience Online

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This is NPR has a post about the secret sauce that makes a great call-in radio show, based on best practices at NPR’s Talk of the Nation, WBUR’s On Point, and NHPR’s The Exchange. Among the ingredients:

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Core Publisher
2:23 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Core Publisher Users: What's Your Twitter Handle?

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We're adding new functionality to Core Publisher so your shares to Twitter appear in the new Cards format. Cards allows Twitter to display your content in a rich media environment - with a photo, for instance. It's a more compelling experience and we're excited to make the stories you publish in CP work with cards.

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Election 2012
2:53 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Making Radio Work on the Web... and Back Again: Michigan Radio’s Voter Guide

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We’ve been fairly generous in our shout-outs about the Michigan Radio Guide to Ballot Proposals. It’s a simple story: voters faced six different proposals to make changes to the Michigan Constitution, the largest number in any single Michigan election in about 35 years.

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12:32 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

The Battleground Blog Experiment: An Update and First Assessment

Tuesday was the big day for the Battleground blog, our experiment to aggregate coverage from a small group of stations across the country into a single live feed. We already know and believe that stations produce exceptionally good reporting, even inside the breaking news pressure cooker. We also know and believe that some of this content is relevant to a national audience.

So before we went all in on a system-wide effort, we wanted to test a few things on a smaller scale: 

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2:24 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Battleground Update: The Latest on Our Election Night Live-Blog Experiment

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Have you heard about Battleground? We'll be aggregating reporting on important races and initiatives from NPR Member Stations, and making it available in an experimental live-blog on election night. Click here for more details.

Now... here's the latest on Battleground from the Newsroom at NPR in Boston:

First of all, please note that 1) Teresa is not faking that phone call, and 2) Eric is happy to be here.

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10:22 am
Wed October 17, 2012

How Do You Reach the "Dark Social" Masses? With Good Content

Here's a great piece fron GigaOm's Mathew Ingram on the often massive amount of social traffic that doesn't come to our sites from Facebook or Twitter. Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic calls it "dark social." There's no way to fully understand where or how all this sharing happens, but we can control what causes it: great content. Content causes sharing. Repeat that sentence... Content causes sharing.
Media companies and publishers of all kinds spend a lot of time measuring their online traffic patterns using analytics that track where readers come from -- but Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic argues that they are overlooking a huge contributing factor that he calls "Dark Social" traffic.
9:29 am
Tue October 16, 2012

KUNC's Grace Hood Wins Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize

Congratulations to Grace Hood of KUNC, winner of the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize from WBUR and Boston University. Hood won for a three-part series on a for-profit company that manages Colorado's virtual K-12 school.
Phil Balboni, President and CEO of Global Post and founder and President of New England Cable News wrote, “This three-part series demonstrated exemplary enterprise reporting that was particularly notable for a small community station."
Knight Training
9:46 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Four Reasons Why Your Station Should Sign Up for Knight Digital News Training

Knight Digital News Training

News Directors, Managers, Program Directors: Signing up for high quality digital news training is a no-brainer! But just in case, four reasons why you should do it now:

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