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Washington, DC
Assistant Editor, Current.org
As seen in:  ZDNet, SmartPlanet, Grist

I cover public radio and podcasts for @currentpubmedia. Formerly @SmartPlanet, @AtlanticCities and @grist.

While NPR employees negotiate, staffers at two stations approve first union contracts

current.org — Staffers at Chicago Public Media and KPBS in San Diego agreed Tuesday to their first union contracts under the representation of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Meanwhile, NPR and SAG-AFTRA are negotiating a contract renewal.

Garrison Keillor reveals next host for ‘A Prairie Home Companion’

current.org — Garrison Keillor told The Berkshire Eagle Friday that he will transition out of his role as host of A Prairie Home Companion during the 2015-16 season of the show, which begins in September. Keillor's replacement will be Chris Thile, a mandolinist and singer in the bands Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek.

All Things Considered’s Melissa Block moves from host chair to special correspondent role

current.org — Melissa Block, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, will leave the show as of Aug. 14, the network announced today. In her new role as a special correspondent, Block "will produce richly reported profiles of figures at the forefront of thought and culture, as well as long-form stories and series on the critical issues of our day," according to NPR's announcement.

AFI honors Stanley Nelson, public TV’s ‘filmmaker of black experience’

current.org — WASHINGTON, D.C. - A ceremony held Friday by the American Film Institute celebrated public TV filmmaker Stanley Nelson, highlighting the contemporary significance of his life's work documenting historical events. Nelson was the institute's annual Guggenheim Honoree, a lifetime achievement award that in the past has gone to filmmakers including Errol Morris and Alex Gibney.

Reverend killed in South Carolina church shooting was featured in PBS documentary

current.org — Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine people killed Wednesday at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., appeared in the 2013 PBS documentary The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. PBS NewsHour posted a clip from the documentary in which he spoke about black participation in the political process.

PodScanning: ‘Marketplace’ teams with business site Quartz on podcast

current.org — In our regular PodScanning column, we look at the latest podcasts and podcasting news in public media. Send tips to tyler@current.org. Public radio's Marketplace and Quartz, a global business site run by Atlantic Media, announced June 12 that they're collaborating on a new podcast.

Brain injury sidelines Alex Chadwick, but veteran journalist returns to reporting

current.org — Alex Chadwick might not be alive today if it weren't for a burnt sausage. The pubradio veteran had some sausage cooking when, shortly after Thanksgiving in 2013, he fell down 15 stairs "face first" in his Marina del Rey, Calif., duplex and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

NPR and ‘PBS NewsHour’ partner on election coverage

current.org — NPR and PBS NewsHour announced Tuesday a collaboration on coverage of next year's elections and other journalism projects. As part of the collaboration, the two media outlets will cover the 2016 political conventions with a team of journalists and broadcasters producing coverage for television, radio and digital platforms. NPR and NewsHour will also produce live simulcasts next year from the Republican National Convention, July 18-21, and Democratic National Convention, July 25-28.

WBEZ cuts afternoon program, bolsters morning show

current.org — Chicago Public Media has canceled its locally produced weekday show The Afternoon Shift as of June 5 and shifted resources to its local morning talk program, The Morning Shift. "We weren't seeing growth for Afternoon Shift," said Ben Calhoun, CPM's director of content and programming.

OPB board members get a kick out of custom Nikes

current.org — They may not be blue suede shoes, but custom blue OPB Nikes are just as hip - and no doubt more valuable. Thanks to a board member who works for the shoe company, OPB's directors are now sporting custom-made Pendleton-wool Nikes complete with the station's logo on the tongue.
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Jul 01, 2015

@JHBaileyDC Do you know who the best person to talk to about the union negotiations for a Current story?

Jun 30, 2015

ICYMI: Garrison Keillor reveals next host for ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ bit.ly/1RMhBDA

Jun 23, 2015

RT @postlocal: Parris Glendening helped the Redskins move to FedEx Field. Now he wonders if that was a mistake. wpo.st/z72N0

Jun 19, 2015

RT @NSCPress: @POTUS’ travel to #Ethiopia will be the first visit of a sitting U.S. President to Ethiopia and to the AU headquarters.

Jun 19, 2015

RT @currentpubmedia: It’s "clearer that there’s an opportunity to make money with podcasting,” says @kevinjdelaney bit.ly/1GaiYq4

Jun 19, 2015

RT @craigmelvin: Sources:suspect told police cops "he almost didn't go through with it bc everyone was so nice to him" #CharlestionShooting

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