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Chicago, IL
Assistant Editor, Current.org
As seen in:  ZDNet, SmartPlanet, Grist

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

Public radio outlets publish guidelines for measuring podcast audience

current.org — Downloads, listens, listening time, iTunes chart rankings. There are numerous ways to measure listener engagement with podcasts. But public radio's biggest producers of podcasts are hoping to bring some consistency to the data. Since last spring, 25 public radio staffers from 14 stations and networks have been working on guidelines for measuring podcast data.
Feb 03, 2016

Public radio outlets publish guidelines for measuring podcast audience current.org/2016/02/public… via @tjfalk

How news outlets can protect journalists from crisis-coverage burnout

current.org — Russell Lewis lives in Alabama but keeps anti-malaria medication in his desk at all times. NPR's Southern Bureau Chief isn't stocking up in case of a comeback of the disease in the South. The safeguard is just one of the many ways Lewis has prepared himself to go anywhere in the world at a moment's notice.
Feb 02, 2016

Stuff about me. "How news outlets can protect journalists from crisis-coverage burnout current.org/2016/02/how-ne… via @tjfalk"

Feb 03, 2016

How news outlets can protect journalists from crisis-coverage burnout: interesting interview w/ @NPRrussell current.org/2016/02/how-ne…

Feb 03, 2016

Cool: Meet the NPR team on-call 24 hours a day in case of major news feat. @NPRrussell current.org/2016/02/how-ne…

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NPR CEO buys Powerball tickets for entire staff

current.org — A record lottery jackpot has put NPR CEO Jarl Mohn in the giving mood. NPR staffers reported Wednesday on Twitter that Mohn purchased a Powerball ticket for each of the network's employees. Line in the lobby of NPR because our CEO bought a #Powerball ticket for every full-time employee.
Jan 13, 2016

NPR's CEO caught Powerball fever and bought entire staff tickets current.org/2016/01/npr-ce…

Jan 13, 2016

.@NPR CEO buys #Powerball tickets for entire 800-person staff - on condition anyone who wins gives half to NPR current.org/2016/01/npr-ce…

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A list of public radio talent that’s moved to for-profit media

current.org — We've noticed an uptick in people who work on public radio shows and podcasts heading to for-profit media in the last few years. Public radio talents have been especially attracted to new ventures like Gimlet, the startup podcast company co-founded by Alex Blumberg, and Audible's original programming division.

KPLU launches $7 million campaign to survive as independent station

current.org — KPLU launched its most important fundraising campaign ever Monday. The Tacoma, Wash.-based station was set to be sold to the University of Washington by its licensee Pacific Lutheran University under a deal announced Nov. 12. But the schools threw the station a lifeline after public outcry about the pending sale.

‘Snap Judgment’ to develop television show

current.org — The public radio show and podcast has signed a development deal with Participant Media to air a TV version of the program on Participant's digital cable and satellite network Pivot, Glynn Washington, Snap Judgment host and executive producer, told Current Thursday.

Michigan Radio PD will join NPR to focus on ‘local experience’ of streaming app

current.org — Tamar Charney, program director at Michigan Radio, will join NPR next month to work with the network's NPR One app, the network announced Wednesday. Charney will be the local editorial lead for NPR One. According to a memo sent to stations, Charney will work to "improve the local experience for Member stations and audiences alike."

Stalker of public radio DJ sentenced to probation

current.org — The stalker of a public radio DJ in Minnesota was sentenced to five years of probation Dec. 30, according to the Hennepin County (Minn.) Attorney's office. Mary Lucia, a host for Minnesota Public Radio's Triple A music station The Current, took a leave of absence from April to November last year after being stalked and harassed by Patrick Henry Kelly.
Jan 05, 2016

RT @currentpubmedia: A stalker who harassed a Minnesota radio host has been sentenced to five years of probation. current.org/2016/01/stalke…

PRPD plans study of millennials

current.org — The Program Radio Program Directors Association is teaming up with Jacobs Media and stations to better understand millennial consumers of public radio. A report next year from PRPD and Jacobs Media will examine the media millennials consume, what they expect from news outlets, their level of satisfaction with news media, and their perception and use of public media, according to PRPD President Jody Evans.

Racial diversity of NPR’s newsroom stays level over three years

current.org — The racial makeup of NPR's newsroom has changed little in the last three years, according to numbers shared by NPR ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen. NPR's news and information division of 353 people was 77.6 percent white in 2015. The remainder of the staff was 8.8 percent black, 8.5 percent Asia and 4.2 percent Latino, with 0.8 percent reporting two or more races.
Dec 17, 2015

The racial makeup of NPR’s newsroom has changed little in the last three years: current.org/2015/12/racial…

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Feb 04, 2016

WBUR's site redesign treats audio as "a first-class citizen online" niemanlab.org/2016/02/a-bost… via @shansquared

Feb 03, 2016

RT @AP: The Latest: Alibi witness in case profiled in "Serial" podcast testifies she was misled by prosecutor: apne.ws/1Pinac8

Feb 03, 2016

RT @stevesilberman: McDonald's new kale salad has more salt, fat, and calories than a Double Big Mac. t.co/u8WZzvSL7u

Jan 26, 2016

Odd: Philadelphia City Council honored WHYY for Downton Abbey. Am I missing something? t.co/8MBUU1G5ub

Jan 22, 2016

RT @wcp: BREAKING NEWS: The D.C. streetcar will suspend its practice runs at 5 p.m. Up to zero travelers could be affected. washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk…


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