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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.

Seattle’s KUOW plans to buy KPLU

current.org — Pacific Lutheran University, licensee of KPLU in Tacoma, Wash., announced Thursday the pending sale of the station to the University of Washington, which operates Seattle's KUOW. The University of Washington will pay $8 million for the station. With the sale, KPLU's format of news and music will switch to all-music, continuing its current focus on jazz.

American Public Media receives its largest gift ever

current.org — American Public Media announced Wednesday that it and its network Minnesota Public Radio received a $10 million gift, the largest single donation in its history. The gift was made by an anonymous donor with no restrictions on its use.
Nov 12, 2015

Congrats, APM! --> American Public Media receives its largest gift ever current.org/2015/11/americ… h/t @RunGomez #pubmedia

WGBH to open studio in Boston Public Library

current.org — The Boston Public Library has approved a WGBH proposal for a new satellite news bureau and studio inside its central library. The library picked the proposal over two other ideas after a request for proposals for retail space earlier this year as part of their central library's renovation.

Dash Conference surveys prospects for radio’s future in the car

current.org — Radio industry executives gathered last week in Detroit to consider their medium's future in connected cars, where tech giants such as Apple and Google are emerging as gatekeepers to contend with. Staged by Jacobs Media and Radio Ink magazine, the third annual Dash Conference drew 225 attendees to a Detroit hotel Wednesday and Thursday.
Nov 12, 2015

RT @btrpkc: Busy times for @nprone team, this time with Apple CarPlay. @JSucherman: "We expect we’ll be there in early 2016." current.org/2015/11/dash-c…

NPR app offers curated guide to podcasts

current.org — NPR launched a podcast discovery tool Tuesday that highlights episodes of more than 200 commercial and noncommercial podcasts with recommendations by listeners, celebrities and radio and podcasting professionals. Earbud.fm is modeled after NPR's Book Concierge, which was created as an alternative to year-end book lists.

‘Serial,’ ‘This American Life’ to appear on Pandora

current.org — This American Life and Serial announced a deal with Pandora Monday giving the streaming service some exclusive rights to the shows. But Pandora will not be the exclusive home of the show. An Associated Press story and a Pandora press release said that Pandora would be the "exclusive streaming partner" for Serial and TAL.

New round of Localore projects focuses on underserved communities

current.org — Independent producers and public media stations have paired up for the field's latest experiment in creating media experiences that reach and engage new and diverse audiences. The Association of Independents in Radio, matchmaker in this CPB-funded initiative focused on local audience service, announced 15 new projects of Localore: Finding America, in which independent producers work with public media stations to develop new approaches for creating content.
Nov 02, 2015

15 new journalism experiments from @AIRmedia seek to engage diverse audiences bit.ly/1XJXMSk

New Henry Louis Gates Jr. documentary focuses on history of African-Americans since MLK

current.org — Scholar and author Henry Louis Gates Jr. will examine the five decades of African-American history since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in a four-hour documentary series slated to debut on PBS next spring. Gates wears multiple hats, as producer, host and narrator of Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise.

New show from Baltimore station tells city stories one block at a time

current.org — Stories about Baltimore told by the national media or in pop culture have often focused on subjects like drugs, gangs and violence. But a new show from Baltimore's WYPR aims to take a more nuanced look at life in the city.

Spiegel: New ‘Invisibilia’ season won’t premiere until at least spring 2016

current.org — CHICAGO - Fans of Invisibilia, the breakout hit NPR program about human behavior, have a long wait in store for new episodes. The show won't premiere its second season until spring or summer of next year, according to co-creator Alix Spiegel.
Oct 26, 2015

RT @currentpubmedia: “Invisibilia” sounds like “Radiolab” and “This American Life” "made a baby" — and gestation is taking a while. current.org/2015/10/spiege…

Oct 26, 2015

RT @currentpubmedia: “Invisibilia” sounds like “Radiolab” and “This American Life” "made a baby" — and gestation is taking a while. current.org/2015/10/spiege…

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Nov 25, 2015

wow, the ridiculous "vocal fry" complaint is prevalent in radio, but print journalism too?! twitter.com/sarahkliff/sta…

Nov 25, 2015

.@peetscoffee found a way to get me to spend less time working in their store: Christmas music. Ugh.

Nov 20, 2015

@hugorojo believe me, if I could send it all your way I would!

Nov 18, 2015

France says it will take 30,000 Syrian refugees, while U.S. Republicans would turn them away washingtonpost.com/news/worldview…

Nov 18, 2015

RT @NiemanLab: Podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like blogging circa 2004: Exciting, evolving, and trouble for incumbents niemanlab.org/2015/11/podcas…

Nov 18, 2015

RT @gteresa: "On average, women public media executives are paid about 83 cents for every dollar their male peers earned." current.org/2015/11/survey…

Nov 18, 2015

And here's everything from @currentpubmedia's first survey of executive compensation in public media current.org/series/executi…

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