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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.

‘Serial’ could end up on your TV as well as your earbuds

current.org — Production of the next season of Serial, the hit podcast spun off from public radio's This American Life, will be pitched as a television series. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, executive producers of The Last Man on Earth on Fox, want to capture behind-the-scenes action as producer Sarah Koenig and her crew create Season 2 - which reportedly will focus on U.S.

PRX and ‘Esquire’ team up on podcast

current.org — Esquire magazine and Public Radio Exchange launched a podcast Monday focusing on nonfiction articles from the magazine's 82 years of archives. Esquire Classic "dissects iconic Esquire stories by writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nora Ephron, and Tom Junod, and reveals the cultural currents that make them as lasting and timely today as when they were first published," according to a press release.

New host lineup at ‘All Things Considered’ brings drive to ‘freshen up’ show

current.org — PITTSBURGH - With new hosts and leadership in place, NPR's All Things Considered will aim to tell stories in new ways and on a wider range of platforms, according to panelists at the Public Radio Program Directors conference who discussed the show's future with attendees.
Oct 02, 2015

New host lineup at ‘All Things Considered’ brings drive to ‘freshen up’ show current.org/2015/10/new-ho… via @currentpubmedia

Oct 03, 2015

RT @hartoutwest: Bravo @arishapiro: Periscope, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat "ways to reach an audience that might not know about us" current.org/2015/10/new-ho…

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Program directors challenged to think about audience, not formats

current.org — PITTSBURGH - Eric Nuzum, the former NPR executive who recently joined Audible to oversee original content, spoke frankly to public radio station programmers about retaining talent, growing audience and creating content at the Public Radio Program Directors conference here Tuesday. Nuzum spoke candidly during his brief return to the public media fray.
Sep 30, 2015

Wowow. Sound like there's been lots of conflicting advice to program directors at #PRPD15 current.org/2015/09/progra…

Sep 30, 2015

"When Nuzum was developing Ask Me Another at NPR, he said, the guiding goal was to get women in their 30s to laugh." current.org/2015/09/progra…

Sep 30, 2015

Hi-velocity gauntlet-throwing from @ericnuzum to broadcast bosses @PRPD "People don’t leave when they see a future." current.org/2015/09/progra…

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WGBH to acquire international news website GlobalPost

current.org — WGBH in Boston announced Thursday that it has finalized plans to acquire the international news website GlobalPost. The acquisition of the Boston-based outlet is intended to bolster the international reporting of WGBH's Public Radio International.
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PodScanning: New podcasts from WGBH, KQED and WNYC

current.org — In our PodScanning column, we look at the latest podcasts and podcasting news in public media. Send tips to tyler@current.org. New podcasts: WGBH in Boston and The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit that reports on social justice issues, have announced a new podcast, GroundTruth , that aims to look beyond the headlines of global news stories.

With Keillor moving on, stations ponder future with a changing ‘Prairie Home’

current.org — Garrison Keillor's departure as host of A Prairie Home Companion has public radio program directors wondering how the news from Lake Wobegon is going to sound set to a mandolin-heavy soundtrack. Keillor announced June 26 that this season of the show, which began on Saturday, will be his last as host after 42 years leading the production he created.
Sep 22, 2015

Garrison Keillor is retiring and @prairie_home is changing. Here's what stations think: bit.ly/1Frte2J

Diane Rehm chides O’Malley for late arrival to interview

current.org — A word of caution to future guests on The Diane Rehm Show: Don't be late. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a 2016 presidential candidate, learned that the hard way during an interview Tuesday morning on the show, produced at WAMU in Washington, D.C.
Sep 17, 2015

the trade pub for public media has made a gif of Diane Rehm being pissed off about O’Malley’s tardiness. current.org/2015/09/diane-…

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WNYC to offer ‘Freakonomics’ as weekly radio show

current.org — Freakonomics Radio will be offered as a weekly, one-hour radio program starting in October, WNYC announced Wednesday. WNYC will begin distributing the program along with Radiolab, On the Media and its forthcoming collaborative program with The New Yorker this fall.
Sep 10, 2015

RT @freakonomics: Starting in October, Freakonomics Radio will have a weekly, one-hour radio program! bit.ly/1MceSpe

PlanPhilly managing editor leaves WHYY

current.org — Matt Golas, managing editor of WHYY's PlanPhilly website, resigned from his position Thursday, he confirmed in an email. In the email, Golas wrote, "As I move on to my next assignment, I will be seeking a work atmosphere that appreciates entrepreneurial, nimble and collaborative behavior across the board."
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Oct 06, 2015

RT @ylichterman: 50,000 downloads is the level when you can really start to monetize your podcast, @kerriprx says. It’s hard to break through.

Oct 05, 2015

TIL: The Cubs were predicted to win the 2015 World Series in Back to the Future II (1989) bit.ly/1jKjBSX

Sep 30, 2015

@taylakaye @mjanssen also, "want everything handed to them." can't see who it was either.

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