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Tyler Falk

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.

PRX to help five stations develop podcasts

current.org — PHOENIX - Public Radio Exchange will receive a $1 million grant to help five public radio stations develop podcasts. Under the "Project Catapult" initiative, PRX will seek stations' pitches for podcasts over the next six weeks. It will pick five stations to participate in a 20-week program that will help them develop the podcasts and offer guidance in monetization and audience engagement.

NPR establishes fund to honor fallen journalists

current.org — PHOENIX - CPB will provide an initial investment of $400,000 for a fund to honor NPR photojournalist David Gilkey and translator Zabihullah Tamanna, who were killed in June while on assignment in Afghanistan. NPR CEO Jarl Mohn announced the fund Tuesday here at the Public Radio Program Directors Association conference.

WAMU’s ‘broadcast about podcasts’ gets NPR distribution

current.org — The Big Listen, a program from WAMU in Washington, D.C., that introduces listeners to new podcasts and their creators, will be distributed by NPR beginning Oct. 6, less than a year after the show's local debut. "The freshest and most compelling voices in media right now are emerging from the podcast world," said Andi McDaniel, WAMU's head of content, in a press release.

WNYC and ProPublica join collaboration to monitor, report on voter access

current.org — WNYC, ProPublica, Google News Lab and a broad coalition of news organizations announced Thursday a reporting initiative to track and report on voter experiences throughout the U.S. in the upcoming election. "Most newsrooms in America are asking an important but premature question while polls are open: 'Who's winning?'" said Scott Klein, ProPublica deputy managing editor and the project's leader, in a press release.

NPR to debut new interview podcast

current.org — NPR will debut a new interview podcast Monday hosted by Guy Raz, also host of the network's TED Radio Hour. How I Built This will feature Raz interviewing founders of successful brands and companies with a focus on those who have "either disrupted an established field or saw a need that wasn't being met," according to a press release.

The $200 T-shirt that will fix your bad posture

New APM podcast revisits unsolved case of child abduction

current.org — American Public Media will release its own Serial-esque crime series podcast later this month. APM Reports, the investigative and documentary reporting unit within the network, is examining the case of Jacob Wetterling, a child who was abducted 27 years ago and never found.

‘Prairie Home’ host announces new house band

current.org — New Prairie Home Companion host Chris Thile announced Wednesday the members of the show's new house band, which includes two members of his band Punch Brothers. Bassist Paul Kowert and guitarist Chris Eldridge, two of the five members of Punch Brothers, are in the band. Thile plays mandolin in the Punch Brothers.

Podcast audiences look increasingly like America

current.org — New data shared by Edison Research and Triton Digital shows that the audience for podcasts has become more ethnically diverse in the past five years. Based on results from their 2016 Infinite Dial study, which surveyed by phone 2,001 people 12 years of age and older, the share of African-American podcast listeners had increased 2 percent compared to the 2011 Infinite Dial study, from 14 percent to 16 percent.

StoryCorps announces 2017 destinations for mobile recording studio

current.org — StoryCorps will collect stories in 10 U.S. cities next year in its Airstream trailer turned recording studio, the organization announced Thursday. The MobileBooth, which gathers 40-minute interviews between friends and relatives, will stop for a month in each city. A copy of each interview is given to the participants and archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
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Sep 15, 2016

@AliLozoff I wish. Fortunately there's a market nearby. Maybe next time...

Sep 15, 2016

@eaXLR haha, I'll definitely be there! Looking forward to meeting you!

Sep 15, 2016

@loganjaffe could try Duane Stoltzfus dstoltzfus@goshen.edu (former NYT)

Sep 14, 2016

A 27-year-old case was solved 10 days before this podcast criticizing the investigation was set to air.  https://twitter.com/currentpubmedia/status/776130321817309185 

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