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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.

Thile courts programmers with ‘Prairie Home’ performance at PRPD

current.org — PHOENIX - Public radio program directors got a taste of the revamped A Prairie Home Companion with a preview that followed Tuesday sessions at their annual conference. New host Chris Thile didn't shy from his goal for the night: wooing them. "Let the brown-nosing begin," Thile said early in the roughly hour-and-a-half show.

NPR restructures its Story Lab incubator

current.org — NPR is increasing organizational support for its Story Lab initiative, created last year to develop new podcast, program, and segment ideas. Michael May began running Story Lab last June as an experiment, but now some of the processes he established will become more formalized and invite participation from across the organization.

History-themed ‘BackStory’ to end weekly hourlong radio show, continue as podcast

current.org — BackStory with the American History Guys will end production of its weekly hourlong radio show next year but will continue as a podcast, the show announced Friday.

KUOW partners with independent podcast about raising transgender child

current.org — KUOW in Seattle is working with an independent producer to create new episodes of a podcast about parenting a transgender child. How to Be a Girl features the pseudonymous "Marlo Mack" discussing her life as a single mother raising her daughter.

Even after retiring, MPR founder Bill Kling seeks to improve public radio

current.org — Ask Bill Kling about the most important project he's working on right now, and he gives an answer you might expect from a retired man. "Skiing and hiking," the founder of Minnesota Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media recently told Current by phone.

NPR’s website draws record audience during first presidential debate

current.org — The most-watched presidential debate in U.S. history wasn't just a boon for television. NPR's website enjoyed its largest single-day audience ever Monday, thanks in part to a page that provided live fact-checking during the debate, the network said Tuesday. More than 5 million users visited NPR.org Monday.

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.
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Oct 14, 2016

@AndrewLapin the best! Pretty happy with Ras Dashen and Demera in Chicago but neither compare to Zenebech

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