Poynter Institute: ‘Framed by WDET’ takes public radio out in public

I thought Courtney and Kenny’s idea was absolutely brilliant. People could come in and and look at pictures and hear stories from their local dress shop owners and customers — and then go visit the local dress shops. Courtney and Kenny designed the in-person show to complement the radio and online pieces. In other words, Courtney and Kenny designed their public radio story specifically for a public space.

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Melody Kramer
Poynter Institute: Does the rise of ephemeral content spell the death of archives?

It would be short-sighted and foolish for publishers to ignore third-party distribution platforms, both for revenue reasons and the much-needed audiences they provide. But publishers must also think about workflows for archiving their original content published on these platforms – ranging from captions on brand pages and Instant Articles on Facebook to ephemeral Snaps posted on Snapchat — for the benefit of future audiences, journalists, and historians.

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Melody Kramer
Poynter Institute: At Nashville Public Radio, Emily Siner’s bringing together the movers, the thinkers and the community

I love that Emily pitched the idea for a bimonthly event series to her bosses and that they championed the idea. But what I love even more was that Emily then turned the live event into both a podcast and a newsletter — ensuring that a feedback loop was then created between the station and their audience in person, then on digital, and then through email.

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Melody Kramer
Poynter Institute: Bobby Blanchard is a ‘big learn-by-doing person’ – and he’s done a lot

A current senior at the University of Texas at Austin, Blanchard has worked more gigs in his past four years than most people do in their lifetimes. At the Daily Texan, he has served as an online news editor, podcast host, copy editor, life & arts staff writer, senior reporter, general reporter, and senior designer. He’s also worked as a news intern at KUT Radio, a summer editorial intern at the Houston Chronicle, and is currently on a year-long reporting internship at the Texas Tribune.

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Melody Kramer