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Fast Company: Will NPR Save the News?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Fast Company ran a story last week with this subhead, introduction:
The most successful hybrid of old and new media comes from the last place you’d expect. How NPR’s digital smarts, nonprofit structure, and good old-fashioned shoe leather just might save the news.
Here is a key passage about the state of NPR:
In one of [...]

No Safe Haven: NPR to Cut Workforce 7 Percent

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

This from the lead of a NPR story:
NPR News announced Wednesday that it is canceling two daily radio programs — Day to Day and News and Notes — as part of a broader effort by the company to close a projected budget shortfall of $23 million for its current fiscal year. Overall, NPR will [...]

How Blogs Help Journalists and Other Reporting Tips

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Alex Blumberg, a producer for This American Life, who along with Adam Davidson reported and produced “The Giant Pool of Money,” has advice for how to produce in-depth stories on big issues often glossed over by the Mainstream Media.
“The Giant Pool of Money,” produced in May 2008, is a fantastic piece of radio journalism that [...]

Could Representative Journalism Save Bryant Park Project?

Monday, July 14th, 2008

After my earlier post about the demise of  NPR’s Bryant Park Project, I sent a comment to the Bryant Park Project page. I thought gosh maybe the Representative Journalism project could come to the rescue and pay the $2million the show needs annually. Here is what I wrote about the concept in the comment post. [...]

NPR Cancels $2-Million Experiment — Are They Kidding?

Monday, July 14th, 2008

The New York Times reports that the Bryant Park Project, a NPR experiment in producing a news program geared for younger audiences, is being canceled. I often listen to it on Sirius Satellite Radio — and have come to enjoy it — although occasionally it goes over the top and sounds like morning shock jocks.
Unfortunately, I [...]