UPCOMING WEBINAR: Social Media Ethics

Social media is an important tool for public radio newsrooms to report news and engage with growing audiences. But as the emotional intensity of our country’s political and social issues continues to rise, reporters and station employees find themselves in a difficult place. When is it appropriate to passionately weigh in on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and when is it not? The Culture or Journalism team will tackle social media ethics in a webinar on Thursday October 18 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

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The PRNDI Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2018 recipient of the Leo C. Lee award.  This year’s honoree is Keith Woods, NPR’s Vice President for Newsroom Training and Diversity.  Woods’ work in leadership training, storytelling and diversity is known throughout the journalism world.    

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What are some of the best, most creative, beautiful, hilarious, or just really smart uses of sound you've heard in member station-produced work? For PRNDI 2018, we're putting together a session to inspire us and remind us what's possible with audio. It can be an entire story or just a few moments. It can be great use of ambient sound or sound effects, but it can also be great rhythmic writing or production. It can be non-narrated. These are pieces that embrace and celebrate the medium of audio.

In this webinar Ithaca College journalism professor Anthony Adornato, a former local TV news reporter and author of Mobile and Social Media Journalism: A Practical Guide, walks you through some of the most innovative ways of engaging audiences on social media. In particular, he discusses how to optimize your social media content through the use of social media graphics and “readable” videos – both of which can be created quickly using a mobile device.

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WEBINAR: Optimize Your Reporting on Social Media

Jan 12, 2018
Ithaca College

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In case you missed it, here's a replay of today's PRNDI webinar on mobile journalism. Our presenter is in the Alps and was having some connectivity issues, so we got a late start. You can jump ahead to the beginning @5:46.  PLEASE NOTE:  This link is only available through Sunday.  View it here.  

Mobile Journalism Webinar January 9, 2018

Dec 13, 2017

 

PRNDI is ringing in the new year with a brand new webinar on mobile journalism. Join us on 1/9/18 @ 1 pm EST.

Journalism educator Robb Montgomery will guide us step-by-step through the reporting and production methods for mobile journalism. Robb has trained thousands of journalists around the globe. Start off the new year by learning new skills!  Click here to register for the webinar.  

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If you are taking this journey, there are some things that you need to know.  With any great journey, you need a plan for success.  This article from NPR Training gives excellent ideas on how to use audio to tell stories.  This is good for those new to radio and those who have been in the business for years.  Click on the article here.  

PRNDI is seeking nominations for individuals at member stations who are blazing a trail of innovation in their shops. We will be selecting up to three nominees to present on their projects during a breakout session at our June conference in Philadelphia. The session will be titled “The Innovation Lab” and take place Saturday June 23rd at 2:45 pm.  You can submit nominees to George Bodarky at gbodarky@wfuv.org with CREATIVE THINKERS in the subject line. Those selected will receive half off their conference registration.

A webinar on Thursday, October 26th allows you to look at the answers to the question of what opportunities are available for the growth of local public media in the future.  AIR media will host the webinar at 1 PM EST that features information from Edison Research.  The webinar is a culmination of Edison Research’s "Switch On, Tune In" study that investigated the 'far corners' of local communities where AIR's Finding America teams embedded.

PRNDI's Breaking News Plan Clearinghouse

Oct 10, 2017

PRNDI is attempting to build a clearinghouse of Breaking News Plans to share among member stations.  If you'd like to contribute your plan to this project, please contact Matt Shafer Powell at mpowell@wfyi.org.

To define what WNYC (New York, NY) means by urgent breaking news, they've created a simple, three-level system so that people inside and outside of the newsroom are on the same page about what kinds of stories could merit a program interruption or a disruption to normal routines. 

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Alicia Zuckerman

Rachel Osier Lindley

Julie Glenn

Johnathan Reaves

George Bodarky

Terry Gildea

Christine Paige Diers