media http://wnpr.org en A Listener's Guide to Podcasts http://wnpr.org/post/listeners-guide-podcasts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you're interested in podcasts, but aren't sure what to listen to, have no fear. We're here to help. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:45:27 +0000 Brittany Hill 25705 at http://wnpr.org A Listener's Guide to Podcasts The Culture and Design of Podcasts http://wnpr.org/post/culture-and-design-podcasts <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1;">Radio has a very long and storied history, and is influenced by -- some might say ruled by -- some long-held, traditional practices.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 25683 at http://wnpr.org The Culture and Design of Podcasts Conversations With "Democracy Now!" Host Amy Goodman and Guitarist Yovianna García http://wnpr.org/post/conversations-democracy-now-host-amy-goodman-and-guitarist-yovianna-garc <p>Amy Goodman’s radio, TV, and Web program<em> Democracy Now!</em> has a wide following among people who think the mainstream media doesn’t let us hear enough voices from those who protest against powerful interests. This week, she visits the Mark Twain House and Museum to discuss her new book <em>The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance and Hope</em>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This hour, we preview that event, with a conversation about the state of the news media today.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We also listen back to a conversation with a Hartford-based guitarist who celebrates the music of her home country, Puerto Rico, while also exploring the classical repertoire.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 25614 at http://wnpr.org Conversations With "Democracy Now!" Host Amy Goodman and Guitarist Yovianna García McKinney Attack Ad Edits and Alters Foley's Interview With WNPR http://wnpr.org/post/mckinney-attack-ad-edits-and-alters-foleys-interview-wnpr <p>State Minority Leader John McKinney's first television spot goes right after his primary opponent for governor, Tom Foley. McKinney uses (and re-uses) Foley's own words where he appears to say, "I'm not going to cut spending."</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:49:18 +0000 Tucker Ives 25442 at http://wnpr.org McKinney Attack Ad Edits and Alters Foley's Interview With WNPR Odin's Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She's A Woman http://wnpr.org/post/odins-beard-marvel-announces-new-thor-and-shes-woman The Mighty Thor, the Son of Odin, the God of Thunder, the comic book god with the hammer is a woman.<p>Not quite — but here's the tweet announcing the new Thor:<p>"No longer is the classic Thunder God able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, and a brand new female hero will emerge worthy of the name THOR," <a href="http://marvel.com/news/comics/2014/7/15/22875/marvel_proudly_presents_thor#ixzz37YlzQMLp">Marvel said in a statement</a>.<p>The new Thor will be written by Jason Aaron with art by Russell Dauterman.<p>"This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:06:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 25329 at http://wnpr.org Odin's Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She's A Woman NPR News Executive Leaves For Job At The Atlantic http://wnpr.org/post/npr-news-executive-leaves-job-atlantic Margaret Low Smith, a longtime NPR executive who has served as senior vice president for news for three years, is leaving the company to become the president of The Atlantic's live events business.<p>"Her departure will be felt as profoundly as any in recent memory," NPR Chief Content Officer Kinsey Wilson wrote in a memo to staff Tuesday.<p>He added that Smith's final day at NPR will be at the end of July. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:35:47 +0000 Bill Chappell 25319 at http://wnpr.org NPR News Executive Leaves For Job At The Atlantic Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears http://wnpr.org/post/tech-giants-make-net-neutrality-case-deadline-nears It's not just comedian <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/03/318458496/john-oliver-helps-rally-45-000-net-neutrality-comments-to-fcc">John Oliver coming out against</a> cable companies to support net neutrality. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:16:00 +0000 Elise Hu 25264 at http://wnpr.org Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears Death, Sex, and Money with Anna Sale http://wnpr.org/post/death-sex-and-money-anna-sale <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I'm excited about today's Scramble. </span>WNYC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>podcaster<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Anna Sale, host of </span><a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/deathsexmoney/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Death, Sex &amp; Money</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is our </span>superguest<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which means she gets to pick three topics for her conversation with me. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Her choices are&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.si.com/nba/2014/07/11/lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers" style="line-height: 1.5;">LeBron James and the notion of going home</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a new </span><a href="http://www.vulture.com/2014/06/jenny-lewis-single-just-one-of-the-guys.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jenny Lewis song about a ticking biological clock,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the </span><a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/diane-rehm-my-husbands-slow-deliberate-death-was-unnecessary-n150096" style="line-height: 1.5;">long agonizing death of the husband of NPR broadcaster, Diane Rehm</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. At least on paper, that's a perfect combination for the Scramble.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:30:05 +0000 Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan & Chion Wolf 25254 at http://wnpr.org Death, Sex, and Money with Anna Sale 'Weird Al' Yankovic On Parody In The Age Of YouTube http://wnpr.org/post/weird-al-yankovic-parody-age-youtube <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcJjMnHoIBI</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qYF9DZPdw</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:45:01 +0000 NPR Staff 25249 at http://wnpr.org 'Weird Al' Yankovic On Parody In The Age Of YouTube Roraback's Biggest Rowland Complaint in 2012 Was Lack of Disclosure http://wnpr.org/post/rorabacks-biggest-rowland-complaint-2012-was-lack-disclosure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal prosecutors allege that former Governor John Rowland used his radio show on </span>WTIC-AM<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to prop up Lisa Wilson-Foley's candidacy during the 2012 race in Connecticut's Fifth Congressional District.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:02:12 +0000 Tucker Ives 25058 at http://wnpr.org Roraback's Biggest Rowland Complaint in 2012 Was Lack of Disclosure Facebook's Diversity Numbers Are Out, And They're What You Expect http://wnpr.org/post/facebooks-diversity-numbers-are-out-and-theyre-what-you-expect The summer of tech company demographic data dumps continues apace. Facebook is the latest big firm to share its staff's racial and gender breakdowns, following similar releases from <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/05/29/317024113/googles-white-male-heavy-staff-underlines-techs-diversity-problem">Google</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/17/323040120/how-yahoos-diversity-numbers-compare-to-googles">Yahoo</a>. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Elise Hu 24321 at http://wnpr.org Facebook's Diversity Numbers Are Out, And They're What You Expect Aereo's TV Streaming Service Is Illegal, Supreme Court Says http://wnpr.org/post/aereos-tv-streaming-service-illegal-supreme-court-says Aereo, the company that lets subscribers watch TV stations' video that it routes onto the Internet, violates U.S. copyright law, the Supreme Court has ruled. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:35:15 +0000 Bill Chappell 24246 at http://wnpr.org Aereo's TV Streaming Service Is Illegal, Supreme Court Says 'Period Of Turmoil' Preceded Abramson Firing, Says Top Editor At 'Times' http://wnpr.org/post/period-turmoil-preceded-abramson-firing-says-top-editor-times Dean Baquet sat in his new office in Midtown Manhattan, the very picture of composure and precision, as he described the top-level dysfunction that led to the firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor of <em>The New York Times</em> and his promotion to replace her as the top news executive there.<p>The firing, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/14/312516951/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-as-executive-editor">made public on May 14</a>, involved three major actors: Abramson, Baquet (pronounced baah-kay) and the paper's corporate chairman and publisher, Arthur Sulzberge Fri, 30 May 2014 11:47:47 +0000 David Folkenflik 22783 at http://wnpr.org 'Period Of Turmoil' Preceded Abramson Firing, Says Top Editor At 'Times' A Conversation With Joe Muto On FOX Holes, Gawker, and Media Machines http://wnpr.org/post/conversation-joe-muto-fox-holes-gawker-and-media-machines <p>On any given day, it's pretty easy to find all the ways in which modern media has substituted politicization for truth and/or serious reflection. Today, you could take the so-called Santa Barbara killing spree by Elliot Rodger. After the usual first round of back and forth sniping about the availability of weapons. Tue, 27 May 2014 15:11:20 +0000 Chion Wolf, Betsy Kaplan & Colin McEnroe 22574 at http://wnpr.org A Conversation With Joe Muto On FOX Holes, Gawker, and Media Machines ESPN Opens New Digital Center In Bristol http://wnpr.org/post/espn-opens-new-digital-center-bristol <p>Sports media giant ESPN has opened its new digital media center on its Bristol campus.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:17:43 +0000 Harriet Jones 22179 at http://wnpr.org ESPN Opens New Digital Center In Bristol Fired 'New York Times' Editor: 'Losing A Job You Love Hurts' http://wnpr.org/post/fired-new-york-times-editor-losing-job-you-love-hurts Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of <em>The New York Times</em>, addressed her <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/14/312516951/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-as-executive-editor">sudden and controversial firing</a> during a commencement address at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Monday.<p>"Sure, losing a job you love hurts," she admitted. "But the work I revered, journalism that holds powerful institutions and people accountable, is what makes our democracy so resilient. Mon, 19 May 2014 15:43:00 +0000 editor 22085 at http://wnpr.org Fired 'New York Times' Editor: 'Losing A Job You Love Hurts' Abramson To Wake Forest Grads: 'Show What You're Made Of' http://wnpr.org/post/abramson-wake-forest-grads-show-what-youre-made When Wake Forest University officials invited Jill Abramson to deliver this year's commencement speech, they probably didn't realize they'd be in the midst of one of the biggest media controversies of the year.<p>Abramson's comments to the university's graduating class Monday morning were her first <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/14/312516951/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-as-executive-editor">since being ousted as </a><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/14/312516951/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-as-executive-editor">New York Times</a></ Mon, 19 May 2014 15:34:26 +0000 Juana Summers 22087 at http://wnpr.org Abramson To Wake Forest Grads: 'Show What You're Made Of' The Nose Is Looking to Hire Jill Abramson http://wnpr.org/post/nose-looking-hire-jill-abramson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You'd think that the New York Times, after covering so many </span>sackings<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, would know how to fire its own editor without having it become one of the biggest, ugliest stories of the week. On today's show, we'll explore the presumption that the Great Gray Lady is run by sexist pork faces.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:46:13 +0000 Chion Wolf, Betsy Kaplan & Colin McEnroe 21954 at http://wnpr.org The Nose Is Looking to Hire Jill Abramson A Complicated First: A Black Editor Takes The Helm At The Gray Lady http://wnpr.org/post/complicated-first-black-editor-takes-helm-gray-lady When <em>New York Times</em> publisher Arthur Sulzberger <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/14/312516951/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-as-executive-editor">removed Jill Abramson from the paper's executive editor spot</a> on Wednesday, it stunned the media world. Abramson was the first woman to ever fill the paper's top post and was credited with helping right its fiscal ship, and much of the early coverage about just why she was pushed out centered on a possible dispute over her pay, which was less than her male predecessors' compensation. Fri, 16 May 2014 12:44:00 +0000 Gene Demby 21934 at http://wnpr.org A Complicated First: A Black Editor Takes The Helm At The Gray Lady Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It http://wnpr.org/post/are-filmmakers-using-drones-illegally-looks-it It is illegal in the U.S. to operate a drone for cash. That's the position of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/05/05/309746615/faa-head-safety-privacy-concerns-abound-in-regulating-drones">the Federal Aviation Administration</a> — which is in charge of protecting air space. But at least one industry has decided that it doesn't care and it's going to put drones to work anyway: the film industry.<p><strong>Drone </strong><strong>Startups</strong><strong> Hit Hollywood</strong><p>It's 4:45 a.m. in Southern California, but Jeff Blank is used to starting this early. Fri, 16 May 2014 07:41:00 +0000 editor 21936 at http://wnpr.org Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic http://wnpr.org/post/fcc-unveil-proposed-rules-govern-internet-traffic The Federal Communications Commission announced last month that it would propose new rules. In a blog post, Chairman Tom Wheeler insists that the open Internet rules will help maintain what's called network neutrality. That is, making certain that your Internet provider doesn't give a faster connection to a service that can pay more. <br /> Thu, 15 May 2014 07:42:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 21862 at http://wnpr.org FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic Hard 'G' Or Soft, The GIF Takes Its Place As A Modern Art Form http://wnpr.org/post/hard-g-or-soft-gif-takes-its-place-modern-art-form "!!!!"<p>That was the body of the note from NPR producer Evie Stone, along with a link to an exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image titled <a href="http://www.movingimage.us/exhibitions/2014/03/12/detail/the-reaction-gif-moving-image-as-gesture/">The Reaction GIF: Moving Image as Gesture</a>.<p>Obviously, Evie and I share a certain sensibility. Fri, 09 May 2014 15:46:47 +0000 Neda Ulaby 21558 at http://wnpr.org Hard 'G' Or Soft, The GIF Takes Its Place As A Modern Art Form Joust To The Music: Video Game Evolves Beyond The Screen http://wnpr.org/post/joust-music-video-game-evolves-beyond-screen On a plaza outside a hotel in Culver City, Calif., four people are stalking each other with PlayStation Move controllers. The devices look a bit like microphones, with glowing orbs on top lit up in pink, yellow and blue.<p>Video game designer Douglas Wilson is holding a portable speaker, blasting Johann Sebastian Bach's <em>Brandenburg</em><em> Concertos</em>.<p>From afar, this looks like some sort of public performance art. Fri, 09 May 2014 15:45:14 +0000 editor 21557 at http://wnpr.org Joust To The Music: Video Game Evolves Beyond The Screen NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President http://wnpr.org/post/npr-names-jarl-mohn-its-new-ceo-and-president Media industry veteran Jarl Mohn will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors has announced.<p>Mohn, 62, currently sits on the board of directors at several media organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and Web analytics company ComScore. Fri, 09 May 2014 14:54:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 21555 at http://wnpr.org NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President Documentary Film Looks At Teenagers’ Efforts To Adapt To Climate Change http://wnpr.org/post/documentary-film-looks-teenagers-efforts-adapt-climate-change <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wamc/audio/2014/05/patb4-28youth-climate-change-documentary.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit BrightBlue Ecomedia" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wamc/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201404/resilient-ones-documentary-ctsy-bright-blue-ecomedia.jpg" alt="" /><p>Experts agree that climate change is a global problem. A documentary film company in our region planned to look at how Adirondack communities are adapting to climate change. But&#160; the film’s producer changed his focus after encountering high school students at a Youth Climate Summit. Mon, 05 May 2014 14:41:39 +0000 Pat Bradley 21301 at http://wnpr.org Documentary Film Looks At Teenagers’ Efforts To Adapt To Climate Change The Scramble: David Folkenflik, Smart Guns, and Bearden http://wnpr.org/post/scramble-david-folkenflik-smart-guns-and-bearden <p>This hour on The Scramble our superguest is <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/4459112/david-folkenflik">David Folkenflik</a>. I don't have to tell you who David Folkenflik is, do I? I mean, you're public radio listeners. The superguest&nbsp;always sets the agenda, and David wants to talk about new journalism start-ups like <a href="http://www.vox.com/">Vox</a>, <a href="http://fivethirtyeight.com/">Five-Thirty Eight</a>, <a href="https://firstlook.org/">First Look</a>, &nbsp;and about what middle-aged digital brand names like <a href="http://www.slate.com/">Slate</a> are doing to survive.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:14:48 +0000 Chion Wolf, Betsy Kaplan & Colin McEnroe 21299 at http://wnpr.org The Scramble: David Folkenflik, Smart Guns, and Bearden Twitter CEO Hopes To Attract Users By Clearing The Clutter http://wnpr.org/post/twitter-ceo-hopes-attract-users-clearing-clutter Twitter is growing and its brand is spreading but Wall Street is unimpressed. On Tuesday, the company announced it had doubled its quarterly revenue from a year ago to $250 million. The social networking site also increased its number of active users to 255 million, up 25 percent from a year earlier.<p>But despite the gains, Wall Street analysts have called the growth tepid. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:25:00 +0000 NPR Staff 21084 at http://wnpr.org Twitter CEO Hopes To Attract Users By Clearing The Clutter Hillary Clinton On Journalism: Less Advocacy, More Explanation Needed http://wnpr.org/post/hillary-clinton-journalism-less-advocacy-more-explanation-needed <p>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the University of Connecticut last week. The speech was closed to the public, but she took questions, including one from UConn President Susan Herbst&nbsp;exploring the current state of journalism.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:45:14 +0000 Patrick Skahill 20814 at http://wnpr.org Hillary Clinton On Journalism: Less Advocacy, More Explanation Needed Salon.com's Editor-in-Chief Scrambles With Colin McEnroe http://wnpr.org/post/saloncoms-editor-chief-scrambles-colin-mcenroe <p>We cover a lot of ground on this hour's Scramble. We begin with the editor of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.salon.com" target="_blank">Salon.com</a>&nbsp;in&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">a conversation about a story that dominated the headlines this weekend, </span><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/alleged-donald-sterling-recording-is-the-latest-in-series-of-incidents-involving-clippers-owner/2014/04/27/c6fc2cc8-ce5c-11e3-937f-d3026234b51c_story.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">the racist remarks attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dave Daley sees Sterling and Nevada rancher </span>Cliven<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bundy as part of a pattern. I don't. Not exactly, anyway. Dave also talks about </span><a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/charlemagne/2014/04/thomas-piketty" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Thomas Piketty</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the first rock star economist in, well, a really long time.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Chion Wolf, Colin McEnroe & Betsy Kaplan 20807 at http://wnpr.org Salon.com's Editor-in-Chief Scrambles With Colin McEnroe Netflix Says It Will Raise New Customer Subscription Rates http://wnpr.org/post/netflix-says-it-will-raise-new-customer-subscription-rates Netflix, buoyed by its foray into original productions such as the political drama <em>House of Cards,</em> said Monday it has added 2.25 million new customers and plans to raise its new-subscriptions rate by $1 or $2 a month.<p>The video streaming service reported first quarter earnings of $53 million, or 86 cents a share. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:11:34 +0000 Scott Neuman 20565 at http://wnpr.org Netflix Says It Will Raise New Customer Subscription Rates