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Nuggets of Twitter Wisdom on Succeeding with Podcasting

On Tuesday I participated in a Twitter chat about podcasting organized by MediaShift as part of their EducationShift chat series.  Stacy Forster of the University of Wisconsin-Madison moderated the chat, and we were joined by impressive panel of podcasting, journalism and education experts, including MediaShift’s Mark Glaser, host of The Mediatwits podcast; Jule Gardner Banville, of the University […]

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RIP Student Media Advocate Dan Reimold

After publishing College Radio Watch on Friday, I was shocked to hear the news that Dan Reimold had died. I was a huge fan of Dan’s work and felt like he was a kindred spirit, with his passion and advocacy for student media. Dan was an assistant professor of journalism at St. Joseph’s University in […]

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Independent journalists broadcast clandestine radio stations inside Syria

Last week I asked what outside and independent news and information sources are available inside Syria. In particular, I wondered what radio outlets are available. Tom Fudge, news director of KPBS, provides an answer to my question in a story aired last Thursday. He talked with a handful of independent Syrian journalists who visited San […]

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Free Speech Radio News asks supporters to "keep the flame burning"

Free Speech Radio News asks supporters to “keep the flame burning”

Producing a daily, grassroots and nonprofit with an international scope is not an easy business. Free Speech Radio News has been pulling it off for more than a dozen years, since Pacifica Reporters Against Censorship went on strike from the Pacifica Network and turned their efforts to an independent, collectively run newscast. While FSRN is […]

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Two Knight News Challenge Grants go to radio orgs

The Knight Foundation has taken a lead in funding grants for promising new ideas for journalism, in particular those that exploit opportunities in digital media and are local in focus. The Knight News Challenge Grant is providing $2.74 million in funding to twelve projects that aim to inform specific geographic communities. The winners were announced […]

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Radio, Apparently, Is Not Part of Chicago's Media Future. But It Should Be.

This past Saturday I attended the Chicago Media Future Conference, which was an unofficial follow-up to the Chicago Journalism Town Hall held in February. Both events intended to address the current perceived crisis in journalism as evidenced with the closure of papers, reporters getting laid off and a sharp decline in ad revenue. One attendee […]

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