GenevieveKickstarting PubMedia, PRX Tips, & Opportunities

Genevieve posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 | PRX, Sync: Producer Newsletter

There are great workshops for producers on both coasts coming up. Take advantage of them! Plus get our latest PRX news and tips after the jump.


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Hello!

The warm season is short here in Cambridge — we’re packing summer in! We worked with producers to deliver two big productions, published a curated Kickstarter page, and launched the Radiolab App for iPhone and Android. And office mascot Bailey now has her own space-time portal to get to work through our blackboard*.

More below! Take a look.

-Genevieve Sponsler
Member Support and Editorial Associate

PRX just launched a curated page on Kickstarter (kickstarter.com/prx) to promote public media projects that could use a kick… like Blank on Blank, a new nonprofit that is looking for 30 lost interviews in 30 days.

Blank on Blank turns audio — outtakes from reporters, unpublished gems left on tape in drawers — into a podcast and radio program. Help create an American interview archive and submit your tape!

Our Kickstarter page also features successful past projects to show various ways pubmedia groups have used crowd-funding. We think there is great potential here for similar projects.

Are you Kickstarting? Do you know good projects that need attention? Drop us a line.

Full PRX Kickstarter announcement | FAQ & Tips

PRX News

PRX on your phone/iPad/mobile internet machine
In case you missed our prior announcements, PRX.org has a new audio player which works on mobile devices. Which reminds us, have you used PRX’s embeddable audio players to put your work on blogs and websites so people can listen anywhere?

The Remix is coming
Public Radio Remix, our stream of pieces from PRX, is coming to Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WOUB in Ohio. That’s 10 stations in addition to XM123.

“7 and 7″ webinars
We recently hosted two webinars where seven producers got seven min. each to pitch upcoming programs to stations. Stay tuned for chances to participate when we do this again.

Opportunities

Third Coast, of course!
Submit your best work by July 9 for a chance at certified radio glory. Upload your competition piece to PRX and let us know.


Pitches Wanted

KCRW’s Independent Producer Project
They’re looking for 3-4 min. stories that say something about summer in LA. To pitch, head here. Questions?

Backstory with the American History Guys is now weekly…
So they need your pitches! Shows on scandal, beach bodies, corporations… see the list.


Workshops East and West — Don’t miss them!

Get in the radio kitchen with a Kitchen Sister
Davia Nelson of the Kitchen Sisters is holding two recording and interviewing workshops in San Francisco on July 19. Hone your skills! More info.

Sounds Elemental with AIR
Inspire new ways of thinking with five-day intensives in Brooklyn: Magnetism (June 25 – 29) or Gravity (Dec. 17 – 21).

Fund your bliss in Portlandia
Peabody winner Dmae Roberts presents small-group seminars in Portland, Ore. in July (7-8 and 21): Interviewing & Recording and Funding Your Bliss Grantwriting.

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