PRX is part of the CPB Digital Collaboration on the Economic Crisis, which is uniting public media outlets and helping them share content during these difficult times.
Here’s an excerpt from the official press release:
“The partners in this collaboration, including NPR, PBS, The NewsHour, PRX, The World (PRI), Marketplace (APM), Youth Radio, Capitol News Connection, Public Interactive and KQED, will provide comprehensive, thoughtful coverage of the American economy and its global linkages across multiple platforms. Content, including audio, video, blogs, podcasts, widgets and more will be available to all stations. Stations will play an essential role in customizing and delivering this content as well as in engaging their communities utilizing these resources.”
Here’s an excerpt from a recent article on EconomyStory via American University’s Center for Social Media:
“One PRX-created site, EconomyStory.org, serves as a central hub for showcasing the tools and resources developed by partner organizations…I recently spoke with Laura Hertzfeld, Managing Editor of EconomyStory.org, who described the project. She notes that the site’s functions are multifold: it serves as a central spot to showcase and explain the work of the collaborators, it examines how current events relate to the collaboration, and it addresses the gap between local and national coverage on the economic crisis. ‘Public media does two things really well,’ explains Hertzfeld. ‘First, it’s good at looking at data and analyzing data and second, it’s good at telling great personal, human-interest stories. Economy Story is working to connect those two things.'”
In addition to EconomyStory and EconomyBeat, we are highlighting economy pieces in our newsletters and playlists on PRX.org. Are you a PRX producer or station? Post your economy work to PRX and let us know what you have!