Radiotopia Shows Make up 1/3 of Third Coast Winners

Winners of the 2015 Third Coast Audio Festival/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition — honoring the best new audio works — were announced today. Three of the nine winners are from Radiotopia, PRX’s podcast network. Congratulations to all!

The category in which each winner falls (like Best New Artist, and so on) will be announced on October 24th during the awards ceremony at the Filmless Festival in Chicago. Take a listen to the winning episodes from Radiotopia shows below:

695BGK (USA)
Produced by Lauren Spohrer and Phoebe Judge for Criminal

The Living Room (USA)
Produced by Briana Breen with editing, mixing and scoring by Brendan Baker for Love + Radio

Structural Integrity (USA)
Produced by Joel Werner and Sam Greenspan with editor Roman Mars for 99% Invisible

PRX at PRPD 2015

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PRX will be at PRPD next week in full force, hosting parties, participating in panels, and manning our suite in room #1566.

Here are all of the details:

MONDAY SEPT 28
Public Media Women in Leadership Reception hosted by CPB & PRX 
7 PM
Let’s raise a glass in celebration of women in our industry and hear from leaders in the field about new opportunities. Join us in the PRX Suite room #1566. Space is limited so please RSVP at the PMWL Facebook group page.  

WEDNESDAY SEPT 30  

PRIVATE BRIEFING: Details on the launch of Reveal weekly

Please join PRX and The Center for Investigative Reporting for details on the WEEKLY version of Reveal, coming 2016. 
Meet Reveal EP Kevin Sullivan, Reveal host Al Letson and CIR and PRX crew – get your questions answered about the next step with this Peabody award-winning show. 

Pick one of two private briefings on the launch of the weekly Reveal:

  • 10:30AM to noon in the PRX suite room #1566
  • 1:45PM to 3PM in the PRX suite room #1566

Make your reservation for the time that best fits your PRPD schedule. When you sign up, provide a textable mobile number or just swing by the PRX booth so we can confirm. 

The Talent Development Super Session

9AM to 10:30AM
Join PRX Chief Content Officer John Barth and others (http://prpd.org/conference/2015/agenda.aspx)  for a deep dive into identifying, developing and nurturing the talent we need to take public radio into the next generation of service.
The Moth LIVE
7:30 PM Byham Theatre 101 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 
It’s a hit on more than 500 stations, probably yours. Join us for the laughs, tears and power of live storytelling that only The Moth can deliver. Pay close attention for a very special PRX musical guest!


THURSDAY OCT 1 
  
BREAKOUT SESSION: Fact and Fiction from the Frontlines of the Podcast Revolution

10:45AM to 11:45AM Location: TBA
Get the inside track on podcasting from talent, to production dynamics, to revenue challenges, moderated by PRX COO Kerri Hoffman (Hot Pod newsletter recently called her the ‘badass of podcasting!”) Bring questions!
 
BREAKOUT SESSION: Deep Impact: Deciding to do investigative reporting
1:45PM to 2:45PM Location: TBA
Moderated by Reveal EP Kevin Sullivan, MPR’s  Madeleine Baran (duPont Award winner for investigative reporting) and Patrick Madden of WAMU will discuss the pluses and minuses of investigative reporting in local markets and how prepared – or unprepared – stations are for this challenge. 

Meet the PRX Staff

We’ll all be on hand to meet with you.

  • CEO Jake Shapiro
  • COO Kerri Hoffman
  • Chief Content Officer John Barth
  • Station Relations Director Kathleen Unwin
  • Content Coordinator Genevieve Sponsler
  • Marketing Director Maggie Taylor

We’re here to discuss:

  • Reveal Weekly
  • The Moth Radio Hour
  • Sound Opinions
  • PRX Remix
  • Program distribution
  • Content and talent development
  • New programs
  • Podcasting

See the full conference agenda here.

Welcome Maggie Taylor!

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Hi everyone! My name is Maggie Taylor and I am very excited to be joining PRX as the new Director of Marketing, and to be making my first foray into both the public media and nonprofit spaces.

I obtained my undergraduate degree in Public Relations from the University of Rhode Island. Since then, I have built a marketing background that’s heavy in tech and start-ups, in both the B2B and consumer spaces. I love working directly with consumers, and using PR, influencers, and social media tools to help grow brand awareness and adoption. I enjoy representing the voice of a brand, and the opportunity to facilitate new customer exposure. I’m also an avid reader and writer, and like to create engaging pieces of content and experiences. I love public radio and listening to podcasts; I remain in constant awe of their ability to create such intimate relationships between host and listener. It reminds me of a quote from the book “All the Light We Cannot See”: “Radio: it ties a million ears to a single mouth.”

On the personal side, I hail from the Seacoast area of NH, but had the pleasure of living out a West Coast adventure in San Francisco for two years, and returned last summer via a cross-country road trip. In my spare time I love traveling, food, reading, and spending time with my friends and family. I also have a penchant for song memorization and, consequently, karaoke.

I’m delighted to join this intimate and passionate team to help craft and spread the unique PRX story to a large, diverse audience. I’d love to personally connect with all of our readers and listeners, so please feel free to reach out and introduce yourself: maggie.taylor@prx.org.