Journalists and War

This week as we arrive at two years in Iraq, Mark Kramer, Director of the Niemen Program on Narrative Journalism at Harvard asks, “what is the reporter’s place on the battlefield and in the news?” Seymour Hersh, Molly Bingham and David Finkel respond. It’s one of the most popular specials on PRX, airing on stations in Ohio, Florida, Minnesota, California, Montana, Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts, Utah and Missouri. PRX editorial board reviewer Geo Beach says it’s an invitation to look inside the business of journalism, so come listen in.

Journalists and War

Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism, 59:31

Beta Release of New Member Tools

Update: The beta tools have been released officially. You can no longer download them here. Instead get them from the
Member Tools Download Page.

After much work and testing, we’re releasing a beta version of our free member tools, the PRX encoder and uploader.

A beta version?

We’re offering these tools to PRX members before a planned wider release to the public radio community. We’re eager to hear feedback from all levels of experience with PRX, so grab a copy and send your impressions to

help (at) prx (dot) org

12/17/2004 PRX Encoder/Uploader for Macintosh and Windows (beta)
  • files are encoded to the new PRSS ContentDepot standard 44.1 kHz (was 48), 128kbps mono / 256kbps stereo
  • “.cda” audio files can now be dragged directly from audio CD onto the Windows encoder
  • fix for infrequent audio channel issue on Windows and obscure samplerate/format combinations

Update: The beta tools have been released officially. You can no longer download them here. Instead get them from the
Member Tools Download Page.

PRX @ PRPD

Update: photos

The Public Radio Exchange team will be in Phoenix at the annual Public Radio Program Directors’ conference September 10-13. PRX will have a booth and conference attendees will get a first look at version 1.0 of the PRX!

PRX and the Public Radio Collaboration

PRX is gearing up to work with this year’s Public Radio Collaboration – a coalition of public radio stations and producers across the country sharing programs and crafting their local air, all during the same week (November 3-9), to create a national conversationon on the issue of “Whose Democracy Is It?” PRX will host the audio and related materials for Collaboration programs as they become available in mid-September 2003, in preparation for the coordinated week of programming November 3-9. Collaboration producers will upload their content to PRX, and stations will be given free trial accounts on PRX to audition, review, and download via PRX. The Collaboration is “a coalition of public radio stations and producers across the country sharing programs and crafting their local air, all during the same week, to create a national conversation. This year, the week is November 3-9. And the issue is “Whose Democracy Is It?”

AIR member spotlight

UPDATE: Chat transcript posted online.
PRX Executive Director Jake Shapiro is the guest this week on the Association of Independents in Radio “member spotlight”. The live online chat will take place Tuesday, August 12 from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. Jake will discuss PRX, its development and plans for the future, as well as his own career in and out of public radio that led to working on PRX.

Beta-Testing

PRX is currently in early beta-testing of the new web application that supports the full range of PRX services. We are about to invite a limited number of producers, stations, and others to help us test and tweak the site. If you’re interested in being a beta-tester (sorry, not a paid gig!) Steve Schultze, PRX Technical Manager (steve <a> prx.org).