On The Media
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
During the Arab Spring, NPR's Andy Carvin used social media to report on uprisings happening a world away. Although Carvin's based in DC, his twitter stream became a reliable one-stop shop for news about events on the ground from Tunisia to Egypt, Libya to Bahrain.
Tonight, Carvin sits down with Brooke to talk about how he does what he does and what it might mean for the future of journalism.
You can follow along on the livestream below, and tweet Andy questions using the hashtag #OTMlive. We'll be live-tweeting the event as well.
Also, be sure to check out Andy's new book, Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution.
Friday, January 18, 2013
On the Media is currently looking for interns for our spring internship period, which runs from March 1 through May 31. If you're interested, and you are a student or recent graduate, please follow the instructions below to apply!
Friday, January 04, 2013
A special hour on privacy - license plate readers, national security letters, surveilling yourself so the government doesn't have to, and OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman on just how much we misunderstand our privacy online.
Friday, October 21, 2011
[THIS BLOG POST IS FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY]
Last week, we ran a piece about bleeping out obscenities on TV. We didn't have time to include the perspective of an OTM staff member who has extensive experience in removing obscenties from radio songs. So, at the risk of pulling back the curtain too much here at OTM, I'd like to introduce Jen Munson (the show's technical director) to the blog. Jen mixes individual segments of the show as well as mixing the final product. What is mixing, exactly? It's complicated, but I like to think of the difference between a mixed show and an unmixed show as the difference between the food you make at home and the food you get in a (good) restaurant. The two meals might have the same ingredients -- but it just somehow tastes better at the restaurant. Jen makes our show restaurant quality.
But long before she took to improving public radio shows she worked in the music business. Jen used to take obscenities out of pop songs. She was, in fact, a pre-eminent de-f**kalizer. I talked with Jen about how she got into that line of work.