Are the Core Values still relevant?
“The Daily” was born out of a traditional public radio format. What does that format look like when powered by Times journalism and a newsroom of over 1,500 journalists worldwide? Hear from “The Daily” host Michael Barbaro, along with Theo Balcomb, the show’s managing producer, as they share what they’ve learned from combining the best practices of public radio with classic New York Times journalism to create a new form of audio storytelling.
The podcast landscape has now gotten much more interesting. Google's new podcast strategy has the potential to dramatically change two areas that have hampered podcasting: recommendation and discovery. The combination of new tools from the world's largest data company, improved functionality on the largest handset install base and the emergence of AI and machine learning will be the topic in this General Session. Join the founder of Google Podcasts and an expert in AI to learn what this means for public media.
This practical, hands-on workshop will teach you to create more options for your on-air delivery, using techniques to expand and release your voice.
Community engagement has reached a new inflection point. The promise of expanded skills that facilitate deeper, richer relationships with a wider cross section of our community is smacking headlong into cynicism as it's being dismissed as the flavor of the day/ month/ year.
Misunderstanding of the discipline, and what it offers, abounds. In some organizations, engagement has collapsed into Audience Outreach and Diversity & Inclusion plans. At others, the focus on relationships has allowed teams to expand and modernize the concept of public service.
We all know the value of introducing new audiences to public radio, and retaining loyal listeners, but how are we actually adapting to meet changing needs and demographics? Do our staff and programs reflect the audiences we currently serve and seek? Are we meeting them where they are, or simply hoping they’ll find us? What are we doing to earn their trust and loyalty, given the dizzying array of new media outlets and sources?
This General Session will feature true audio artists in a conversation about the power of their craft in the world of the earbud.
What's changed in the last 10 years? The American population. The platforms they use and the value they place in their media-enabling technology. The baselines of trust, authority and authenticity and agency.
With culture, technology and leadership as the primary lenses, this General Session will focus on how we evolve and grow public service media in the face of monumental, unrelenting change.