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NPR News Apps | How to Setup Your Mac to Develop News Applications Like We Do
The following steps will help you convert your laptop to hacktop, assuming you’re working on a new Mac with Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 installed. Each Mac operating system is a little different, so we’re starting from scratch with the latest OS.
npr  tutorial  programming 
june 2013 by tysone
What would public broadcasting do with $178 billion? - War Room - Salon.com
Americans are convinced 5 percent of the federal budget goes to NPR and PBS. Tote bags for everybody!
npr  government  budget  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
NPR letters: The tedious, annoying complaints of public radio listeners. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
Solving a seemingly impossible quest, Farhad Manjoo has discovered a group of people more annoying and self-satisfied than average NPR listeners: the people who write angry letters to NPR.
npr  community  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
NPR's Giffords Mistake: Re-Learning the Lesson of Checking Sources : NPR Ombudsman : NPR
While NPR made a significant mistake that dinged its credibility, it should be commended for quickly apologizing and being transparent. Rather than hurting NPR’s credibility, taking responsibility for the mistake should enhance it.
npr  ombudsman  journalism  ethics  twitter  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Blasts National Public Radio Brass as ‘Nazis’ - The Daily Beast
“They are, of course, Nazis. They have a kind of Nazi attitude. They are the left wing of Nazism. These guys don’t want any other point of view. They don’t even feel guilty using tax dollars to spout their propaganda. They are basically Air America with government funding to keep them alive.”   
foxnews  npr  roger_ailes  rhetoric  hyperbole 
november 2010 by tysone
A Man, A Plan And A Sharpie: 'The Great Typo Hunt'
Incensed by a "no tresspassing" sign, Jeff Deck launched a cross-country trip to right grammatical wrongs. He enlisted a friend, Benjamin D. Herson, and together they got to work erasing errant quotation marks, rectifying misspellings and cutting unnecessary possessive apostrophes.
forsnd  grammar  editing  language  npr 
august 2010 by tysone
Fresh Air too fresh for some, 2010
“Most of the comments I’ve received have to do with the salaciousness of Ms. Gross. She talks a lot about sexual issues and the language she uses — a lot of people of Mississippi are not accustomed to hearing. They’re not accustomed to hearing word ‘orgasm’ on the air, and three o’clock in the afternoon is not the best time to air this.” 
npr  language  hilarious 
july 2010 by tysone
YouTube - NPR: All Things D
This video was produced to introduce NPR President & CEO Vivian Schiller at the All Things D conference, June 2010.
npr  vivian_schiller 
june 2010 by tysone
Milken Institute Global Conference 2010 - The Future of Journalism: Who's Going to Report the News?
"Information wants to be free. On the other hand, journalists want to eat. Reflecting on the future of news, executives from different types of media outlets compared their various financial models and generally agreed that there would be no single way of doing business going forward."
journalism  prediction  bill_keller  npr  nytimes 
may 2010 by tysone
Ezra Klein - What makes NPR (and the Economist) so special?
my grand theory of the media right now is that the rise of online media made newsgathering an extremely crowded and quick marketplace. That's left a lot of publications that either aren't used to the competition (think newspapers) or aren't suited to the pace (think newsweeklies) a bit confused about their identity.
ezra_klein  washingtonpost  journalism  npr  economist 
april 2010 by tysone
New York's Hipsters Too Cool For The Census : NPR
Many New York City residents aren't returning their census forms. The return rate is only around 50 percent, but the lowest rate of return (around 30 percent) is the hipster enclave of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These young, recent graduates with ironic mustaches and plaid shirts are apparently too busy tweeting to fill out a simple census form.
census  idiot_hipsters  npr 
april 2010 by tysone
WASP: Women With Wings In WWII : NPR
About 1,100 young women flew military aircraft stateside during World War II as part of a program called Women Airforce Service Pilots — WASP for short. These civilian volunteers ferried and tested planes so male pilots could head to combat duty. The groundbreaking program lasted only two years and nearly fell through the cracks of history.
multimedia  npr  history  wwii 
march 2010 by tysone
NPR Hires Key Staff For Local News Effort; Finalizes Station List | paidContent
NPR is putting the pieces in place for a summer launch of its ambitious local news effort, known internally as Project Argo. Named by digital head Kinsey Wilson with Jason and the Argonauts in mind ... USA Today vet Joel Sucherman starts as project director while the Knight Foundation’s Matt Thompson, co-producer of viral hit Epic 2004, joins as editorial product manager.
npr  usatoday  local  journalism  knight 
december 2009 by tysone
The World's Largest Camera Is On Wheels - The Picture Show Blog : NPR
It's not often that a photographer can literally stand inside of his camera. But Shaun Irving, who has transformed a truck into a giant, mobile camera obscura, does it all the time. And he says it's the largest, mobile camera in the world.
photography  npr 
november 2009 by tysone
What Happens When Stuff Breaks On NPR.org - Inside NPR.org Blog : NPR
The error handling system that we've developed has been through several rounds of incremental improvements, starting with writing to a log, then emailing a developer, and now updating our issue tracking system.
npr  javascript  errors  qa 
november 2009 by tysone
Lianablog - Your NPR Name
So finally, after years of Fresh Air sign-off ambitions, we came up with a system for creating our own NPR Names. Here’s how it works: You take your middle initial and insert it somewhere into your first name. Then you add on the smallest foreign town you’ve ever visited... Guess that makes me Tyscone Tamarindo?
npr  funny 
may 2009 by tysone
NPR: Power Hungry: Visualizing The U.S. Electric Grid
The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation's electrical systems.
npr  visualization  energy 
april 2009 by tysone
NPR CEO Vivian Schiller: ‘A crisis we will not waste’ | CyberJournalist.net
“This is a crisis we will not waste. The answer for us is not to retrench and just go back to what we do best, but to regroup, we have to innovate, we have to push, we have to take risks, we have to accept that it’s OK to fail on certain efforts. This is one of those moments where people are tested. And the news industry is being tested… It’s scary, it’s risky, the revenue models are unsure. But we have no choice.”
npr  vivian_schiller  revenue  prediction 
april 2009 by tysone
Will NPR Save the News? | Fast Company
The most successful hybrid of old and new media comes from the last place you'd expect. How NPR's digital smarts, nonprofit structure, and good old-fashioned shoe leather just might save the news.
journalism  prediction  npr 
march 2009 by tysone
God save National Public Radio - MarketWatch
As I listened to Schiller evangelize the virtues of NPR, I half expected her to close her eyes respectfully, place a hand over her heart and declare: "God save National Public Radio!"
npr  vivian_schiller 
february 2009 by tysone

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