"The Changing Time": A message from Sue Schardt, AIR Executive Director (5:30)
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Producers Step into the Media Shift with AIR Mentoring
By Steve Rowland
Steve Rowland is a former president of the AIR Board of Directors and was the first director of AIR's mentoring program, a program that has provided
guidance to scores of producers since 1994. Steve recently had the opportunity to trade roles, moving from longtime mentor to become a mentee of the
fabulous young photographer Josh Cogan. With his unique vantage point, Steve reveals how the AIR mentoring program is key in helping producers through
this revolutionary period of transition in the digital tools we use and the ways we share our work.
At PRPD with AIR and Third Coast
September 15–18, 2009
You can still squeak in under the wire for the public radio programming conference. Producers and PDs alike are Cleveland bound, and we hope you are too,
AIR conference rates and other financial discounts to
make it easier to get to Cleveland and get around town. Be sure to listen to this
month's AIRmuse for more details on special sessions produced via AIR's collaboration with PRPD and the Third Coast Audio Festival.
Producer Meeting (Association of Independents in Radio, Inc.)
"Public Media's Moment"
September 15 2009
Public radio is evolving top to bottom — from audio craft to business strategy to distribution. What do we pay attention to? It's a balancing act,
for sure: pay the mortgage or take a creative leap to experiment with a new, untested idea or tool? We need to step aside to let in new
voices/approaches, but how to do this without sacrificing core practice/practitioners? Then there's just plain sanity. Is it really possible
to not only survive but also to thrive and drive the change underway? We won't have all the answers, but we'll have good discussion with
FreePress's Candace Clement, co-author of
Public Media's Moment; the Kitchen Sisters'
Davia Nelson; PRX's John Barth, and AIR's Executive Director Sue Schardt. All are welcome.
Across the U.S. and the world
Modeled after Earth Day, this one-day event is sponsored by a number of organizations and individuals AIR supports and admires. These organizations
and activists work to broaden the public's awareness of Internet and Web issues while fanning the flames of participation." They have growing numbers
of cluster "teams" in cities across the U.S. and the world who will make up this event. Have a look
and learn more.
New York Arts Summit
Innovation & Technology Building Social Capital
September 22–23, 2009
It's billed as the "largest gathering of arts leaders, presenters, decision-makers, artists, and arts advocates throughout New York State."
More on speakers and topics here.
The Tide of MQ2
MQ2 producers crossed the finish line (panting) on August 31st with this first round of projects charged with "shaping the sound of tomorrow."
Click around to hear and see some of the latest updates.
Sunlight Found You from Anita Johnson and Beyond the Odds
In Verse/Lu Olkowski's soon-to-launch iPhone app
Kara Oehler and Ann Heppermann's Mapping Main Street
made a big launch/splash via MQ2's terrific partnership with NPR's Weekend Edition and NPR.org; and check out their
recent map on Google Maps Mania
Meet CyberFrequencies' Queena Kim, aka
guest blogger on NPR's Soapbox
Track MQ2 projects on YouTube.
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MQ2 playlist on PRX
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