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Come on, and lean in. Here's the Localore lowdown. In the Spotlight, Executive Editor Noland Walker calls for producers eager to up public media's ingenuity quotient, and for stations ready to dig deeper into their neighborhoods to unearth new stories and storytellers. If seeing is believing, our launch video will get you there.
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WATCH: The Localore Launch (6:35)
This Indie Filmmaker Crosses Over
By Noland Walker
Last month, AIR launches an exciting new initiative aimed at nothing less than widening the reach of public broadcasting and broadening its service to the American public. To this end, Localore will identify talented, inspired, and highly motivated media makers — radio and television producers, reporters, filmmakers, gearheads, and sound artists — and provide them with the resources and support to take public media "outside" to the far reaches of communities where public broadcasting is seldom engaged. They'll do this by creating collaborative projects with public media stations around the country. In this way, AIR hopes to build new capacity for experimentation in local markets and encourage a new culture of research and development.
Administered by AIR and funded by CPB, the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, and the NEA, Localore will distribute more than $1 million to 10 producers leading the projects.
Localore's executive editor, Noland Walker, introduces you to himself and the project.
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Third Coast Filmless Festival
Is Chicago in your future this fall? Consider making a date with Third Coast and their annual celebration of sound, story, and listening. There'll be audio documentaries, producer Q&As, and an awards ceremony honoring the winners of the TCF/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.
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Integrated Media Association (IMA) Conference
For the second year, IMA offers a public media "preconference" to the SXSW Conference convening in March. There will be a CEO summit, and sessions are beginning to take shape. There are discounts for early registrants. Keep your eye on this space for new details.
SXSW / Interactive
The 19th annual SXSW® Interactive Festival attracts many of those envisioning and influencing future creative technology. Great networking, stimulating presentations — the contingent of pubmedia makers has grown in recent years. Find out more here.
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