Nikki Giovanni Remembers the Incredible Maya Angelou

Nikki Giovanni Remembers the Incredible Maya Angelou

By Pam Wright May 29, 2014

Poet, author and professor Nikki Giovanni remembered the renowned poet and activist Maya Angelou — who died Wednesday at her home — during an NPR broadcast Thursday. “I don’t know anybody, and I really don’t, who has gotten as much …

NPR’s “Car Talk” Hosts Retire, Twitter Reacts NPR’s “Car Talk” Hosts Retire, Twitter Reacts

For the longest time, whenever my family and I have gone on vacations and trips, on Saturday mornings, my dad has always wanted the radio turned to NPR for Car Talk, a talk show (hosted by National Public Radio) where …

NPR and TED Launch a New Radio Show NPR and TED Launch a New Radio Show

National Public Radio announced today that it will launch a new radio program later this month based on the TED conferences. TED, which stands for technology, entertainment, and design, holds conferences around the world that feature enlightening lectures of under …

Google’s Privacy Approach With Danny Sullivan and NPR Google’s Privacy Approach With Danny Sullivan and NPR

Google’s new privacy policy has been the topic of some discussion — although, perhaps not as much as expected — as their new multi-platform approach resulted in the creation of one privacy policy to rule them all, much like Sauron’s …

Obama’s Middle East Speech to Get Twitter Follow-Up Chat Obama’s Middle East Speech to Get Twitter Follow-Up Chat

Tomorrow at 11:40 am Eastern Time, President Obama will give a speech about United States policy in the Middle East and North Africa. The White House is looking to connect via social media to the public by announcing a live …

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller Steps Down
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NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller announced her resignation today. NPR sent us the following statement: The NPR Board of Directors announced today that it has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately. …

NPR Launches Local Online News Sites

National Public Radio, in collaboration with 12 NPR member stations, has launched a dozen topic focused news sites today, debuting its Argo Network, an online journalism venture created to produce in-depth local coverage.

Twitter is for Old People?
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I heard a story on NPR yesterday where they talked to kids about social networks. The popular opinion (at least among the kids talked to for the piece) was that Facebook was "in" and Twitter was for old people.

NPR Website Gets New Look

NPR has announced it has relaunched its website in an effort to make it easier to combine listening and reading, follow breaking news, comment on and share stories and find programming from local NPR stations.

The site is now organized to highlight news, arts & life and music. NPR says visitors to the sight will be able to follow news throughout the day, with top stories updated regularly. NPR’s news blog will offer discussions of the day’s news.

The site also offers a new search tool powered by Google that allows user to find programs or topics faster.

NYT Online Leader is the Next NPR CEO
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Vivian Schiller, the head of the New York Times’ online division has left her job to become the new President and CEO of NPR (National Public Radio). She replaces Dennis Haarsager, who’s been the interim CEO since former CEO Ken Stern left.

Journalist/Blogger Leroy Sievers Passes Away

Leroy Sievers passed away on Friday.

He won quite a few awards for his journalism and news production efforts over the years, working with NPR, CBS, and ABC.

NPR Launches Music site

National Public Radio has launched its own music site NPR Music.

Facebook Receives NPR Podcast Player
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I like listening to music, but when local stations can’t keep me interested, I turn to National Public Radio.  Facebook users will now have the same option, as the NPR Podcast Player has made its way onto the social networking site.

Death Knell Chimes For Internet Radio
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In March, the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board approved a proposal by SoundExchange, working on behalf of the RIAA, which would implement a significant increase in royalty rates for streaming audio providers. Realizing that these rates would put them under, online radio stations banded together in one last desperate appeal to the CRB to reconsider the decision.

Unfortunately for Internet radio providers, and for music lovers around the world, the judges at the CRB denied the appeal headed up by NPR and joined by several online radio stations.

RIAA: eCommerce Public Enemy #1
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With the future of industries such as online radio and peer-to-peer networking hanging in the balance, the pendulum of power is shifting from the hands of the suits at the RIAA into the hands of the public. Those who feel they have been wronged by the organization are collectively beginning to fight back.

RIAA Targets Michigan Students, Draws NPR Ire
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Privacy is a hot word around the blogosphere today; Google is protecting it and the RIAA is employing every trick in their playbook to circumvent a user’s right to privacy by pressuring ISPs and Universities to voluntarily hand over identifying information pertaining to users who are allegedly violating copyright law by sharing digital music over the school’s network.

It’s Time To Add Video To Your Content Strategy

The adoption of online video reflects several trends. Keep your eyes on the rapid growth of online video, says the Sun-Sentinel.