The person crafting the overall sound and content of your local public radio station usually is the program director, and I have the honor of speaking at an annual gathering of PD's
from across the nation this week.Uncommon Indicators
My first talk is about a WNYC community crowdsourcing project called Your Uncommon Economic Indicators
, which began just about a year ago when the economy collapsed. It focuses on getting people to contribute insights about the economy from their neighborhoods.
It has grown to include some special side projects. One is Halted Development
, a look at unfinished or vacant housing in New York City (link to big map is here
). Another is a video contest
, in which this video
took first place.
The slides I used in my presentation are available as zipped PowerPoint
files (both about 30MB) and as a pdf
(3.5MB).Collaboration as Dating
The second presentation is with Tom Detzel
about the great partnership WNYC has had with ProPublica, including how it came to be and how we've make some great journalism together.
Part of my discussion is stolen from my earlier blog post
using dating as a guide to successful collaborations. The handout I'm giving to people in the room is here as a pdf
I'll update this post if/when audio or video of the talks are made available.