Author: benadair

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Is Andrew Mason creating the future of audio?


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Audio–from Serial and Startup to Radiotopia and Reveal–is having a moment. There’s no doubt about that. Over the last two years, documentary audio (and all spoken word) has finally been dragged into the 21st century. First, broadband collapsed the weight of downloading big audio files. Then, LTE connectivity (not to mention more rational data pricing)

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Reveal wins a Peabody


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The show I’m creating with the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX has been honored with a 2014 Peabody Award, the highest award in broadcasting. We won for a story in our first pilot that showed how the US Veteran Affairs Health Administration is overprescribing opioid painkillers to vets – a 270% increase over the

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Working Backwards to the Story


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John Gruber at Daring Fireball posted a great read about Steve Jobs’ first days back at Apple in the late 90s – when he was charged with saving the company he created. Big block quote on this excerpt from WWDC97: One of the things I’ve always found is that you’ve got to start with the

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Impact.


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Despite the federal shutdown, the US House Committee on Veteran Affairs is holding a hearing tomorrow on the over-prescription of addictive painkillers to vets. This comes directly from our lead story on Reveal. Link: http://veterans.house.gov/hearing/between-peril-and-promise-facing-the-dangers-of-va’s-skyrocketing-use-of-prescription  Click here for more about Reveal.

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Reveal: More Press + Station Adds


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Great press continues to roll in for Reveal, including write-ups in USA Today and Columbia Journalism Review. We’ve also added over 100 stations for the pilot, including now 9 of the top 10 markets. New Yorkers, be sure to tune in on WNYC this weekend: Sat @ 6am (93.9 FM), Sat @ 2pm (820AM), Sun @

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Key your car? Really, Malibu?


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Is this 1-star review for Our Malibu Beaches a word of caution or a not-so-veiled threat? A bad idea By max x from United States about Our Malibu Beaches (version 1.3.6, Apple App Store) on Sep 04, 2013 A guide to beaches where the locals will key your cars while you are forced to sit

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Robert “Rosie” Rosenthal on Reveal


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Legendary journalist and Center for Investigative Reporting e.d. Robert Rosenthal just posted about the aims and goals of Reveal. I’ll have more on my particular interest in the project soon. “We know that the public cares about deeply reported stories that hold the powerful accountable and give voice to the voiceless. But too often, those

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Public media’s trade mag on Reveal


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Current.org, the public media trade magazine, did a lengthy feature on my latest project Reveal. Public Radio Exchange is adding a new weekly show to its development slate —  Reveal, a joint production with the Center for Investigative Journalism. Reveal is scheduled to hit the air next year, so PRX and CIR are producing a pilot to

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Reveal Radio


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What do you get when you cross the best journalists on the planet with a public media company that truly understands 2013’s media landscape? A few more public-facing details about this only-just-now-no-longer-secret project are on my project page. For now, there’s barely time to post – we’re in the thick of a production marathon. More

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