Although my primary focus at NPR is on the digital news desk — in other words, writing web-only content — I was able to develop my radio skills as well.
The work that I did on air almost always had an online component. I was often just supplementing my normal digital news workload with a radio version. Take a listen, and check out the stories online.
FACEBOOK TURNS 10
This was a four-minute piece on NPR’s Morning Edition on Feb. 4, 2014, that accompanied an online story: Facebook At 10: Amid Doubters, Company Eyes Next Growth Phase. I conducted and recorded the interviews, wrote the script and edited the audio I wanted to use.
The following “spot,” or 1-minute news update, aired during an NPR newscast that same day. You’ll hear that it’s a shorter and slightly different version of the related piece, and it uses a different portion of my interview.
PRESERVING OLD SOUND
Another radio piece for the technology team — this one’s on the efforts to save audio off of old, deteriorating formats. It aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on March 23, 2014. The online version of the story is here: Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time.
TURKEY, MEET TWITTER
A spot for NPR newscast on March 21, 2014, accompanies my online All Tech Considered post on Turkey banning Twitter for its residents: So You Want To Evade Your Country’s Twitter Ban? A Workaround.
CANDY CRUSH IPO
A spot on the popular game Candy Crush Saga’s earnings (almost $1.9 billion!) aired on Feb. 19, 2014, on two NPR newscasts.
This spot aired during an NPR newscast on Feb. 11, 2014. It accompanied an online post that has extended coverage of the event: The Internet Flexes Political Muscle With Anti-NSA Protest.
AMAZON UNION VOTE
My first spot on NPR newscast aired on Jan. 17, 2014. It followed an online post from the day before: First Union Vote At An Amazon Warehouse In The U.S. Fails.