The latest from Project CITRUS
What if accessing the latest news was as simple as dialing a phone number? No fiddling with apps, no Wi-Fi, no special hardware.
As public radio barrels toward a future where digital listening is the default, we'll have to do a lot more than create new content for those platforms.
Microcasts are little audio shows that brief a listener on a single, usually tightly thematic topic in under 5 (or at most 10) minutes. They also typically require less production.
How might WBUR's on-air reporting look on a smart display?
At WBUR, we often tease a feature story or ongoing series the night before it airs. It's a mental bookmark for our hardcore, round-the-clock audience. But what about more casual...
How we used AI and geotargeting to turn WBUR's growing coronavirus database into short, localized audio content.
If you're creating short, spoken-word audio, you obviously want to get it out to as many people as possible. Have you thought about Twitter?
As technology advances, it inevitably leaves people behind.
You want your short spoken-word files to play inside of Twitter. We're here to help.
Think of all the online shopping carts you've abandoned because you forgot your password, or because your credit card was in the other room. That hesitancy, that frustration, that inertia...
The pandemic might have robbed journalists of free newsroom pizza this election night, but it failed to stifle their innovation and creativity.
Keeping up with technological shifts in public media and across journalism is hard. We hope this list makes it a little easier.
"Mass. Ballot Guide" is WBUR's latest voice skill. It's an interactive companion to our explanatory coverage on statewide ballot questions in the 2020 election.
Our latest microcast grew out of the urgency of the coronavirus pandemic. And we've learned a great deal from making it, every Monday through Friday (and counting) since March.
On a raw autumn evening in 1999, I attended a consumer focus group for Newbury Comics. That evening should be a distant memory. But I find myself thinking about it...
The Amazon interface for creating Alexa intents and utterances is incredibly useful. At the same time, it can be very limiting.
Nowadays, there are many platforms that distribute audio by inserting it into a queue alongside segments from other producers — which means the specs on your MP3s really matter.
"Flash briefings" are a way to build a customized newscast for your Alexa-enabled device.
The Consumer Electronics Show is a completely overwhelming experience. But Project CITRUS can't get a bead on the future of radio if we don't know what the future — and,...
What's a microcast? Well, it's a term that's still being defined. But at Project CITRUS we describe it as a shorter, newsier, timelier, more ephemeral podcast.