Dial For News: When Crisis Strikes, The Simplest Technology Can Be The Best
What if accessing the latest news was as simple as dialing a phone number? No fiddling with apps, no Wi-Fi, no special hardware.
Are Your Broadcast Segments Up To Snuff For Digital Platforms?
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.
You've Heard Of Podcasts. Now, Make Way For 'Microcasts'
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.
A First Pass At Interactive Live Radio
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 listeners?
What Is The Future Of Public Radio? WBUR Wants To Find Out — And Help Shape It
From car dashboards to smart speakers, radio is edging toward an existential crisis. Project CITRUS wants to help prepare for these tectonic shifts.
Keep Calm And Make A Microcast: A Not-So-Brief Look Inside ‘Coronavirus, Briefly’
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.
What We Learned Making Our First Microcast: 'Morning Conditions'
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.