Journalism http://kplu.org en How do you make a Radiolab? http://kplu.org/post/how-do-you-make-radiolab <p>One of public radios most creative storytelling teams is in Seattle this weekend –&nbsp;turning radio into a live theater performance.</p><p>Radiolab calls itself a show about curiosity. KPLU science reporter Keith Seinfeld talked with the <a href="http://www.radiolab.org/about/">show’s two hosts</a> about how they make science come alive, and then turn it into live theater.</p><p><em>(Listen to the interview ... and for serious Jad &amp; Robert fans, we've added an extra 3 minute excerpt that didn't fit into the edited interview.)</em></p><p><em>(For information about the shows on Friday and Saturday, visit the <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1251428">KPLU calendar page</a>.)</em></p><p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:40:52 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6075 at http://kplu.org How do you make a Radiolab? Radio's 'This American Life' retracts Apple story http://kplu.org/post/radios-american-life-retracts-apple-story <p>CHICAGO &mdash; The public radio program &quot;This American Life&quot; is retracting a story broadcast in January about Apple&#39;s operations in China, citing &quot;numerous fabrications.&quot;</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 22:39:02 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU 4463 at http://kplu.org Student journalists explore the trouble with water in coverage of symposium http://kplu.org/post/student-journalists-explore-trouble-water-coverage-symposium <p>With the quality of water worldwide declining and the increasing scarcity of it in many places becoming more prominent, student journalists at Pacific Lutheran University took up a challenge by KPLU to cover a local symposium on water.</p><p>&quot;Our Thirsty Planet&quot; centers on the exploitation and need for clean water around the world and is put on by <a href="http://www.plu.edu/ourthirstyplanet/Program%20Schedule/home.php">Pacific Lutheran University&rsquo;s Wang Center for Global Education</a>. The symposium is under way and the students have begun publishing their efforts on &quot;<a href="http://h2oforthought.wordpress.com">Water For Thought</a>,&quot; a Website created for this experiment in student-sourced journalism.</p><p>You can check out their work on that site and follow them on Twitter at @waterforthought.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:21:07 +0000 Jake Ellison 4243 at http://kplu.org Student journalists explore the trouble with water in coverage of symposium Jazz journalists honor local "Jazz Hero" http://kplu.org/post/jazz-journalists-honor-local-jazz-hero <p><a href="http://www.jazzhouse.org/noff/?page_id=10">The Jazz Journalists Association</a> held its annual awards ceremony on Saturday June 11.&nbsp; A new award category was added this year:&nbsp; Jazz Hero.&nbsp; According to JJA,&nbsp; Jazz Heroes are <strong>activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. </strong></p><p>Honored as a Jazz Hero this year was Seattle&#39;s John Gilbreath, executive director of Earshot Jazz, radio host, artistic director of the Bellevue Jazz Festival and Seattle Art Museum&#39;s Art of Jazz concert series.&nbsp; Congratulations, John!</p><p><a href="http://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2011-winners-jja-jazz-awards.html" target="_blank">See the complete list of this year&#39;s winners, including Lifetime Achievement in Jazz and Musician of the Year</a>.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:25:51 +0000 Robin Lloyd 1849 at http://kplu.org Jazz journalists honor local "Jazz Hero" Happy News: Journalist colleague and friend D Parvaz set free http://kplu.org/post/happy-news-journalist-colleague-and-friend-d-parvaz-set-free <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="280" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/IZY5KeGqo3c" width="440"></iframe></p><p>Dorothy Parvaz, a reporter for Al Jazeera and a former colleague of mine at the Seattle Post Intelligencer, has been <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015080494_parvaz18m.html" target="_blank">released by Iranian authorities</a> after she was detained in Syria and deported to Iran. Parvaz returned to Doha, Qatar, where she is now based.</p><p>Here&rsquo;s the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/world/middleeast/19journalist.html?_r=1" target="_blank">New York Times on this Happy News</a> and, for quick background, what I wrote when D (as she prefers) <a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/05/my-friend-and-colleague-missing-in-syria///" target="_blank">first disappeared weeks ago</a> when attempting to enter Syria to report on the protests going on there against the Assad government.</p><p><strong><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/05/happy-news-journalist-colleague-and-friend-d-parvaz-set-free/">Read more</a></strong></p><p> Wed, 18 May 2011 22:33:38 +0000 Tom Paulson 1627 at http://kplu.org Humanosphere: My friend and colleague missing in Syria http://kplu.org/post/humanosphere-my-friend-and-colleague-missing-syria <p>Maybe you&#39;ve heard about it already, but former Seattle PI reporter and columnist <strong>Dorothy Parvaz</strong> has gone missing in Syria.</p><p>Journalists take risks to make sure people&rsquo;s stories are told, to shine a light on wrongdoing based on the belief that public awareness is the first step toward positive change. Today happens to be <a href="http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/12/152465.htm" target="_blank">World Press Freedom Day</a>, this year hosted by the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/05/my-friend-and-colleague-missing-in-syria/"><strong>- Read More</strong></a> Tue, 03 May 2011 17:54:07 +0000 Tom Paulson 1525 at http://kplu.org Humanosphere: My friend and colleague missing in Syria A look at "The New, New, News: A Living Newspaper" http://kplu.org/post/look-new-new-news-living-newspaper <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954775.mp3</p><p>We know that how information is being communicated and paid for is quickly changing and that because of this the field of journalism is in a state of flux. But what does this exactly mean for today&rsquo;s reporters and a public that wants to be informed?</p><p>A new play in the Seattle area explores how &ldquo;instant information&rdquo; through texting and tweeting is affecting the way news is covered and consumed here in the Northwest. It&rsquo;s called <a href="http://www.newswrightsunited.org/productions/newnewnews.html">&ldquo;The New, New News&hellip;a Living Newspaper.&quot;</a></p><p> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:09:46 +0000 Jennifer Wing 885 at http://kplu.org A look at "The New, New, News: A Living Newspaper" WSU journalism dean has perfect timing with book on Arab media revolution http://kplu.org/post/wsu-journalism-dean-has-perfect-timing-book-arab-media-revolution <p>The Dean of the Edward R. Murrow <a href="http://communication.wsu.edu/overview/message.htm">College of Communication at Washington State University</a> is all smiles this week. His book, <a href="http://www.pintak.com/"><em><strong>The New Arab Journalist</strong></em></a> is coming out at the same time as the mass protests going on in Egypt. You couldn't ask for better timing.</p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 23:05:54 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 721 at http://kplu.org WSU journalism dean has perfect timing with book on Arab media revolution Where are former Seattle PI reporters now? http://kplu.org/post/where-are-former-seattle-pi-reporters-now <p>Reporter Ruth Teichroeb has been keeping tabs on her former <em>Seattle PI</em> co-workers since she and 140 colleagues lost their jobs after the Hearst Corporation shuttered print operations. &nbsp;Did they find new work? If so, were those journalism jobs?</p> Wed, 05 Jan 2011 19:47:06 +0000 KPLU News Staff 479 at http://kplu.org Where are former Seattle PI reporters now?