Monday, 14 September 2009

[creative-radio] New Web platform will enable Hispanic community radio journalists to share content


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*New Web Service Will Enable Hispanic Community
Radio Journalists to Share Programming*

*Sept. 14, 2009, Washington, D.C.--**The International Center for
Journalists (ICFJ) is partnering with Public Radio Exchange (PRX) to provide
community radio journalists in the United States and Latin America with a
new Web-based service to share and rebroadcast stories across borders.*

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The partnership is part of a two-year program, funded by the *McCormick
Foundation*, to train journalists from Latin America and Spanish-language
media in the United States to use multimedia platforms to enrich coverage.
Participants will first meet in Washington, DC, where they will take
reporting field trips and interview key policy-makers and experts, including
those at the Federal Communications Commission. The program includes a panel
discussion about whether the Obama Administration's stimulus package is
expanding broadband access for minority communities. It will take place at
the *National Press Club on Sept. 17*.

After the D.C. conference, ICFJ trainers will visit participating radio
stations in the United States and Latin America to provide hands-on training
focusing on radio news production, improving Web content, and using the
digital platform developed with PRX. The coaching will improve the
stations' ability to produce and stream digital audio through the Internet.
ICFJ trainers will work with the radio stations to train citizen journalists
on digital reporting and production. The program will also include two
Spanish-language online seminars on digital radio, expanding the impact of
the program.

"This ICFJ initiative is an innovative attempt to help Spanish-language
community radio maintain - and even strengthen - its close ties to
audience," said *Clark Bell*, director of journalism programs for the
McCormick Foundation. "For the McCormick Foundation's journalism program,
this furthers our commitment to supporting content, audience and rights."

"This exciting initiative will take community radio stations to a new level
with enhanced programming and a wider reach than ever before," said ICFJ
President *Joyce Barnathan*.

ICFJ's partner is PRX, an online marketplace and a social network of radio
stations, listeners and producers based in Cambridge, Mass. PRX is beginning
to expand its services beyond the United States, and this collaboration will
engage new audiences in Latin America.

"Public Radio Exchange's mission is to connect new voices with audiences
through broadcast and beyond," said *Jake Shapiro,* CEO of PRX. "We are
excited to support this important initiative and extend the network of
journalists, creative producers and stations worldwide."


*The International Center for Journalists*, a non-profit, professional
organization, promotes quality journalism worldwide in the belief that
independent, vigorous media are crucial in improving the human condition.
Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, ICFJ has worked directly with more
than 55,000 journalists from 176 countries. Aiming to raise the standards of
journalism, ICFJ offers hands-on training, workshops, online training,
seminars, fellowships and international exchanges to reporters and media
managers around the globe. For more information, visit<>.

*The McCormick Foundation* is a non-profit organization committed to
strengthening our free, democratic society by investing in children,
communities and country. Through its five grantmaking programs, Cantigny
Park and Golf, and three world-class museums, the Foundation helps build a
more active and engaged citizenry. It was established as a charitable trust
in 1955, upon the death of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor
and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The McCormick Foundation is one of the
nation's largest charities, with $1.2 billion in assets. For more
information, visit<>

*Public Radio Exchange (PRX)* is a non-profit web-based service for
broadcast and digital distribution, connecting thousands of independent
producers, local radio stations, and listeners across a growing online
catalog of 40,000 audio works. In 2008 PRX received the MacArthur Foundation
Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, and is widely regarded as an
innovator in public media and technology for projects such as the Public
Radio Player iPhone application. For more information, visit<>.

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