Posts Categorized: Inside APMG Blog

Baking – and raising money – for the future of journalism

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Submitted by Marianne Combs, Arts Reporter and Producer, MPR News I love a good bake sale – especially when it’s for a cause I can really get behind – and October’s bake sale at MPR will go down as one of my all-time favorites. Each year MPR participates in a fundraising campaign for ThreeSixty Journalism,… Read more »

#MNTechDiversity Update

Amanda at Clockwork's HQ for the first MN Tech Diversity Meetup. Photo credit: N. Musinguzi

In June we announced our alignment with the MN Tech Diversity Pledge movement launched by Clockwork, a Twin Cities interactive firm led by Nancy Lyons. We promised to update you on our inclusion journey via this blog. Inclusion and diversity goals are embedded in APMG’s strategic plan – both in terms of staffing and audience…. Read more »

Two Choral Supergroups, One Magical Concert

Submitted by Brian Newhouse, Host, Managing Director, Classical Programming On Monday, October 3, I was thrilled to host the first-ever joint concert between two choral supergroups: Cantus (based in Mpls) and Chanticleer (based in San Francisco). Classical MPR broadcast the sold-out concert live from Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis on a number of platforms including a Facebook… Read more »

Talking the talk: Can the parlance of public media drive inclusivity?

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by Eric Garcia McKinley Engagement and Inclusion Senior Research Analyst/ACLS Public Fellow I am now eight weeks into my new job in public media. The position is exactly as new to American Public Media Group as I am: Senior Research Analyst for Engagement and Inclusion (read more about it here). My general assignment is to… Read more »

Intern Highlight: Ellen Bartyzal

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submitted by Sarah Eldred Meet Ellen Bartyzal, a senior at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Ellen was one of the two Eichten News Fellows this summer at Minnesota Public Radio. She applied for the program because she knew former Eichten Fellow, and they had “nothing but good things to say about their… Read more »

Intern Highlight: Sarah Menendez

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Sarah Menendez, now a production assistant at Marketplace, shares her experiences as a digital intern in the summer of 2016: When I graduated from UC Irvine in 2015, I left with two degrees and a strong sense that I wanted to work in public media. After studying journalism and political science for four years and… Read more »

The CEO and the TSA: An Unlikely Moment of Gratitude

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Here at APMG we’re used to getting emails like this from our CEO Jon McTaggart. Those of us who’ve been around a while might even take them for granted. It’s just part of the culture. But I’m reminded today that it’s one of those things that makes us pretty unique… this culture of gratitude is demonstrated… Read more »