Check out this conference being held Nov. 14-16 in Santa Cruz to study the ways the Internet can be used for radio news and for the future of media.
KUSP-FM's (88.9) Margaret Rosas got $327,000 for the study and conference from the Knight Foundation. You can see the other big winners here. She calls her project, Radio Engage, a way to collate news from other sources onto a station's website. Her station no longer has a news department and does a terrible job covering the local community, when it used to be a community beacon.
I don't know...what happened to hiring reporters, who are trained in synthesizing, organizing and critically analyzing material from sources into something credible?
I know that during the Santa Cruz fires she talks about here, I had to turn to the KSCO-AM to get some real live breaking news in my car. But she says her website went from 15,000 to 90,000 users a month, which is significant.
Sorry to say the deadline for new applications was this weekend, but there's always next year.