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The Weekly SPI Debrief - September 16, 2011


By Marla Krueger, Station Products & Innovation 

Welcome to the Weekly PBS Interactive Station Products & Innovation Debrief, designed to give PBS stations a rundown of product updates and opportunities announced this week on our blog.

PBS Interactive will have a presence at NETA 2011. If you’re in town, swing by and say hello at the PBS Interactive Station Products & Innovation booth or drop by a PBSi session. Conference sessions will include:

Jason Seiken's, senior vice president, PBS Interactive, Product Development & Innovation, updates on how PBS Interactive is using the power of digital platforms to strengthen stations.

Amy Baroch, Sr. Manager, Station Products & Innovation, is leading “What is this thing called ‘Station Bento’?”  This session will touch on how PBS is developing a tool for creating station web sites, managing online content, and leveraging data called Station Bento.

Be sure to follow the NETA Conference on Twitter @NETAKC
Hope to see you there. 


This week on The SPI Files, we shine the spotlight on Karen Mell and ask her some questions about her role as graphic & web site designer at KCPT in Kansas City. Karen has been at KCPT for fourteen years and during this time has worked in the areas of educational services, online video, production graphics, print media, station branding,  and on occasion, the voice for the KCPT Kids mascot, PT the owl.

Also this week, in Mobile Station Stories, David Dickinson, Online Manager of Wisconsin Public Television, shares his station’s experience working in the mobile space.  David’s team has developed a mobile website that offers a TV program schedule and a link to their non-mobile website, with plans to add additional website pieces to the mobile browser in the future.

In an earlier FYI Corner, we discussed making the move to Google+ as an individual, but did you know there are steps you can be taking right now in order to get your nonprofit into one of the fastest growing social networking parties, err...websites around? This week we take a look into Google+ for Nonprofits. 

And finally, the SECOND Webinar in the Project VoiceScape Webinar Series will be Thursday, September 22, 12:00-1:00PM ET.  This series of five webinars introduces PBS stations and educators to the how and why of integrating youth media making into public media.

RSVP to Leslie Rule at Leslie_rule@mail.harvard.edu  She will provide the phone number for each webinar.  The registration link for each webinar is my.adobe.acrobat.com/ayvtrain

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As always, the SPI team appreciates all of your valuable comments and participation on our site this week and every week.

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