By Joy Loving, Station Products & Innovation
Welcome to the Weekly PBS Interactive Station Products & Innovation Debrief, which is designed to give PBS stations a rundown of product updates and opportunities announced this week on our blog.
This week, we give an update on Preparing for Disaster. Recently PBS Hawaii experienced a studio fire prompting the station to raise money for its recovery. This emergency and PBS Hawaii’s response to it was a catalyst for other stations to create disaster preparedness plans and training for employees, including how to use social media to quickly communicate with the public.
Also this week, the SPI Files continue with interviews of the Station Advisory Council’s new members. This week, we introduce David Dickinson of Wisconsin Public Television. In this interview, David describes WPT’s work with mobile applications and future projects. Follow the link below to read the complete interview.
In this week's Station Spotlight, there’s a competition brewing this Sunday between Downton Abbey and Super Bowl XLVL! WHYY created a social media campaign to promote Sunday night’s show, sparking conversation among fans of the hit series.
The monthly localization report for PBS.org traffic associated with your individual station is now available for January on the Localization Statistics page in Station Remote Control.
Follow the links below to continue reading:
- FYI Corner: Preparing for Disaster - Fires, Hackers, Oh My!
- The SPI Files: David Dickinson, Online Manager at WPT
- Station Spotlight: WHYY's #choosedowntonabbey Campaign
- Station Localization Stats for January, Now Available (station login required)
As always, the SPI team appreciates all of your valuable comments and participation on our site this week and every week.