The Weekly Debrief, 6 April 2012

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. 

Many thanks to everyone who submitted applications for the PBS Interactive Digital Future station scholarships,  donated by our business partners, Amazon and Three Pillar Global. Stay tuned as we announce the winners no later than 5pm, Wednesday, April 11.  
Prosper Roundtable Webinar: Three Station Representatives Talk about their plans for Prosper, Friday, April 13, 1:00-2:00 pm ET.   
Anne Gleason (WTTW), Tim Eernisse (WGVU), and Shane Guiter (KLRU) will discuss, in roundtable format, plans for handling their station’s Prosper prospects and their accounting methods for monies received from the Prosper initiative.  

To register for the webinar go to:

If you would like to submit questions in advance of the webinar, please email   

COVE 2.0 Admin Release Webinar
Thursday, April 19, 2:00-3:00pm ET
Mark your calendars the upcoming COVE 2.0 Admin Release webinar. The walkthrough will include a demonstration of system upgrades, major new features and next steps to get your station on-boarded.

To register for the webinar go to:

Initially, the new COVE 2.0 admin will be rolled out to all current COVE stations. However, we encourage all stations to attend to see what this new version has to offer. Send any questions you may have in advance of the webinar to (Subject: COVE 2.0 Webinar Questions).

This Week's Blog Posts
In the March Madness spirit, PBS Food held their own hilarious #SandwichMadness contest via Twitter. Which sandwich did you vote for? Can you guess which sandwich won the battle? 

Last week, Wisconsin Public Television’s David Dickinson wrote about experimenting with mobile giving; this week, David talks about the new COVE API implementation. WPT recently updated their homepage using the COVE API . To read about it and see the new homepage, follow the link below.

The DEI (The Development Exchange, Inc.), a CPB project to help stations develop sustainable and innovative fundraising techniques, recently released an updated version of their online marketing toolkit. This toolkit is available free of charge for non-DEI members on their website.  More information is available by following the article link below.

This week, we introduced you to a new series by our intern, Joy Loving. In this first blog post, Joy lists her favorite social media sites and explains why you should check them out. What are some of your favorites? 

Follow the links below to continue reading:

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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