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Lessons Learned from Bullied
Factors that influenced licensing
At 23 licenses and counting, Bullied: Teen Stories from Generation PRX has gone PRX platinum. But what made the special so successful?We decided to poll the stations that aired the show to find out. A few highlights:
Timeliness matters.Every station that weighed in on the poll said that part of what made them license Bullied was that the issue is in the news right now.
Barriers to airing youth work
Go long.Stations have a much easier time programming hour-long specials than they do shorter drop-in segments.
Quality, quality, quality. Some stations hesitate on licensing youth work because they feel the quality is uneven. Prove 'em wrong! Taking the time to polish your audio matters.
What We're Listening To
A division of the Ashoka Foundation, StartEmpathy is a new project that treats empathy – the ability to understand the feelings of others – as an important skill. As part of the project, they're featuring young people's stories on bullying from PRX. They're also looking for youth-produced stories about empathy. Tell them what you've got.
This Just In
Rookies accepting Alfred I.
duPont Finalist award
The Third Coast Competition is on. Submit your best work by July 9th, 2012, for a chance at prize money, Hindenburg software and free registration to the Third Coast conference (where we will personally high-five our congratulations!)