CREATING THE CAPACITY TO TURN GREAT IDEAS INTO EXCEPTIONAL CONTENT
WNYC Studios is New York Public Radio’s new national production studio dedicated to creating and distributing on-demand and broadcast audio. The Studios combines the values of a mission-driven nonprofit with the entrepreneurial drive of a 21st century media company. It is incubating the next generation of groundbreaking programs for listeners around the world. In its first year, WNYC Studios released six new podcasts and began national distribution of key WNYC productions across terrestrial radio.
Funding New Content: Radiolab Presents More Perfect
Radiolab was able to develop and launch its first spin-off series in Fiscal Year 2016 with the generous support of funders and sponsors. First-time funders The Joyce Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provided New York Public Radio with essential grants to plan for and launch the initiative. Sponsors at launch also included Earthjustice and Audible. For more on More Perfect, click here.
Podcasts and National Radio Programs from WNYC Studios
WNYC Studios creates some of the most acclaimed and beloved audio series. Programs include personal narratives, deep journalism, interviews that reveal, and smart entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself.
WERK IT! Elevating Women’s Voices in Podcasting
On June 15-17, WNYC hosted the second annual Werk It! A Women's Podcast Festival. This industry-wide conference provides women podcasters with networking opportunities and workshops to help them hone their craft. WNYC received 700 applications and close to 150 professionals were selected to take part in the event. Comedian Michelle Buteau delivered the opening day keynote, and panels explored everything from interviewing style to sound design. The festival included live tapings of 2 Dope Queens, Modern Love, and Ronna & Beverly. Highlights from Werk It! were released in a 15-episode podcast series. Support for Werk It! was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Harnisch Foundation.