Friday roundup: PMP finds a home in ‘The Barn,’ Keillor talks books

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• The Public Media Platform is showing more signs of life. A blog post last week on PMP’s site describes how American Public Media has been testing the platform’s features with its regional stations, uploading content into the PMP for stations to pull. But APM’s content partners, including Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio and Classical South Florida, each use a different content management system, so APM built a centralized data hub called “The Barn” to funnel content through before it reaches the PMP.

(Photo:  Claudia Danielson)

Keillor: “I was slow to read, but once on track I read nonstop.” (Photo: Claudia Danielson)

• Garrison Keillor talked to the New York Times Book Review about his literary adventures, favorite authors and the worst thing about running his own bookstore, Common Good Books. (He doesn’t get a 10 percent discount.)

• The Princeton Review is out with its annual Most Popular College Radio Stations list, notes Radio Survivor. Topping the chart are three New York state stations: WRHU at Hofstra University in Hempstead; WICB and VIC Radio, Ithaca College; and WSBU, St. Bonaventure University.

• Reviewers continue to comment on the new NPR One app. London-based James Cridland, a radio consultant and futurologist, tells TechNewsWorld: “With 268 different NPR members and over 800 stations, this is a really ambitious project, yet it works well.”

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