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Independent Radio Gathering to Spur New Ideas

Boston-based group to host two-day meeting of minds

The Association of Independents in Radio is hosting a two-day Public Media Lab, March 26–27, bringing together producers and station managers with the goal of outlining and exploring Localore projects.

These Localore projects, funded by a $2 million initiative from AIR, aim to create and facilitate new uses of technology and journalistic integrity, and bringing them to a wider audience. A Boston-based group, AIR’s Localore meetings will occur in the WGBH studios.

Localore team producers were tasked with the objective of going “outside” public media’s usual platforms and audiences.

Leading figures in the field will also be on hand, presenting on their own experiences. These include game designer and entrepreneur Nicholas Fortugno and interactive documentarian Pete Nicks, the Emmy-winning director of “The Waiting Room.”

Approximately $1 million of Localore funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Founded in 1988, AIR is made up of over 800 journalists, documentarians, technicians, media entrepreneurs and sound artists.