Posts Tagged 'npr'

Working toward Perfection: Already a star, School of Music cellist Yip dedicating summer to getting even better

Working toward Perfection: Already a star, School of Music cellist Yip dedicating summer to getting even better

Megan Yip can be hard on herself. For one, she insists she sweats too much. After spending hours playing her cello, a thin layer of rosin builds up beneath the strings and her fingerprints leave a greasy glow on the fingerboard and neck. She hopes to keep her modern Italian cello, which she purchased three days before arriving at Chautauqua Institution, in pristine shape so she wipes off any grime after she plays.

Schiller, Folkenflik: Social media gives the people tools of communication

Schiller, Folkenflik: Social media gives the people tools of communication

Social media has helped shape democracy by providing people with the means of communication to gain more access to information.

“I think it is good for democracy, because the tools of communication are in so many more people’s hands,” said Vivian Schiller, senior vice president and chief digital officer at NBC News, during Tuesday’s morning lecture.

Schiller and David Folkenflik, who served as moderator and is NPR’s media correspondent, discussed the challenges and opportunities facing digital and social media at the Amphitheater for Week Six, themed “Digital Identity.”

Schiller, Folkenflik discuss changing media landscape in digital age

Schiller, Folkenflik discuss changing media landscape in digital age

In a time when smartphones and iPads are as common as knitting needles in the Amphitheater, it is critical to ask what impact the burgeoning digital world has on fostering or hindering an informed American electorate and the subsequent effect on their engagement with news and information.

“The benefits (to the digital age) are it’s not one size fits all. We fit your lifestyle, and not just your lifestyle, but whatever your lifestyle is at the given moment,” said Vivian Schiller, senior vice president and chief digital officer at NBC News. “The downside is we live in a very segmented media society right now, and if there were to be someone that only wanted to hear about a particular point of view or sets of points of view, it would be very easy not to be exposed to anything else.”

Schiller explores the impact of this week’s theme of “Digital Identity” on the public, specifically during an election time period, during a conversation with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Amphitheater.

Public Radio Day celebrates natural partnership with WNED, WQED

Public Radio Day celebrates natural partnership with WNED, WQED

An Institution administrator once said to WNED-FM Program Director Gabe DiMaio that Chautauqua is like Disney World for people who love NPR.

It’s natural, DiMaio said, for public radio to team up with Chautauqua.

For the past 10 years, Chautauqua has partnered with WNED-FM Buffalo and WQED-FM Pittsburgh for Public Radio Day, a chance for listeners from Altoona, Pa., to Buffalo, N.Y. — and probably farther, thanks to online streaming — to experience Chautauqua live, even if they are not on the grounds.

Radio events begin Friday morning, with a live broadcast on the grounds from Chautauquan and WQED Artistic Director Jim Cunningham from 7 to 11 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday morning, the stations will broadcast live interviews of Chautauqua administrators from the back porch of the Amphitheater.