Atlantic Public Media
Atlantic Public Media administers Transom.org. APM is a non-profit organization based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts which has as its mission “to serve public broadcasting through training and mentorship, and through support for creative and experimental approaches to program production and distribution.” APM is also the founding group for WCAI & WNAN, a new public radio service for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket under the management of WGBH-Boston. After Transom, APM co-founded the Public Radio Exchange (PRX.org).
The idea for Transom.org came from journalist and devoted public radio listener, Bill McKibben, arising from his wish to hear more interesting and diverse stories on the air. Bill’s idea was championed by Jay Allison, Executive Director of APM, who liked it for the way it brings together the worlds of public radio and online community. Jay has been involved with both since the early days — with NPR since the 1970s and as a host on The WELL and of AIR’s online conferencing since the 1980s.
Transom received lead funding from the Florence and John Schumann Foundation, and continuing support from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Ford Foundation.
To find out about Atlantic Public Media’s many other projects:
Producer/Editor – Jay Allison
Project Manager – Samantha Broun
Web Wonk – Barrett Golding
Editors – Sydney Lewis, Viki Merrick
Tools Column – Jeff Towne
Emeritus Teacher – Sarah P. Reynolds
Emeritus Editor – Helen Woodward
Emeritus Web Directors – Jared Benedict, Robert DeBenedictis
Emeritus Site Designer – Joshua T. Barlow
Original Developers – Josef Verbanac, Barrett Golding