In order of appearance: Roman Mars of 99% Invisible; Al Letson of State of the Re:Union/Reveal; Alix Spiegel of NPR/Invisibilia: Daniel Alarcon of Radio Ambulante; Annie McEwen an independent radio producer and Transom Story Workshop graduate; Stephanie Foo of This American Life; Tobin Low of Marketplace and Transom Story Workshop graduate; Ann Heppermann an independent radio producer; Zoe Chace of NPR/Planet Money; Dave Isay of StoryCorps
Dear Transom Users,
We launched Transom.org to open street level doors to public broadcasting, and, like public broadcasting, we made it free to everyone. In the years since, we received the first Peabody Award ever given to a website. We have ushered in new talent and programming that’s now embedded throughout the public radio system. We’ve started intensive workshop trainings here on Cape Cod (with scholarships!) and across the country to train new producers. And, every week, we premiere useful and inspiring features on everything from how to tell a story to which microphone to buy.
Transom has not accepted underwriting or advertising, so we turn to you: The people who use Transom and love it. We’re counting on that love to keep us going. You can watch the new video above for Proof of Love.
If you use Transom, or just value it, go ahead and FUND IT. We run on a very small budget, but we do a lot with a little. We hope you feel it’s worth your support, because, Dear Readers, Transom is for you.
These funds will be used to pay for new features, new shows, new tool reviews from Jeff (including more Podcasting Guides), new episodes of HowSound, and new Manifestos. You can help us do more. To make a donation for general Transom support, see below.
– Jay Allison
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Kind Words About Transom
The folks at Transom have taken the time to gather the collective knowledge of everyone in public radio and created this font of wisdom that people have benefited from for years and will continue to benefit from. It’s a national treasure.
– Dave Isay, StoryCorps
Transom provides something that is incredibly beautiful and big hearted in a way that I think public radio is big hearted. It’s creating community and giving people the tools to do things that we all love to do. It’s an incredibly important place for this community.
– Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia
Any question I have about radio, I start with Transom. Anyone who asks me about how to get into radio or get better at radio, I send them to Transom. Transom is the combination of well-stocked public library and great community center that radio needed 15 years ago and needs even more today.
– Nancy Updike, This American Life