Welcome To The Generation Listen Tribe.
Generation Listen was born as Danielle Deabler's passion project. She knew public radio's future was dependent on finding the next generation of fans and supporters. She enlisted the help of several colleagues across the organization that shared her vision – and we spent many hours together talking about how to build and grow the effort.
We've been humbled by the outpouring of support after we launched Generation Listen at SXSWi in March. We've enjoyed interacting with you on Twitter and Facebook, hearing your stories about why public radio is so important to you, learning about your ideas on what you want from us, and how we can better connect with you. We also get your questions - one with more frequency than others: what's next?
Since the launch of Generation Listen, we've convened small gatherings across the country with thought leaders, entrepreneurs, business leaders and artists, refining our plans, gathering ideas and experimenting with different types of events. We're sketching out our plans to answer the question 'what's next?'. We've been brainstorming with our external advisory board, listening to your input, talking to our colleagues across public radio, and hiring our first intern (Hi Daisy). Our brains are swelling with ideas.
We'll be announcing several new initiatives that answer the 'what's next?' question in the coming months. Here are a few things you can expect to see:
- More conversations, interactions, and sharing on Twitter and Facebook
- Live Google Hangouts with colleagues like Anya Grundman of NPR Music and Guy Raz of TED Radio Hour
- Improved website and blog features
- Generation Listen events and listening parties
- Local listening parties, hosted by you and your friends
We're excited about all of this, and we'll share more details on these new campaigns as they launch. In the meantime, let's keep the conversation going on Twitter and Facebook.
Lars Schmidt & Team Generation Listen