A program of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin
Charney chaired the panel “Audio journalism and social audio: Listen up, it’s a new frontier of digital storytelling” at ISOJ 2022. Watch her presentation here.
Tamar Charney is an editorial strategist specializing in how the public media network can work together to provide journalism on the platforms where people listen, read, and watch.
As a Senior Editorial Director at National Public Radio (NPR), Tamar worked on editorial strategy for emerging platforms such as apps and smart speakers including NPR’s state of the art personalized listening app called NPR One. Tamar was an executive creator of NPR’s Coronavirus Daily which was the network’s fastest growing podcast to date; the Senior Supervising Producer for NPR’s cinematically produced history podcast Throughline; and part of NPR’s content development committee.
She’s currently a Consulting Senior Supervising Producer at NPR and works with a variety of stations and organizations as a trainer and consultant. Prior to joining NPR in 2016, Tamar was the Program Director at Michigan Radio where she led on-air, online, news strategy, and operations.
Managing Editor, NPR One
(Video of Charney’s presentation at ISOJ2018 is below bio, along with article from ISOJ team)
Twitter: @TamarCharney Tamar Charney is the managing editor for NPR One where she creates and executes new editorial strategies for programming a unique and customizable mix of the best international, national, and local public radio news that is blended with hand-curated podcasts. NPR One’s localized and personalized stream of content can be accessed on the NPR One app, as well as, through Alexa, xBox, car dashboards, and TV’s.
Prior to managing the content strategy for NPR’s state of the art listening experience, Tamar was the program director of Michigan Radio where she managed on-air, online, and news strategy. Before, that she produced talk shows, documentaries, and news programs for the station and previously had been a reporter and editor at Michigan Radio. She has held a variety of jobs at other public radio stations including WDET and WEMU. On the side, she writes and does voice-overs for a variety of clients.