News & Events

Updates and announcements about APM’s work, both local and national. Includes press links, special events, and other activities that have been keeping us busy.

SoundsGood_FEATURED-720x397 New Show: Sounds Good! Sound For Film And Video

Executive Director Jay Allison described Transom’s new shows in his Editor’s Letter. We share his words about this new entry into Andrew Norton’s cheeky Sounds Good! series, along with a seriously informative article from independent multimedia documentary maker Ben Shapiro. Jay’s Editor’s Letter: Andrew Norton is back with another installment of his pseudo-archival series, “Sounds[…..]

Samantha Broun with attorney Ernest Preate, Jr. New Award: “A Life Sentence” Wins Dart

Atlantic Public Media is very pleased and proud to announce that a 2017 Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma has been given to “A Life Sentence: Victims, Offenders, Justice, And My Mother,” an intensely personal documentary by Samantha Broun, with Jay Allison. Samantha Broun is Managing Editor for Transom, and Jay Allison is[…..]

FactCheck_FEATURED-720x397 New Technique: Fact-check Yourself Before You Fact-wreck Yourself

The news is full of facts, and of late their accuracy and truth is more important than ever. We asked Christopher Swetala, one of This American Life’s fact-checkers, to turn away from his important duties for a short while. Just long enough to write an engaging and useful guide to a crucial task. He has[…..]

Jules Jenssen & his dad New Show: I Wish You Could Hear Me

Jules Jenssen submitted a draft of his first radio piece ever to Transom. It’s a piece made to help his father deal with the loss of a dear friend. Transom producer Viki Merrick liked what she heard and worked with Jules to tighten and polish it. That is exactly Transom’s mission: to help people tell[…..]

JohnBrother-720x396 New Feature: Life Is Not A Story – Lessons From Making A Personal Documentary

Producer John Fecile did not approach the making of his very personal documentary, “Blink Once For Yes,” lightly. It was a challenge from every angle. His terminally ill brother had wanted to die. The family had to decide what to do. John felt compelled to make a story about the experience. Not easy. “Blink Once[…..]