The Making Of… is a new multimedia series that looks across the Bay Area to chronicle the art and innovation going on in the backyards, workplaces, cultural hotspots and public spaces throughout one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the country. The Making Of… includes stories created from listener submissions and recommendations. What are you making? How about your grandmother? Your next door neighbor, the guy you sit next to at work?
The Making Of… radio features air on KQED 88.5 FM as part of Morning Edition. All features and the brand new Zeega tool are available online at kqed.org/makingof.
On January 17, 2013, The Kitchen Sisters, KQED and AIR join forces with Zeega, the revolutionary interactive storytelling platform whose mission is to remake the Internet, for an evening of creation and experimentation at SoundCloud.
The Zeega platform enables anyone to easily author beautiful immersive experiences combining personal content with media curated from across the web. This brand new tool allows users to create their own digital stories using already existing media on the web and share their creations and stories through The Making Of… site.
The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) are duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning radio producers, who have previously produced Hidden Kitchens, Lost & Found Sound and The Sonic Memorial Project for NPR. Their most recent NPR series, The Hidden World of Girls, hosted by Tina Fey, aired on All Things Considered and Morning Edition. The Kitchen Sisters are also involved in educating and training new voices for public media in an imaginative, artistic approach to storytelling.
KQED serves the people of Northern California with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. Home to the most listened-to public radio station in the nation, one of the highest-rated public television services and an award-winning education program, and as a leader and innovator in interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration—exposing them to new people, places and ideas.
AIR is a creative brain trust made up of more than 960 media makers from across the US and 20 countries worldwide who are re-imagining and reinventing public media and journalism for the 21st century. Its programs are designed to identify, cultivate, and deploy gifted talent for the benefit of citizens across the U.S.
Zeega is dedicated to inventing new forms of interactive storytelling through its award-winning multimedia publishing platform and a growing series of innovative documentary projects that span the globe and uncover new perspectives on human experience.
The Making Of… is part of Localore, a nationwide initiative produced by AIR with Zeega. Principal financial support is from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Evren Odcikin, publicist, KQED, 415.553.8451, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesse Shapins, CEO, Zeega, 617.909.7781, email@example.com
Jessica Clark, media strategist, AIR, 215.964.9844, firstname.lastname@example.org