Dec 14, 2009

Go along with Nova onto a Navy aircraft

David Pogue, who's hosting a four-part Nova for fall 2010 on materials science (working title: Stuff), has a cool Flickr set of his weekend adventures on a Navy aircraft carrier. (Don't miss shots of the production team.) This segment will be on steel. The production team is also blogging its behind-the-scenes work at Inside Nova. That blog has been a "big hit," says Nova spokeswoman Carole McFall. "I think people really enjoy hearing about what’s in the pipeline directly from our researchers and production teams."

Sorry, no s'mores at PubCamp Webinar

Wondering what the heck a PublicMediaCamp is? The next National Center for Media Engagement can help out with that. Its next Peer Webinar, at 2 p.m. Eastern this Wednesday, is "PubCamp 101." Presenting will be Jonathan Coffman, PBS's product manager, social media; and Peter Corbett, an event expert and CEO of iStrategyLabs. They'll cover the history of PubCamps, why PBS and NPR are involved, and how to create a local PubCamp. Sign up here.

Most Writers Guild nods go to PBS; Frontline sweeps entire category

PBS has 15 Writers Guild of America nods -- more than any other broadcast or cable TV channel -- for outstanding achievement during the 2009 season. Frontline took all six nominations in the documentary and current events category. In the documentary other than current events category, all six slots also went to pubcasting, five for American Experience and one for National Parks: America's Best Idea. Bill Moyers Journal scored two nominations in news analysis feature or commentary, and Sesame Street also took two spots in children's episodic and specials. The nominations are from both the Writers Guild of America, West, and Writers Guild of America, East. The awards will be presented Feb. 20, 2010, in New York and Los Angeles. WGA has a full list of nominees here.