(Chicago, IL): The top-performing web story for wbez.org of all time was Hearken-powered, as were four of the top 10 stories on wbez.org in 2017.
(Milwaukee, WI): The top-performing web story for wuwm.com of all time was Hearken-powered. As were the top five downloaded pieces (monthly totals) of audio, and eight of the top 15 stories on wuwm.com for 2017.
WAMU’s What’s With Washington
(Washington, D.C.): Three of the top 10 stories on wamu.org in 2017 were Hearken-powered.
Texas Tribune Texplainer
series: From May 2017- April 2018, Texplainer stories outperformed other Texas Tribune stories in terms of reach — averaging 2 percent more users and 6 percent more views — and engagement. Sessions that included a visit to a Texplainer story were 8 percent longer on average.
VPR:- We charge $750 per episode underwriting spot, w/ a discount for multiple episodes. We now regularly have two sponsors per monthly episode.
- Our BLS tee brought in over $40K during our spring drive.
Feel more fulfilled at their jobs
“Many reporters found it rewarding to interact more directly and frequently with audience members because it boosted their morale.” (U of O study)
“I realized that the audience is so much more engaged than I thought that they were… That was very exciting for me to see. People actually cared about what I was putting out there, and that my material was actually really good.”
- Christina Morales, WUFT, Gainesville
Stretch their creativity
“Hearken has really helped tip us off to topics we wouldn't have thought of before and had never heard of.”
- Jake Brownell, Programming and News Producer at KRCC (New case study, May 2017)
“I think that maybe sometimes what we need to realize as reporters…that the people who are actually living it have questions that we may not even think about.”