My new job at NPR

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

I have a new job. I’m now the Senior Director, Product Strategy & Development for NPR Digital Services.

I’ll be based in Boston (just down the road from my old haunts), but I’ll be spending a lot of time in Washington and skipping around the country.

What will I be doing?

I’m going to be working mostly with the member stations, the NPR affiliates around the country. These are the stations like WGBH and WBUR in Boston and WNYC in New York. I’m working with them on their web and digital-audio products, including streaming and podcasts. I’ll also be working very closely with

Why am I doing this?

I believe in the mission of public media, and I think our distributed network of journalists, technologists and engaged citizens can do great things.

What does this mean for my other projects?

I’ll spend more time writing, and less time programming.

I’m likely sunsetting Serendeputy at some point in the next six months, and I’m putting my other projects on hiatus. I’ll still be futzing around with ideas, but I’ll do them here on

I may end up open-sourcing some of the code I’ve written, especially the crawler and classifier applications.

I’m still pretty easy to find. You can follow me @jpbutler on Twitter, my main email address is [email protected] this domain, and my email address is [email protected]

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