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  • Introducing The Pulmonary Fibrosis News Multimedia Initiative

    Posted by mark-koziol on August 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm


    Forum members:

    As a topic today we are promoting the multimedia section of our Pulmonary Fibrosis News website. Every Monday and Thursday, the Director of Multichannel Content – Michael Morale – will record a flash briefing regarding a popular topic pertaining to pulmonary fibrosis. Most of the sound bites are under 5 minutes in length but are full of useful information. The flash briefings are a new way to introduce and  share content with you. They will be and currently are in addition to the columns and forum posts by co-moderators Charlene Marshall and Mark Koziol.

    You might be wondering what a flash briefing is, or how you can access it. Flash briefings are audio files  you can listen to on your computer, smart phone and on your Amazon Echo device. We will be showcasing a number of different topics using this new method of reaching our forum members, and we’d love to hear from you. What topics are you interested in hearing about on the flash briefings? Message Charlene Marshall and/or Mark Koziol and let them know!

    The flash briefings can be accessed by hovering over the multimedia tab in the upper right hand corner of The Pulmonary Fibrosis News homepage (www.pulmonaryfibrosisnews.com). A drop-down menu will appear and you can click on the flash briefings tab.

    You can also access the flash briefings by clicking on this link.

    When you access this link the flash briefings will appear in chronological order beginning with the most recent flash briefing. You can access each flash briefing by scrolling down on the right side of the titled topics.

    What do you think about this new initiative from PF News to showcase flash briefings on various topics?

    We hope that this will be one more easy way to get information out to the IPF/PF community!


    mark-koziol replied 4 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • robert-morgan

    August 6, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    This needs work. 1) Do not bury the lead. The introduction is way too long, includes too many names and details of the source of the information being presented before getting to the meat of the podcast. It is far more beneficial to summarize the results first. 2) Content is very technical with a lot of medical terminology, abbreviated references and acronyms. Hard to follow aurally. 3) It would be helpful to include in the list of the programs a succinct summary of the content, similar to how news is presented on TV and in newspapers. 4) The speaker has a robotic voice that is hard to listen to for any length of time without nodding off. 5) If possible, a link to the paper, press release or other source of information should be included.

    The model of this service should radio news programs like NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

    • mark-koziol

      August 6, 2019 at 2:11 pm

      Hello Robert, thank you for the feedback. Charlene and I appreciate your comments and suggestions and have passed them on to the appropriate persons. This is a new endeavor for pf news and we most certainly want feedback to improve our flash briefings or any part of our news site. Please keep listening to see if we are improving. Please let us know how we are doing with all parts of the news site as well. Thank you, Mark.

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