Melody Kramer






I’ve written for many places, including Esquire Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, and NPR and filed audio stories that have aired on public radio stations across the country. I currently write a weekly column for Poynter and occasionally contribute to other publications. At various points, I’ve had the #1 piece on Medium, the #1 piece on Storify, and the #1 piece on Hacker News. I love writing tutorials, how-tos, and explainers that make difficult concepts really easy to understand.

My newsletter prompts thousands of people to make creative things together.

Selected Clips

The most exciting company in media sells a card game

How we dramatically improved 18F’s onboarding process in 3 months

Putting the public in public media membership

How did KPCC get voters to care? They picked one and made him care.

How to use GitHub and the terminal: a guide

64 Ways To Think About a Homepage

How Talking About Your Work in Progress Can Help Your Work in Public Media

Crowdsourcing The Future of News

Building Smart Newsroom Tools

The Physics Behind Waterslides

Wizard Rock: Harry Potter Goes Punk