Welcome to my fair city! In fact, welcome to my neighborhood!

Everyone at St. Louis Public Radio is excited to have PRNDI in our backyard, and I’m chief among them since the conference is being held a scant three blocks from my house.

So, let me tell you about my neighborhood and things you can do when you aren’t sipping from the deep well of knowledge PRNDI offers.

First up: Exercise.

  There's good news for PRNDI, but it may be bad news for some of our procrastinating members!!

The Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, where this year's PRNDI Conference will be held - is sold out for part of our conference time.  That's GREAT NEWS for PRNDI - it means:

 Making your plans to attend the 2016 PRNDI Conference in St. Louis?  Ready to make your airport transportation reservation?  PRNDI Attendees get a special rate from Go Best Express.

Click here to reserve an airport shuttle seat using the convention rate ($17 each way, per person).  Please have your credit card ready, as a credit card is required and charged when you book.

Innovative Conference Session Needs Volunteers

May 9, 2016

  On Friday morning June 24, NPR Newsdesk Editor John Stempin will lead a unique role-playing session designed to help attendees develop an Active-Shooter strategy.  

John's looking for five volunteers who can help with the session.  Each volunteer will be given a specific role to play during the exercise.  He will also need to meet with you for about 45 minutes on Thursday evening June 20.

If you're interested, contact Matt Shafer Powell at mpowell7@utk.edu.  He will simply pass the first five names onto John.

Thank you and we  can't wait to see you in St. Louis!

The Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI), in partnership with the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), proudly announce that Courtney Collins and the news staff at KERA in North Texas will be the recipient of this year’s Excellence in Consumer Financial Reporting Award. PRNDI and NEFE will present the award to KERA at the PRNDI annual conference in St. Louis on June 25.

Courtesy Georgia Public Radio

Where do you put commas?

What about abbreviations, is it GA or Ga?

And what about numbers, do you write eleven or 11?

Ack! How are you supposed to know, you're a radio reporter?!?! 

Well, here's where Mercer University's Adam Ragusea can help. Adam held a PRNDI webinar giving basic tips and general guidance on how to move a script from one medium to another.

You can watch Adam's webinar here.

  We're getting ready for St. Louis - and you should, too!!  Your PRNDI board has been hard at work getting the conference schedule put together, and we're very excited about the opportunities you'll have at this year's conference.

  The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) are proud to offer a deadline extension for this year's entries for the Excellence in Consumer Financial Reporting Award to be presented at the PRNDI Annual Conference in St. Louis in June of 2016.

  Did Super Tuesday mean you completely missed the PRNDI Annual Awards deadline of midnight on March 1?  Well, you're in luck!  The PRNDI Board has voted to extend the deadline (with an additional extension fee added to the pricing) for BOTH the PRNDI Annual Awards AND the NEFE/PRNDI Excellence in Consumer Finance Award.

Have you or has someone you know been working in a one-person shop and been in public radio less than a year? Well, PRNDI is offering one conference scholarship to just such a person.

The scholarship covers conference registration and $500 toward hotel and travel.


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