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.

Judging PRNDI award entries as a group is an excellent opportunity for team-building and flexing editorial muscle in your newsroom. 

  • Steal story ideas! 
  • Have frank conversations about writing and story structure without making anyone cry!! 
  • Build a better vocabulary for talking about what works and what doesn’t!!!

If your newsroom would like to adopt an awards category, please contact Christine Paige Diers, cpaigediers@gmail.com.

The 2016 conference to take place June 24-25 in St. Louis will draw more than 100 public media news managers from all across the country, as well as network and station-based editors, reporters, producers, and leaders. For many, it will be the only conference they attend this year. If you want to make an impression on them, the PRNDI conference is the place to do it! 

Check out the rate sheet and contact George Bodarky about sponsorship opportunities, gbodarky@wfuv.org

  The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) are proud to announce that entries are open for the Excellence in Consumer Financial Reporting Award to be presented at the PRNDI Annual Conference in St. Louis in June of 2016.

 The Annual PRNDI Awards Contest is now open for entries for those pieces that aired in calendar year 2015.  We've made a few changes to the contest this year and thought we'd outline those changes here.

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Gone are the days of radio as, well, just radio.  

Audiences are engaging with content across a multitude of platforms, and public “radio” newsrooms are doing far more than just producing for broadcast. In today’s ever-changing media landscape, innovation and collaboration are key to engaging with new and younger audiences. Public radio newsrooms across the nation are forging unique partnerships, and creating and distributing stories in ways we never would have imagined even just 10 years ago. Radio newsrooms are producing video for the web and social media, and developing programs that sometimes never even broadcast on a radio frequency.

The bottom line: as the media have evolved so have our newsrooms.

That said, we believe it’s time to consider a name change for Public Radio News Directors, Incorporated, a.k.a. PRNDI.

Join us to discuss the proposed name change Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. EST. Log on to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/961369797 or call (646) 749-3112 and use the access code 961-369-797.

'Tis the season for journalism awards contests, but before you submit those entries, join us for a webinar offering hints and tips on how to pick submissions that shine.

Photo Pop

Oct 30, 2015

Just like a great headline a great photo can make your story pop online, on Twitter and on Facebook.  In this webinar, NPR’s Kainaz Amaria walks through the basics of taking a good photo and what it takes to turn that good photo into a great one. 

Click HERE for the webinar archive.

An Invitation to the Podcast Party

Jul 5, 2015
Panelists Phoebe Judge, Manoush Zomorodi, Sara Sarasohn, and Robert Smith on "Podcastification".
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The heat in Salt Lake City averaged 94 degrees throughout the PRNDI Conference but that wasn’t the hot topic on the last day of breakout sessions. What was? Podcasts.

PRNDI handed out 130 awards to public radio newsrooms on June 27, at the organization's annual conference in Salt Lake City. The awards included recognition for excellent journalism produced in 2014 in new arts and sports feature categories as well as or multimedia, nationally edited, and student work. The competition was fierce this year with over 1,100 entries from public radio newsrooms across the country.

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