Paul Loofburrow

Meet NPR's Newest Bureau Chief: Phyllis Fletcher

In this interview, PRNDI's Small Station Representative Johnathan Reaves talks with NPR's Bureau Chief for the Western United States, Phyllis Fletcher. She talks about why editing is important, what makes a good editor, and her excitement for her new position. She also told Reaves after the interview that she was excited about the "regional hubs" proposal from NPR and believes it will because "I think it has potential to be helpful to everyone--our audiences most of all!" Click on the Listen...

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National Press Foudation Awards Deadline Nears

Sep 14, 2017
National Press Foundation

The awards deadline is rapidly approaching for those who want to enter into the National Press Foundation Awards competition.  Those who want to apply for the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism have until September 29 to apply.  More information on that award can be found here.   

Meet NPR's Newest Bureau Chief: Phyllis Fletcher

Aug 30, 2017
Paul Loofburrow

In this interview, PRNDI's Small Station Representative Johnathan Reaves talks with NPR's Bureau Chief for the Western United States, Phyllis Fletcher.  She talks about why editing is important, what makes a good editor, and her excitement for her new position.  

She also told Reaves after the interview that she was excited about the "regional hubs" proposal from NPR and believes it will because "I think it has potential to be helpful to everyone--our audiences most of all!"  

Click on the Listen button to hear the entire interview

National Press Foundation Awards Deadline October 6

Aug 24, 2017

Annually, The National Press Foundation gives out $48,000 in cash prizes for the best in American journalism.  There are eleven award categories.  Entries are being taken now and the deadline for entries in these categories is Friday, October 6, 2017.  Here are the different categories.  Please click on each link for registration information. 

INNOVATIVE STORYTELLING AWARD

TECHNOLOGY IN JOURNALISM AWARD

FREE Four-Day Training in DC on Aging & Retirement Issues

Aug 24, 2017
National Press Foundation

What are the implications of longevity and aging? Over four days, journalists will learn about financial literacy and security; fraud and scams; health care and healthy living; the desire or need to work longer; public policy; generational impacts; innovation and reinvention; and living beyond 100. You’ll also learn the latest data and research on aging topics.

This four-day program will be held Oct. 15-18 in Washington, D.C.

Public Radio News Directors Incorporated presented its annual awards at a banquet honoring the best in public radio reporting on Saturday, June 24th, 2017.  The awards are designed to honor the very best reporting in a wide variety of categories.  

You can find the entire list HERE.

The membership of the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated elected two new board members and re-elected two other members to their seats at its annual business meeting on Saturday, June 24th.  Treasurer Rachel Lindley was re-elected to another two year term on the board, as was Large Station Representative Teresa Collier. 

Striving for Diversity in Public Radio

Jun 25, 2017
NPR

During lunch at the PRNDI Conference on Saturday, while conferees ate a plain dish of chicken and rice, NPR's Keith Woods delivered a well-seasoned speech about diversity in public radio newsrooms.

PRNDI Looks To Start Foundation

Jun 25, 2017

At PRNDI’s annual conference in Miami, board president Terry Gildea said he wants to create a new foundation called Public Radio New Director Foundation, or PRNDF. This foundation would be a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Currently, PRNDI exists as a 501(c)(6). Under its current affiliation, PRNDI is able to lobby, but is not eligible for a number of grant opportunities and opportunities to build scholarship.

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2017 PRNDI Conference.  The conference concluded Saturday night with the awards banquet honoring the very best in Public Radio reporting.   Al Letson of Reveal took the podium as the emcee for the evening.  

NPR Wants 'NATO For Public Radio' in New Regional Hubs

Jun 25, 2017
PRNDI's Twitter

At the PRNDI Conference on Friday, NPR leaders outlined a new effort to collaborate with member stations through regional hubs. They said the initiative would better synthesize local member station coverage within regions, and improve the network's ability to cover stories nationwide.

NPR's Collaborative Coverage Senior Editor Bruce Auster, who's heading the initiative, held a breakout session entitled Imagining a Collaborative Journalism Network.

"We want this to be like NATO  for public radio," he said. 

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