NPR's Northeastern Bureau Chief Andrea de Leon Will Receive PRNDI's 2017 Leo C. Lee Award

PRNDI is celebrating 2017 as “The Year of the Editor,” and there is no better way to bring that message home than to honor one of the finest editors working in public media today. We are pleased to announce that Andrea de Leon is the 2017 recipient of the Leo C. Lee Award.

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Study: Community Differences in News Consumption

Sep 26, 2012

From large urban areas to rural communities, Americans often report similarly high levels of interest in news.  Still, a national survey shows that community differences emerge in the number and variety of local news sources people use in different types of communities, as well as their degree of “local news participation” through social media and their mobile news consumption.

Reaping The Benefits Of The Digital Era

Sep 25, 2012

With Public Post Vermont Public Radio takes advantage of electronic records to conduct more independent fact-finding for the benefit of Vermont.

In aggregating government documents in a searchable online database, our newsroom has rethought the way we cover Vermont’s communities.  Since we launched last year, we’ve already reaped the benefits of the digital era. For example, we found an item about license plate readers sparking privacy concerns in Hardwick’s minutes, which became a story in a VPR newscast and then was carried by NPR.

Read more about VPR's Public Post here.

Attracting Eyeballs Online Requires Smarter Strategy

Sep 24, 2012

Every public radio reporter wants to have their stories heard by as many people as possible. That desire holds true for our online work, too. And, of course, for online, it's also about being seen. Having an online strategy to help that happen is making a big difference at KPLU. Part of our strategy involves a concise list that our Online Managing Editor came up with entitled "Questions to consider when posting online."

WCQS is a community licensed public radio station located in vibrant downtown Asheville, NC and serves 11 counties in Western North Carolina.  Asheville is often cited as one of the nation’s most livable cities and residents throughout the region enjoy year round outdoor activities and a lively arts and music scene.

The local Morning Edition host will be a signature voice for regional public radio stations WVTF and RADIO IQ at our Roanoke (VA) broadcast center.  This key position is responsible for seamlessly conveying the sound and approach taken by NPR's Morning Edition in the presentation of locally produced news material as well as announcing during network breaks.  The host will collaborate with our morning news producer to create a highly listenable and engaging program through the careful editing and use of copy and audio, continuity, promos, and interviews.

KMUW-FM, Wichita Public Radio, licensed to Wichita State University, is seeking applicants for the position of Morning Edition Host / News Producer. 

KMUW-FM, Wichita Public Radio, licensed to Wichita State University, is seeking applicants for the position of News Director.  KMUW is committed to expanding its local news programming and public service.

ProPublica Launches New Tool to Investigate Nursing Homes

Aug 17, 2012

In February 2011, a nursing home resident in Michigan wandered away in a blizzard, unnoticed by staff. He was wearing only pajama pants, a sweater, canvas shoes and a knit cap. A technician driving to work found him half an hour later at a busy intersection, wet and covered with snow, government inspectors wrote.

Further Decline in Credibility Ratings for Most News Organizations

Aug 17, 2012

For the second time in a decade, the believability ratings for major news organizations have suffered broad-based declines. In the new survey, positive believability ratings have fallen significantly for nine of 13 news organizations tested. This follows a similar downturn in positive believability ratings that occurred between 2002 and 2004. 

Should You Ask a Source if They Are Gay? Reporters Disagree...

Aug 17, 2012

The Boy Scouts of America recently reaffirmed their ban on allowing openly gay boys to participate in Boy Scouts, and openly gay or lesbian adults from being leaders. (Full disclosure – I was a Boy Scout for many years during my teens, but that was decades before anyone was debating this issue.) We live in an odd world where what side of the “homosexual agenda” you are on can now be demonstrated not only by your participation in scouts, but also where you buy your chicken sandwich.

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