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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What Great Bosses Know

Aug 6, 2012

Jill Geisler became a TV news director at the age of 27. She didn't know a whole lot about managing people, and she learned by trial and error.

"When I was a baby manager, I thought I could compliment everyone into high performance," Geisler told KPLU. "So when I had to sit down with people about under-performance, they didn't know why this suddenly came out of the blue when all they'd been hearing about was how well they had done."

But Geisler liked management so much, she became a leadership trainer, and she’s just written a book on how to inspire and motivate staff. It's called Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know.

News Magazine Producer - Vermont Public Radio

Jul 26, 2012

Vermont Public Radio is seeking an ethusiastic news producer to join its daily news magazine V ermont Edition . Primary responsibilities are booking, researching and line-producing regional news segments for a daily one-hour news-talk magazine program; working with host and fellow producers on live and recorded show segments; field recording, editing and mixing audio; and creating website and social media content for the broadcast.

WSKG Public Broadcasting seeks a radio Anchor/Reporter to host its news programming, and to produce spots and feature reports for news and public affairs programming. 

Our Responsibility to NOT Report Some Information?

Jul 19, 2012

Last week a bomb threat called in from Canada shut down the tunnel that runs under the Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor. The tunnel is the second busiest crossing between the USA and Canada. The busiest crossing is the Ambassador Bridge just more than a mile downriver. The tunnel was closed to traffic for most of the afternoon while authorities from both countries inspected the tunnel and found no bomb.

This story was written by NPR Digital's Ki-Min Sung.

On the morning of June 9, the Colorado High Park wildfire near Fort Collins was just 40 acres. By the end of the day, the fire had consumed 8,000 acres and was zero percent contained. This was one of the worst forest fires in the state’s history. 

KUNC had the additional challenge of having a major transmitter in the burn area.

St. Louis Public Radio – 90.7 KWMU, The Nine Network, and The St. Louis Beacon’s innovative multimedia news collaborative effort, Beyond November, has an opening for a temporary radio producer (6 month term).

GPB Seeks Radio Director

Jul 10, 2012

GPB is seeking a dynamic, energetic Radio Director to lead a statewide network of 17 public radio stations.  The network has studios across Georgia including Atlanta, Savannah and Macon.  We are looking for a strong leader who can work in the broadcast and digital realms, incorporating the best content of each platform and delivering a vital service to communities across the state.

KERA Shares Debate Guidelines

Jul 10, 2012

Following are debate guidelines KERA has adopted with the advice of attorneys. We use numerous criteria in addition to polls when determining which candidates will be invited to our debates, and we give ourselves ample opportunity to apply discretion.  We evaluate the candidates to determine if they have active campaigns that include staff; an attempt to raise money, and efforts to communicate with voters. 

Cheat Sheet: Developing Story Ideas

Jul 9, 2012

Even among reporters, there are sloppy note takers.  So, as a service to folks who attended the work session on "Developing Story Ideas" during the PRNDI Conference in Houston, here are the notes used by presenters Erin Hennesey of KPLU and Kelly Griffin of Colorado Public Radio.  

News Maker as Recording Engineer

Jul 3, 2012

Rather than phone tape, news makers can now record themselves with an I-Phone and send good quality audio back to the reporter.  First, ask the interviewee if he or she has an iPhone. If so, ask if they can get to a landline which you record for backup. Then instruct the interviewee to open the voice memo app. A picture of a mic appears. The record button is on the left. A button on the right with three lines on it get to the recordings. 

Tell the interviewee to hold the phone 6 inches in front of his or her face with the screen at eye-level. This way they speak toward the actual microphone but not so close that they have popping "Ps."

Have them hit record, and ask to make sure the counter is going.

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