PRNDI's Breaking News Plan Clearinghouse

PRNDI is attempting to build a clearinghouse of Breaking News Plans to share among member stations. If you'd like to contribute your plan to this project, please contact Matt Shafer Powell at mpowell@wfyi.org. To define what WNYC (New York, NY) means by urgent breaking news, they've created a simple, three-level system so that people inside and outside of the newsroom are on the same page about what kinds of stories could merit a program interruption or a disruption to normal routines. St....

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A Case for Science Reporting

Nov 9, 2012

A few years ago, when I was still a public radio journalist, I got into a friendly debate with a trainer at a news production workshop.  The trainer—I’ll call him Frank—said our job was to tell interesting stories.

I saw it a little differently, believing our mission was to tell important stories and make them interesting. This was more than a matter of semantics. For me, the overriding criterion for a story should be its importance; and if it’s important, there must be something inherently interesting about it. Besides, if we searched exclusively for stories that are obviously interesting, we might ignore something more worthwhile.

DEADLINE FOR GRANT PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH AT 5 PM EST.

Join the award winning, innovative, fast paced news team at NET (Nebraska Public Radio and Television) as the host of Morning Edition. In addition to being radio host for Morning Edition, which includes running the board, doing live interviews, weather and promos, this full-time reporter will be part of our 8-person multi-media news team (NET News) creating cross platform news stories for radio, web and television.

KBBI in Homer, AK Seeking a Reporter/ME Host

Oct 29, 2012

KBBI in beautiful Homer, Alaska is seeking applications for a full-time "Morning Edition" host and news reporter. The Morning Edition host provides continuity during KBBI morning programs, reads local morning newscasts and operates/troubleshoots the automation system. Works with news director to produce news content for air and for the web. 

10 Ideas for Covering The Big Event

Oct 24, 2012

WUSF News Director Scott Finn and WFAE News Director Greg Collard reflect on their coverage of the national conventions:  

"This is the best thing we've ever done."

That was the judgment not of a GM or PD. This came from a hard-bitten engineer who's been working at the station since the Nixon Administration...and does not usually hand out compliments.

He's talking about our coverage of the national convention.

At WUSF in Tampa and WFAE in Charlotte, we knew we’d have to really up our game during these conventions. WUSF temporarily tripled the size of its newsroom, from 9 to 27. It added a daily hour-long talk show in the morning AND a half-hour magazine show called "The Convention Today" at night.

WGCU Public Media in Fort Myers, Florida is looking for a talented journalist to join its award-winning news team. 

This multi-platform journalist for radio, web and occasionally for TV could also occasionally host a weekly call-in talk show, Morning Edition and All Things Considered as needed.   

Excellent story tellers who can produce sound-rich radio, have superior on-air voice quality and experience hosting should apply.

St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon announced today their intention to explore forming an alliance to better serve the community through journalism.

A letter of intent was signed by Margaret Wolf Freivogel, a founder and the editor of the St. Louis Beacon, and Tim Eby, St. Louis Public Radio general manager.

Reprinted from the Nieman Journalism Lab and courtesy of Andrew Phelps

NPR has become a poster child for legacy news organizations’ ability to reinvent themselves for the digital age: Its website and mobile apps are used by millions of people, NPR Music is a runaway hit, office hack days are a model for other newsrooms, and the network’s news apps team is attracting top talent.

And then there are individual NPR stations, so many of which have no reputation for innovation. As consumers find more ways to get NPR in their ears, they have fewer reasons to tune in to their local broadcaster.

WGCU Public Media in Fort Myers, Florida is looking for a talented journalist to join its award-winning news team. 

This multi-platform journalist for radio, web and occasionally for TV could also occasionally host a weekly call-in talk show, Morning Edition and All Things Considered as needed.    Excellent story tellers who can produce sound-rich radio, have superior on-air voice quality and experience hosting should apply.

DEADLINE FOR GRANT PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH AT 5 PM EST.

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