Deadline for 2018 PRNDI Annual Awards Contest March 1!

Just a reminder entries are being taken for the 2018 PRNDI awards. The deadline is rapidly approaching! You have until March 1 to get your entries in. For 2018, the PRNDI Board made no changes to the awards categories or pricing. All entries for this contest must have aired in calendar year 2017. We'll once again be using the Better Newspaper Contest entry system. All entries must be submited through this system no later than the deadline of midnight EST on March 1, 2018. Full awards...

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The PRNDI Board of Directors is having a board retreat November 1-5.  During this retreat, the 2018 PRNDI Conference will be planned.  We need your help!!  What would you like to learn during the 2018 conference?  We are taking suggestions and comments as we plan the general sessions and the panel discussions.  A one-question survey has been created, which you can find here.  Please fill this survey out.  Thank you for your time. 

Grant to Equip 30 Stations with Enhanced Emergency Communications Systems

Sep 28, 2017
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A $419,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will be given to NPR to equip 30 stations with enhanced emergency communications systems.  The stations are located across ten Midwest, South Central and Gulf Coast States.  These states usually are hit by very destructive weather.    This is a collaboration between the CPB and the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS) to assist with public safety.   Learn more about this grant here.  

How to make listeners care about your story

Sep 26, 2017

One of the basic elements of speech is the message.  It should be crafted in such a way that the receivers of the message care about what you say.  In this NPR Training segment, learn how to make listeners care about your stories, backed up with data about what works.  View the article here.  

NPR Training gives advice on working with sources

Sep 26, 2017
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We all know sources are important.  But this refresher from NPR Training gives some great advice on working with sources.  How can you find them, vet them, and develop a relationship with them, and quoting them?  Read the article here.   

Editor's note: The words we use matter

Sep 22, 2017
Ryan Delaney, St. Louis Public Radio

Excellent advice and information, courtesy of Shula Nueman, St. Louis Public Radio.

It feels like we’ve been here before. Three years ago, the region and the nation witnessed the passion and furor of protesters in Ferguson who came out to decry the shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, at the hands of a white police officer.

National Press Foundation Awards Deadline Nears

Sep 14, 2017
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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.

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