Here's Your PRNDI 2017 Conference Schedule

Welcome to the 32nd annual PRNDI conference. Here you can find the schedule and room assignments for each session on for Friday, June 23 - Saturday, June 24. Thursday evening, join us for a Reception with BBC World Service & American Public Media at 7 pm on the patio between the hotel and the beach.

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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.

Public Radio Celebrates Local Journalism

Jul 1, 2012
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Public media journalist Ellen Weiss is this year's winner of PRNDI's Leo C. Lee Award. Weiss, who appeared in Houston during PRNDI's annual awards banquet, reminded journalists that "public radio is resilient, but you can't take anything for granted." "You've thrived and survived because of great journalism," said Weiss. Weiss, who's now executive editor at the Center for Public Integrity, built her reputation as a news manager at NPR.

Penn State Public Broadcasting announces “Think Outside the Pipes,” a local reporting initiative for public radio stations. 

KUOW's Arvid Hokanson will be available at the PRNDI conference in Houston, TX to answer questions about the ND position.

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