George Bodarky Returns to the PRNDI Board

After spending eight years on the Public Radio News Directors Inc. board, including two terms as president of PRNDI, George Bodarky accepted an invitation from current President Terry Gildea to return to the board. He will serve out the remaining year of Deanna Garcia’s term as an at-large representative. Garcia resigned her post in September. Bodarky says he is excited to be back on the board of directors. “PRNDI really holds a special place in my heart,” says Bodarky. “It has been a big...

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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.

Help Wanted in West Virginia

Aug 7, 2012

West Virginia Public Broadcasting seeks two (2) full-time Reporters for our Charleston newsroom.

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.

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Terry Gildea

Rachel Osier Lindley

Johnathan Reaves

Johnathan Reaves

George Bodarky

Alicia Zuckerman

Alicia Zuckerman

Business Manager

Christine Paige Diers