PRNDI Hires Staff to Improve Member Services

Terry Gildea Named Executive Director. Business Manager Christine Diers Promoted to Full-time. PRNDI Takes Steps to Form Non-profit Public Media Journalists Foundation.

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Craig LeMoult

It’s been a month since a shooter killed 20 schoolchildren, 6 school staff, his mother and himself in Newtown, Connecticut. I coordinated WSHU Public Radio coverage of the shootings and the aftermath.  Though we had covered our share of crises -- severe weather, industrial accidents -- this event touched us and challenged our 9-person newsroom in new ways.  I hope our experience can be helpful to other news directors.

Ten things I learned from covering the Newtown shootings:

Capital Public Radio is looking for a State Government Reporter! If you love politics, journalism and public radio, this job is for you. 

In the coming days, journalists will have to provide clear-eyed context to help the nation come to terms with the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Without question this incident will once again spark heated debates over gun-control and school safety.

Let’s step back to see what we need to know to cover those stories.

Read more from the Poynter Institute's Al Tompkins here.

WBHM Seeks A Host/Reporter

Dec 14, 2012

WBHM in Birmingham is looking for a news host and reporter. 

You’ll be responsible for hosting one of their flagship news programs – either Morning Edition from 5 – 9 a.m. or All Things Considered and Marketplace from 3 – 7 p.m.

The “Producer” part of the job entails researching, reporting and producing NPR-style, in-depth, local stories which air on Morning Edition and All Things Considered and online at wbhm.org. Participation in on-air pledge drives and occasional fill-in work will also be required.

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.

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