Rachel Osier Lindley

Keith Woods' 2018 Leo C. Lee Address: How To Make It Stick

During the PRNDI Awards Banquet on Saturday June 23rd, NPR's Keith Woods accepted the Leo C. Lee Award for his exceptional work in public media. Woods is NPR's Vice President for Newsroom Training and Diversity at NPR. He titled his address: How To Make It Stick.

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Six Things Every Reporter Should Know About Guns

Jun 25, 2017
Rebecca Lewis

When he asked a room full of public radio journalists how many had never owned a gun, Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins was met with a room full of raised hands. He was not particularly surprised.

“Of all the things I ever thought I would be talking to PRNDI about, guns were not on my guess list,” Tompkins told the room at the start of his information session on covering guns.

Of course, gun ownership is not a prerequisite to gun knowledge. But if you have never had a gun, it stands to reason you may not know as much about them. This poses a problem for some journalists.

Making a Case for Editorial Independence

Jun 24, 2017
Michael Dobuski

Jacqui Helbert was a reporter for WUTC in Chattanooga, Tennessee last March when she embedded with a high school gay-straight alliance. The students were travelling to their state legislature to speak to their representatives about an anti-transgender bathroom bill. Some of those representatives, according to Helbert, were “less than nice.” While there, Republican Sen. Mike Bell questioned the idea of transgendered people, calling it “hogwash.” This caused some of the students to cry. They had more luck with GOP Rep.

Fighting Fake News with Real News

Jun 24, 2017
Michael Dobuski

On June 22, Edgar Madison Welch was sentenced to four years in prison under charges that included assault with a deadly weapon. Last December, the North Carolina man walked into a Washington DC pizza parlor with an AR-15 rifle and fired a number of rounds into the ceiling. According to Welch, he was investigating a baseless conspiracy theory known as “Pizzagate” that had gained traction online.  It claimed the Democratic Party was running an illegal child sex ring out of the basement of the building. NPR never covered the conspiracy theory, but it did cover the shooting incident.

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At PRNDI 2017, we’re celebrating editors, those unsung heroes of the newsroom. The folks who lurk in obscurity, tirelessly slaying superfluous “that” use and reminding reporters to write with the “fewest and most powerful words,” stronger verbs and active voice. The people who - at their best - inspire, challenge, and nurture their staffs. This one's for you guys.

Join PRNDI in congratulating our 2017 early career scholarship winners: Karen Rouse and Stephen Fowler.

 

“The PRNDI early career scholarship program allows journalists to experience our conference without placing that financial burden on their stations," says PRNDI president Terry Gildea. "Karen and Stephen represent an incredible talent pool of rising stars in public media. Our future is bright!”

 

The two-day PRNDI/NPR Editor Training and the two-day News Manager Training session at this year's Miami conference have now filled up.  There are no more seats available in either of those sessions.  

There are still seats available in the Environmental Field Trip, Moneyball Your Reporting w ith Brian Mann, and Beyond Radio: Telling Stories Online and on Social Media with Al Tompkins. 

Seating in all of our pre-conference training sessions is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis.  All pre-conference sessions require a confirmation code before you can register.

WIKIMEDIA CREATIVE COMMONS

Just added to the PRNDI Conference schedule! Environmental reporting field trip: Learn about everglades ecology and Miami sea rise. It'll be a valuable, hands-on experience for any journalist interested in reporting on climate change and how urban centers respond to changing sea levels. 

This trip will introduce reporters to the environmental issues in the Everglades and also an understanding of how the city of Miami is dealing with sea level rise. Breakfast and lunch are included.

PRNDI's "Editor of the Year" Award

Apr 3, 2017

NOTE: This competition is now closed. Nominations for 2018's Editor of the Year Award will be accepted starting in January 2018.

Editors. They’re the unsung heroes of the newsroom. They can spend hours working with a reporter, shaping and guiding a story, helping elevate the piece to something exceptional...and all without a byline!  

PRNDI: The Conference For ALL Public Media Journalists

Mar 29, 2017

"PRNDI? What's that? Our station has never sent anyone before. Why should we spend the money now?"

“Is PRNDI just like every other conference I’ve been to where people are still trying to figure out diversity and millennials?”

"My boss says I'm not the news director...why should they send me to PRNDI?"

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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Alicia Zuckerman

Rachel Osier Lindley

Julie Glenn

Johnathan Reaves

George Bodarky

Terry Gildea

Christine Paige Diers