George Bodarky

President

George Bodarky is the News and Public Affairs Director at WFUV FM, an NPR affiliate station, based on the Rose Hill campus of Fordham University in the Bronx.  George serves as the Training Committee Chair for Public Radio News Directors, Inc. and is the Past President of the New York State Associated Press Board of Directors.  He is an award-winning journalist who trains undergraduate and graduate students at Fordham University in multi-platform journalism.  George is widely known for his vocal coaching and journalism training.  Over the years his students have won countless awards and have secured employment as anchors, reporters, writers and producers in commercial and public television and radio outlets across the nation.  Prior to working at WFUV, George spent many years as an anchor, reporter and news manager in commercial radio and television.

Ways to Connect

PRNDI is seeking nominations for individuals at member stations who are blazing a trail of innovation in their shops. We will be selecting up to three nominees to present on their projects during a breakout session at our June conference in Philadelphia. The session will be titled “The Innovation Lab” and take place Saturday June 23rd at 2:45 pm.  You can submit nominees to George Bodarky at gbodarky@wfuv.org with CREATIVE THINKERS in the subject line. Those selected will receive half off their conference registration.

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President’s Annual Report to the Members

June, 2016

Strategic Planning

Each year the PRNDI board holds a retreat to plan the annual conference and set the organization’s goals for the year ahead.  Among the initiatives in the works (or already achieved) as a result of that meeting are:

Louisville Public Media (LPM) seeks a President and General Manager for its highly successful public media service to the citizens of Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Through multiple platforms – radio, internet, and emerging media – LPM seeks to engage all segments of its community with compelling programming that informs, enriches and connects people to one another, to the state, to the nation, and to the world.

Kent State University seeks applications for the position of General Manager of WKSU reporting to the Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications and External Affairs. The General Manager will be an experienced and collaborative leader who embodies a consensus-building style and embraces the role of national public radio as part of a distinctive national research university.

PRNDI is deeply saddened by the deaths in Afghanistan of NPR photojournalist David Gilkey and NPR's Afghan interpreter and fellow journalist Zabihullah Tamanna.

You can read and listen to NPR's coverage of this tragic news here and here.

WPR Seeks ATC Host

May 17, 2016

Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) seeks an engaging local host of NPR’s All Things Considered on its statewide network. Duties include the preparation and production of live local newscasts, weather breaks and other continuity elements.  Additional duties include the production of feature pieces and interviews for use in All Things Considered and other programs as assigned. The successful candidate will join WPR’s award-winning team of journalists committed to outstanding statewide news coverage.  This position reports to the News Director; hours are Monday-Friday approximately 10:00 a.m. to 6:00pm.

Colorado Public Radio News is looking for a morning Digital Assistant News Editor to help steer our growing newsroom's online report into the busiest part of the day, and someone who can bring success and savvy to our efforts at engaging new and diverse audiences on social media.

No doubt these are challenging (yet exciting) times for our newsrooms. PRNDI is committed to making sure public radio newsrooms across the system have solid leadership in place to navigate today's ever-changing media landscape.

The Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI), in partnership with the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), proudly announce that Courtney Collins and the news staff at KERA in North Texas will be the recipient of this year’s Excellence in Consumer Financial Reporting Award. PRNDI and NEFE will present the award to KERA at the PRNDI annual conference in St. Louis on June 25.

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