Conference

The PRNDI Conference is going to be here sooner than you know, and we're pleased to announce that the schedule is now available, as is online registration!  We are so excited about this year's schedule of events - we'll have two great off-site events - one from our great station host WHYY, and the other from AIR and Localore! 

Check out the schedule for the 33rd annual PRNDI conference in Philadelphia at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel City Center. Don't forget to register for the conference and book your room ASAP!

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What are some of the best, most creative, beautiful, hilarious, or just really smart uses of sound you've heard in member station-produced work? For PRNDI 2018, we're putting together a session to inspire us and remind us what's possible with audio. It can be an entire story or just a few moments. It can be great use of ambient sound or sound effects, but it can also be great rhythmic writing or production. It can be non-narrated. These are pieces that embrace and celebrate the medium of audio.

The PRNDI Board is working on finalizing a great agenda for the 2018 PRNDI Conference coming up in June in Philadelphia.  We'll post the agenda here soon.  In the meantime, mark your calendar for June 20 through June 23.  The PRNDI Room rate for a single or double room is $189 per night.  You can reserve your room now online at THIS LINK.

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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The PRNDI Board of Directors is having a board retreat November 1-5.  During this retreat, the 2018 PRNDI Conference will be planned.  We need your help!!  What would you like to learn during the 2018 conference?  We are taking suggestions and comments as we plan the general sessions and the panel discussions.  A one-question survey has been created, which you can find here.  Please fill this survey out.  Thank you for your time. 

Striving for Diversity in Public Radio

Jun 25, 2017
NPR

During lunch at the PRNDI Conference on Saturday, while conferees ate a plain dish of chicken and rice, NPR's Keith Woods delivered a well-seasoned speech about diversity in public radio newsrooms.

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2017 PRNDI Conference.  The conference concluded Saturday night with the awards banquet honoring the very best in Public Radio reporting.   Al Letson of Reveal took the podium as the emcee for the evening.  

NPR Wants 'NATO For Public Radio' in New Regional Hubs

Jun 25, 2017
PRNDI's Twitter

At the PRNDI Conference on Friday, NPR leaders outlined a new effort to collaborate with member stations through regional hubs. They said the initiative would better synthesize local member station coverage within regions, and improve the network's ability to cover stories nationwide.

NPR's Collaborative Coverage Senior Editor Bruce Auster, who's heading the initiative, held a breakout session entitled Imagining a Collaborative Journalism Network.

"We want this to be like NATO  for public radio," he said. 

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.

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