If you got a kick out of the rock trivia challenge at least year’s PRNDI conference, you won’t want to miss what we have in store following this year’s Friday night reception.
The political satire group, The Capitol Steps, will be performing for us in “Studio 1” at NPR’s headquarters.
The Capitol Steps have been poking fun of newsmakers in Washington D.C. for more than 30 years. A group of Senate staffers founded the musical comedy troupe in 1981 to—as they say on their website—“satirize the very people and places that employed them.”
This is the true story of eight colleagues who chose to live in a house, to prepare meals together, work to plan a conference and other training sessions, to find out what happens when News Directors get out of the newsroom...and devote their full attention to plotting a course for the future of PRNDI and its members.
PRNDI has found its most memorable conferences are held in collaboration with a local member station. Over the last few years, we’ve partnered successfully in Cleveland with ideastream, in Houston with KUHF and in Louisville with Kentucky Public Radio and Louisville Public Media.
Public Radio News Directors, Inc. Presents "Breaking News and Getting it Right,"
This panel discussion includes:
John Dinges, Formerly with NPR, was a special correspondent for Time, Washington Post and ABC Radio in Chile. With a group of Chilean journalists, he co-founded the Chilean magazine APSO. Since 1996 he is associate professor and director of radio at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Introduction by Charles Compton, news director WEKU Radio, at PRNDI's 2013 Conference in Cleveland's Idea Center: Engineers take care of our equipment. Our expenses are handled by business managers. And the IT person keeps our computers humming. But, in most cases, only news directors take care of reporters.
At its annual business meeting on June 22nd, PRNDI elected two new members to its board of directors. Terry Gildea of KUER in Salt Lake City, UT was elected to a new at-large board position, while Kurt Gwartney from KGOU in Norman, OK was elected as a small staff size representative to the board. Gwartney replaces Aaron Selbig of KBBI in Homer, AK who chose not to seek relection to the board.