4:51 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Planet Money Training at PRNDI Conference

PRNDI is pleased to partner with NPR’s Planet Money to present a two day training session on how to tell complex stories in an entertaining way. 

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9:57 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Hotel Reservation Deadline May 28

Get your hotel reservations for this year's PRNDI Conference soon.  The conference hotel is the  Crowne Plaza in Crystal City, VA, with special conference pricing.  The PRNDI room rate is $149 per night. You can make your reservations under PRNDI's room block by clicking HERE.

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11:17 am
Tue March 11, 2014

PRNDI Conference Schedule

2014 Conference
7:55 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Registration Now Open for June Conference In DC

NPR's new building at 1111 North Capitol St. in Washington, D.C. is the site for many PRNDI conference events.
Credit Stephen Voss / NPR

Experience PRNDI and Washington, D.C. this summer during the 2014 conference, June 18-21.

Register online now for the conference HERE.  Check out the conference agenda HERE.

The annual meeting of public radio news directors from across the nation will celebrate the best in the system with the PRNDI awards banquet Saturday, June 21.

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9:38 am
Sat January 4, 2014

The Capitol Steps To Perform At June PRNDI Conference

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.”

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2:01 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

PRNDI's "Real World" D.C.

Marguerite Nutter, NPR

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.

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1:26 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

PRNDI Seeks New Conference Venues, New Partners

Sign posted by our conference partners in Cleveland, greeting PRNDI members to the Idea Center.

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. 

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Small Staff Stations
7:49 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Small Staff Stations Largest Among PRNDI Members

Kurt Gwartney is the news director at KGOU where he also provides editorial direction to StateImpact Oklahoma.

Public radio stations with small news staffs face increasing challenges as time is stretched between management duties, on-air responsibilities and never-ending online pressures.

These stations also make up the largest number of PRNDI members, with 36 listed in the most recent directory. The map at the end of this article shows the small-staff stations with a green marker.

As the newly elected small-staff newsroom representative to PRNDI, I want to hear from others sharing my circumstances what is needed from this organization.

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1:36 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

PRNDI Re-Cued: City Club of Cleveland

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.

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12:12 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

PRNDI Re-Cued: Protecting Reporters from Stress

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.

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