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.
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.