PRNDI 2018 Conference

The PRNDI 2018 conference jumped into important issues with a look at creating a safe work environment in newsrooms across the country. With the start of the #Metoo movement and several sexual harassment and bullying revelations in the media recently, panelists discussed how news managers and editors can create an emotionally-safe work environment.

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As usual, PRNDI's pre-conference training sessions are hugely popular.  Congratulations to those of you have secured your confirmation numbers for the News Manager Training and the Editor Training.  Those sessions are now full to capacity.

Check out the schedule for the 33rd annual PRNDI conference in Philadelphia at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel City Center. Online registration is closed.  If you'd like to register, please contact Christine at cpaigediers@gmail.com for instructions.

The PRNDI Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2018 recipient of the Leo C. Lee award.  This year’s honoree is Keith Woods, NPR’s Vice President for Newsroom Training and Diversity.  Woods’ work in leadership training, storytelling and diversity is known throughout the journalism world.    

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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.

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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.