In light of the “Collaborative Coverage Project” recently launched by NPR, PRNDI collected responses to a survey April 7-11, 2014 asking its membership for their ideas about collaboration. The survey went out to 95 recipients and 20 responded, representing newsrooms at public radio stations across the country.         

More than half of the respondents rated increased collaboration as needed or very needed (4 or 5 on the 5-point scale). The responses were equally distributed among small, medium, and large stations (according to PRNDI's definitions). But small and medium stations were much more likely to rate increased collaboration as needed or very needed.