PRPD has been hard at work behind the scenes to beef up our member services and there has never been a better time. Between your daily operations and looking forward to our collective future, we know you have a lot to manage. So to help you do you better, we’ve developed some online features which will help facilitate idea sharing and convene your important conversations.
Over 29,000 public radio listeners from 69 stations participate in a survey that illustrates how media and technology are changing the listening environment
With eight years of tracking, Jacobs Media and PRPD’s research partnership has produced a powerful new study that builds on eight years of tracking to document the progress of the digital revolution and its impact on public radio. PRTS8 vividly depicts a changing culture of media consumption that is impacting public radio listeners of all ages and reaches across every platform and device.
Ira Glass has not spoken at a public radio conference in nearly a decade.
Wondering what will be different about attending this year’s PRPD and if you should go?
We don’t know what he’s going to say. It’s 100% in his control, but you can bet cash money we’ll be inspired and challenged to see our work from a new perspective. It’s a great opportunity to bring new team members at your station so they can be fully immersed in the culture that makes public radio unique.
Sounds great, what else???
#PRPD16 will feature these General Sessions...
Make the most of your time in Phoenix - Register for a pre-conference workshop today!
PRX and The Center for Investigative Reporting
Monday, September 19, 2016
Investigative reporting takes time, money, staff and guts. It isn’t easy and not every station can do it. What does it take to cultivate, hire, sustain and generate great investigative reporting that can lead to changes in local communities? The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX will share what they have learned working with stations. This pre-conference workshop with CIR staff and other practitioners will guide stations through sustainability, capacity building, editing, impact measurement, engagement and production of investigative news.
Monday, September 19, 2016
This pre-conference session focuses on developing skills that help pledge producers create, coach and deliver effective fundraising breaks that sound good too. This one-day workshop focuses on the building of strong presentation skills among all participants in on-air drives.
Join John Sutton, Sonia Lee and Roger Gomoll as they take you through a combination of lectures, listening, discussion and one-on-one practice. Course participants will emerge from the course ready to bring a higher level of quality and efficiency to their stations.
Space is limited in both workshops to ensure each attendee gets the attention they need to bring new skills back to their organizations.
We believe the future is about Consumption, Relevance and Sustainability. PRPD believes that it is vital that every team member of every public radio content unit recognizes that it is our job to transcend making and delivering meaningful public service content, and that we must also be active, creative players in building new audiences and our financial future.
You make great work.
You want people to see it matters to their lives, embrace it, share it and champion it.
You know you need their support to keep it going.
In a time of turbulent change, the PRPD’s annual Content Conference is your opportunity to learn new ways to swim through the choppy waters.
The world is not sitting still. Neither can you.
Save the date and register for the Content Conference today. You know you are going to do it – so get it done and get on with your summer.
The Content Conference is now accepting proposals for sessions at the 2016 conference, September 19 – 22, in Phoenix. Interested parties may submit their ideas by email to firstname.lastname@example.org between now and the Call for Proposals closing date of Thursday, June 30, 2016.
Proposals will only be considered if the following criteria are met:
- Subject line of email reads “2016 Content Conference Session Submission”
- Proposed session should be one hour in length
- Designate the content pillar (Consumption, Relevance, Sustainability) in which you feel the session would best fit
- Include a session title in ten words or less
- Include a description of the session in less than 100 words
- Include the name, title and company for any speakers you envision as part of the session; please designate a moderator and panelists for panel submissions
- You include your full contact information (name, title, company, address, city, state, zip, phone and email) at the conclusion of your submission.
Those wishing to nominate themselves as a potential speaker not associated with any specific session can do so by email to email@example.com between now and the Call for Proposals closing date of Thursday, June 30, 2016.
Speakers will only be considered if the following criteria are met:
- Subject line of email reads “2016 Content Conference Speaker Submission”
- You designate which content pillar (Consumption, Relevance, Sustainability) you feel you would best fit within
- You include a list of no more than three areas of expertise you would feel comfortable speaking on.
- You attach your bio as a Microsoft Word attachment and not as part of the body of the email
- You include a brief explanation (50 words or less) as to why you would be a good speaker at the Content Conference
- You include any external links (LinkedIn, company website) in the body of the email
- You include your full contact information (name, title, company, address, city, state, zip, phone number and email) at the conclusion of your submission.
The 8th Public Radio Tech Survey (PRTS8) goes into the field May 9 and you need to be a part of this project.
PRTS is the only national research project that allows you to get station-specific data on the ways your audience members perceive, appreciate and use digital media. It is the longest running national project on digital media and public radio listeners. This longitudinal view provides you with the contextual intelligence you need to remain a relevant, vital entity in your community. And if we are not relevant and vital, there is no way we can maintain a sustainable revenue model.
Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in joining the PRPD board! Below is the slate of candidates endorsed by the Nominating and Governance Committee for election by membership vote.
Balloting information will be sent to each PRPD Member's designated representative on Monday, March 21, 2016 and voting closes on Friday, March 25, 2015 at 5:00pm local time. Instructions for voting will be contained in the official election email.
PRPD is embarking on a strategic planning process and your input is essential as the board and staff get together later this month to chart the course of this organization.
As the only organization fully committed to supporting the entire public media content community, we want to hear from as many people as possible - not just our current members.
Since we are all deadline driven we aren't giving you a month to do this... we are giving you just a little more than a week.
So go grab your beverage of choice - coffee, water or diet coke (or in the case of Bill Davis at KPCC - an ice cold Dr. Pepper) and take 15-20 minutes to complete the survey.
Please help PRPD plan for our collective future.
Three positions will be up for election this year. One seat is open due to term limits and two appointed board members are running to maintain their seats on the board.
All of the information about running for the board is available on the Running for the Board page. Typically, candidates apply directly to PRPD but you may also nominate someone else if you wish. Board members must be employees of member stations or organizations or may be an individual member. Only one person from any membership entity may be on the board at the same time.
The requested materials from all potential candidates must be received by PRPD no later than March 11, 2016 – by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.