After 36 years in public radio, PRPD President Arthur Cohen will retire at the end of this year. We’re honored to have him close our conference with his personal reflections on the evolution of public radio and public media. The breadth of Arthur’s career has been equaled only by the depth of his commitment. He brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience to his understanding of our field. This benediction is an opportunity to hear a unique and passionate perspective on the work that we do, and an opportunity to celebrate the man who has devoted his life to make that work better, more successful, and more meaningful for the American public.
What will NPR journalists risk to bring great tape and powerful storytelling to your listeners? No matter where our stories take us – whether overseas or into our own communities – NPR journalists put themselves on the line to bring home the stories that need to be told.
After six years of Public Radio Tech Surveys, some incredible trends have emerged to shape programming, marketing, and delivery strategies. In presenting this year's data, Jacobs Media’s Fred Jacobs takes a deep dive into these findings with a special emphasis on trending back to 2008 when these studies began.
Here’s your chance to see and hear the new President and CEO of NPR, Jarl Mohn.
James Harding joined the BBC as Director of News and Current Affairs in August 2013. Prior to this appointment James was Editor of The Times from December 2007 to December 2012, having joined the paper in 2006 as Business & City Editor. James worked at the Financial Times for several years, as Washington bureau chief from 2002-2004 and before that as the media editor
The #1 name in business news, Marketplace is celebrating 25 years on the air. In honor of this milestone, we’re bringing a taste of what’s new at Marketplace to lunch, or maybe we should say Brunch
Each of us has within us an Authentic Voice that is free, natural, unique and inherently beautiful. However, most of us speak with a false voice that has been hijacked by stress, fear, and some preconceived notion of how we should sound.
As Nick Francis leads a discussion with other programmers in the room, you'll hear segments from a variety of jazz recordings, both old and new. Be there to share your reactions, hear how other programmers approach their own "sound," and discuss how we can make our sound more appealing to a wider audience while maintaining a balance between the commercial and the artistic.
More and more stations are talking about “engagement”. But what does that mean? Is it a catalyst for content creation? Is it something we do through social networks or is it a mix of activities that includes face-to-face meetings with our community and audience?
We know about the changing demographic of the United States and that many groups, including Asian, Pan-Asian, African-American, and Latinos are all underrepresented in public media today. We also tend to attract more highly educated middle and upper class audiences and staffs. The industry is working to diversify staff and content focus. Yet, we often are puzzled why things don’t change more quickly, despite our earnest efforts.