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PD Handbook

The PD Handbook is a comprehensive resource for Program Directors – an overview of the principles, skills and accumulated knowledge for public radio programmers. It is designed as a portal to “all things PD” – an up-to-date and evolving knowledge base with links to relevant resources both on the PRPD website and beyond.  It is available to PRPD members only and requires you to log in to the site.

Public Radio Tech Survey 6: What 161,991 Public Radio Fans Have Made Perfectly Clear

Fred Jacobs
2014 - Portland

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.

Arthur Cohen - Conference Benediction

Arthur Cohen
2014 - Portland

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.

The Risk of Reporting

Kelly McEvers, Jason Beaubien, David Gilkey, Elise Hu, Christopher Turpin
2014 - Portland

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. 

What's Enduring About Public Radio?

Tamar Charney, Arthur Cohen, Jody Evans, Valerie Geller, Mark Ramsey, Matt Thompson
2014 - Portland

We’ve talked for years about the need to embrace the future – new technology, new audiences, new platforms – and public radio has taken up the challenge.  While we’re moving forward, it’s also important to ask what has public radio has achieved that we want to be sure to take with us – What is Enduring?

Connected Cars

Fred Jacobs, Larry Rosin
2014 - Portland

Larry Rosin and Fred Jacobs discuss one of the biggest challenges – and opportunity - facing radio in the coming years revolves around the “connected car.”  The storied relationship between broadcast radio and the automobile is undergoing immense change.  It is critical that radio professionals understand how the digital dashboard is being redefined by every automaker in the world.  

Keynote: James Harding, BBC News

James Harding
2014 - Portland

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

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