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.
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.
Now that the new NPR newsmagazine clocks are set, what are the best ways to make the shows sound as smooth as possible? How should you assemble your local breaks to minimize disruption (tune-out)?
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?
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