328 Resources

Podcast vs. Local News: An Either-Or Proposition?

Judith Smelser, Elaine Appleton Grant, Sandra Clark
2021 - Redefining Public Media Virtual Conference

Many stations - especially small and midsize ones - may have to choose between a new quest for podcast excellence and the old dream of becoming primary news sources for their communities. In this session, we’ll explore these tensions and address how stations might begin to prioritize rather than falling victim to the more-with-less fallacy. We’ll also look at ways to ensure station podcasts continue to put accuracy, localism, and public service first, even amid the pressures of a hyper-competitive environment that often favors a compelling narrative over the truth.

Defining Your Organizational Identity

Thomas Mara, Kevin Cole, Steve Williams, Bill Johnson, Abby Goldstein
2021 - Redefining Public Media Virtual Conference

 In this session, we'll meet the leaders of KEXP, WBGO and WRTI and examine how reframing a station's organizational identity can lead to innovation and growth. 

Sponsored by CPB - Public Media: Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Kathy Merritt, Kevin Martin, Deborah Acklin, Caryn Mathes
2021 - Redefining Public Media Virtual Conference

Kathy Merritt, CPB’s SVP of Radio, Journalism and CSG Services will lead a discussion with Ideastream Public Media President and CEO Kevin Martin, WQED President and GM Deborah Acklin, and Puget Sound Public Radio (KUOW) President and GM Caryn Mathes about system collaborative efforts and new approaches to recruitment and workplace culture.

Events in a Virtual World

Aldi Kaza, Sarah Austin Jenness, David Safar, Glynn Washington, Juliet Fromholt
2021 - Redefining Public Media Virtual Conference

In this session, we'll talk with The Moth, Snap Judgement and The Current in Minneapolis and we'll learn how these organizations adapted to the virtual event space, what they discovered about access and audience and how this experience is informing their decisions about future events.

Webinar: Black Podcast Listener Report

Gabriel Soto
Edison Research just completed the first-ever comprehensive research on Black podcast listeners in the US. Join Edison’s Gabriel Soto, Director of Research, as he walks us through the findings of The Black Podcast Listener Report, including podcast discovery, device usage, advertisements, video components and topics/genres.

Connect with Colleagues

PRPD offers a number of ways for you to connect with public radio colleagues across geography. Join a specific format google group or sign up to join monthly format meet-up calls!  

Great Production

Jim Cutler, Fred Jacobs, Christina Shockley, Abby Goldstein

PRPD President Abby Goldstein moderates a discussion with nationally recognized production master and voice actor Jim Cutler and we'll listen to examples from stations around the country.

Great Copy

Laura Landress, Stacy Owen, Sheila Rue, Christina Shockley, Abby Goldstein

In this session, you will learn valuable techniques for writing great broadcast promos and live announcements with attention to the specific nature of underwriting copy.

Your "Stationality"

Kelsey McConnell, Zoe Clark, Charlee Robles, Christina Shockley, Abby Goldstein

In this session, you will learn about the best techniques for staying consistent in how you execute local breaks and proven methods for keeping your station’s brand top of mind at every step.