PRNDI 2019 Conference Schedule

REGISTRATION FORM HOTEL RESERVATIONS This year's annual PRNDI Conference will be held at the downtown Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC. As usual, the pre-conference training sessions will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, with the full conference kicking off with an opening reception on Thursday evening. We'll end the conference with the annual awards banquet on Saturday evening.

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WNYC forms Black Employee Resource Group

Mar 6, 2019

By WNYC's Karen Rouse, the station's New Jersey Reporter who is a member of the PRNDI Communications Committee

New York Public Radio has formed its first ever Black Employee Resource Group as part of an overall effort to foster a supportive and inclusive environment for employees of color, and to hold the organization accountable for its diversity and inclusion goals.

Wondering how much it'll cost to attend this year's PRNDI Conference?  Here is all the information you need. 

Registration is now open.  You can see the full schedule HERE.  The registation form is available HERE.  

New to our awards this contest year, PRNDI is implementing Newscast days.  We'll have one of these days each calendar quarter during 2019.  Only newscasts from these specific dates will be eligible for entry into the newscast category for the annual PRNDI Awards Competition.

Tomorrow, February 19, 2019 is one of those four days.  We'll notify you of subsequent newscast days one day before the scheduled date.

The deadline to enter the 2019 PRNDI Awards competition is Friday March 1 at Midnight Eastern Time.  We thought this might be a good time to answer some questions about the awards competition. 

At its most recent meeting, the PRNDI Board added some clarifying language to the organization's Podcast category in the Annual PRNDI Awards competition.  The new language clarifies that national distribution channels do not disqualify a locally-produced podcast from entering the competition.  The changes were proposed by the PRNDI Awards Review Committee. 

Editors. They’re the unsung heroes of the newsroom. They can spend hours working with a reporter, shaping and guiding a story, helping elevate the piece to something exceptional...and all without a byline!  

Did you know that PRNDI offers three generous student scholarships each year to deserving young journalists?  Well, it does!

How It Works

Any student whose work is recognized in the PRNDI Annual Awards Competition can enter the scholarship competition.  Each year, student award winners are asked to write an essay on "What Public Radio Means to Me."  The PRNDI Board judges entries and chooses up to three students for recognition.

Bill Wheelhouse was a long-time PRNDI member prior to his retirement.  He served in various positions in public radio in Illinois.  Bill shared this "Tip of the Week" with the Illinois Broadcasters Association earlier this month, and gave us permission to use it here.  Great tip - thanks Bill!

This one comes from Poynter. It’s one of the reasons why I threw a little money their way during their end of year fundraising campaign.


  The National Press Foundation is currently taking applications for a free five-day training opportunity related to fishing and conservation.  They encourage interested journalists to apply.

As seen in the PRNDA Newsletter, July 1991 - Note:  PRNDA was the original name of what is now PRNDI.  In the early 1990s, the A for "Association" was changed to I for "Incorporated."

By Fay Mitchell Henderson, PRNDA Member Services Committee


Alicia Zuckerman

Rachel Osier Lindley

Julie Glenn

Johnathan Reaves

George Bodarky

Terry Gildea

Christine Paige Diers