UPCOMING WEBINAR: Building Trust in Your Leadership Team

Public radio stations that succeed in being news leaders in their communities often excel thanks in part to a healthy and trusting relationship between the newsroom leader and the station’s general manager.

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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

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!  

The Council on Foreign Relations has asked PRNDI to help spread the word about an upcoming free workshop aimed at helping local journalists draw connections between international events and community issues.  This is the invitation from CFR:

Dear Colleague:

Earlier this month, PRNDI board members and staff gathered in Washington, DC for the organization’s annual meeting.  The board met for three full days to consider all PRNDI business, and spent considerable time on conference planning.

We know you’re already thinking about those great pieces from 2018 that will be entered in various contests so your work can be recognized.  While the PRNDI Awards deadline falls later than many, it’s our plan to open the contest early this year so you can get your entries ready at the same time you’re entering other national, state and regional contests.  PRNDI’s new Awards Review Committee has already been busy reviewing the contest in-depth and made some recommendations to the PRNDI Board that were approved at the board’s November meeting.  We wanted to let you know what changes are com

Consider a full-time investigative project supported by $65,000 in salary for nine months, plus travel and housing stipends.

The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism takes applications from Dec. 1 - Jan. 25 for the 2019-’20 academic year.

Early in its history, the Public Radio News Directors Association conducted a survey of stations.  The results were published in the very first issue of the newsletter “Advisory: Not for Broadcast” in July, 1986.  This is what we learned then.


The Cronkite School at Arizona State University is seeking applicants for the first group of newsroom leaders to be trained through the Editorial Integrity and Leadership Initiative.  The project, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, seeks to improve the editorial capacity of public media journalism by building the expertise of 100 editors.  The first round of applications is open now with a deadline of January 1, 2019.  


Alicia Zuckerman

Rachel Osier Lindley

Julie Glenn

Johnathan Reaves

George Bodarky

Terry Gildea

Christine Paige Diers