UPCOMING WEBINAR: Social Media Ethics

Social media is an important tool for public radio newsrooms to report news and engage with growing audiences. But as the emotional intensity of our country’s political and social issues continues to rise, reporters and station employees find themselves in a difficult place. When is it appropriate to passionately weigh in on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and when is it not? The Culture or Journalism team will tackle social media ethics in a webinar on Thursday October 18 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

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National Press Foundation

The National Press Foundation is offering two training programs in the near term that might be of interest to PRNDI members.  Both are free training opportunities availalbe to professional journalists.

Rachel Osier Lindley

During the PRNDI Awards Banquet on Saturday June 23rd, NPR's Keith Woods accepted the Leo C. Lee Award for his exceptional work in public media.  Woods is NPR's Vice President for Newsroom Training and Diversity.  He titled his address: How To Make It Stick.

Half a dozen PRNDI attendees gather around a table with a game board, dice, and card stacks on top. But they are not playing a game. They are participating in the “Active Shooter Training” session, new to PRNDI this year. Led by NPR Newscast Unit Senior Producer John Stempin and Emily Cureton of Oregon Public Broadcasting, this simulation lets participants to practice newsroom information management during an active shooter situation.

The simulation, Incident Reporting (TM), was created by Stempin and based on a similar role play exercise he designed for PRNDI 2016.

PRNDI Honors Station Work At Awards Banquet

Jun 23, 2018
Rachel Osier Lindley

The 2018 PRNDI Conference ended on a very high note, with an awards ceremony recognizing and celebrating the work of reporting, editing, anchoring and producing at local public media radio stations across the U.S. Covering the outstanding efforts of 2017, more than 190 awards were presented for categories including Breaking News, Call-in Programs, Documentaries, Interviews, and News Features.

Covering The Midterms: Tips From NPR's Scott Detrow

Jun 23, 2018
Mary Shedden / WUSF News

The 2018 midterm elections have the potential to reshape our country's political landscape, and covering them can be a challenge. On Friday afternoon, WHYY's Dave Davies spoke with NPR congressional correspondent Scott Detrow about strategies for insightful election reporting.

Here's an excerpt from that Q & A, which included audience participation.

 

The PRNDI 2018 conference jumped into important issues with a look at creating a safe work environment in newsrooms across the country. With the start of the #Metoo movement and several sexual harassment and bullying revelations in the media recently, panelists discussed how news managers and editors can create an emotionally-safe work environment.

The competition was fierce, but the results are in! Please join PRNDI in congratulating our 2018 early career conference scholarship winners: DaLyah Jones and Araceli Gomez-Aldana.

Terry Gildea Named Executive Director. Business Manager Christine Diers Promoted to Full-time. PRNDI Takes Steps to Form Non-profit Public Media Journalists Foundation.

In every public radio newsroom across the country, editors play a critical yet often underappreciated role in raising the quality of journalism produced on a daily basis. That’s why PRNDI took steps last year to recognize the importance of this position by inaugurating the PRNDI Editor of the Year Award.

Check out the schedule for the 33rd annual PRNDI conference in Philadelphia at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel City Center. Online registration is closed.  If you'd like to register, please contact Christine at cpaigediers@gmail.com for instructions.

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Alicia Zuckerman

Rachel Osier Lindley

Julie Glenn

Johnathan Reaves

George Bodarky

Terry Gildea

Christine Paige Diers