Christine Paige Diers

Business Manager

Christine Paige Diers is the Business Manager for PRNDI.  She started working for PRNDI part-time in 1997, and has been full-time staff with the organization since July 1, 2018.  Known to many in the organization as "Ma PRNDI,"  Christine's work history includes serving as a Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society and working for 8 years as the Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame in Sturgis, South Dakota (yes, really).  In a former life, Christine was a public radio news director in Grand Forks, North Dakota, then worked in public relations for city government and for a business incubator.

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The two-day PRNDI/NPR Editor Training and the two-day News Manager Training session at this year's Miami conference have now filled up.  There are no more seats available in either of those sessions.  

There are still seats available in the Environmental Field Trip, Moneyball Your Reporting w ith Brian Mann, and Beyond Radio: Telling Stories Online and on Social Media with Al Tompkins. 

Seating in all of our pre-conference training sessions is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis.  All pre-conference sessions require a confirmation code before you can register.

WIKIMEDIA CREATIVE COMMONS

Just added to the PRNDI Conference schedule! Environmental reporting field trip: Learn about everglades ecology and Miami sea rise. It'll be a valuable, hands-on experience for any journalist interested in reporting on climate change and how urban centers respond to changing sea levels. 

This trip will introduce reporters to the environmental issues in the Everglades and also an understanding of how the city of Miami is dealing with sea level rise. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Welcome to the 32nd annual PRNDI conference. Here you can find the schedule and room assignments for each session on for Friday, June 23 - Saturday, June 24. Thursday evening, join us for a Reception with BBC World Service & American Public Media at 7 pm on the patio between the hotel and the beach. 

The 2017 PRNDI Conference will be held in June of 2017 at the Newport Beachside Resort in Miami, Florida.  The PRNDI Board has begun planning the conference, and we'll post a tentative schedule soon.  

Public Radio News Directors Inc. and emcee Korva Coleman of NPR handed out 173 awards to 72 organizations at its conference in St. Louis over the weekend for work done at stations and other outlets during calendar year 2015.  The annual PRNDI Awards pit local public radio stations against one another in an effort to find the very best public radio reporting in a variety of categories from Arts Reporting to Spot News.  "This year's competition was fierce with over 1,200 entries submitted," according to George Bodarky, PRNDI President.

We are looking forward to seeing you in St. Louis.

The PRNDI conference is coming up fast, and if you're planning on being there, the PRNDI board is excited that you've decided to attend.  We will have our BIGGEST TURNOUT EVER!  Be prepared to meet some new people, network, have some fun, and take home a ton of information that will help you do your job better.  We figured you'd like to have some information, so we've compiled the list below of "The 10 most important questions about the PRNDI Conference" that should help.

  There's good news for PRNDI, but it may be bad news for some of our procrastinating members!!

The Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, where this year's PRNDI Conference will be held - is sold out for part of our conference time.  That's GREAT NEWS for PRNDI - it means:

 Making your plans to attend the 2016 PRNDI Conference in St. Louis?  Ready to make your airport transportation reservation?  PRNDI Attendees get a special rate from Go Best Express.

Click here to reserve an airport shuttle seat using the convention rate ($17 each way, per person).  Please have your credit card ready, as a credit card is required and charged when you book.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – Pre-Conference Workshops:

 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - PRNDI’s News Manager Training and Certification – Day One - Maryland A -  Today's newsroom leaders face BIG challenges: they set editorial strategy and ethical standards for their organizations; they plan coverage and assign, track, and edit stories; they manage people and personalities; and, they're helping navigate a digital future for public media journalism.

 

  We're getting ready for St. Louis - and you should, too!!  Your PRNDI board has been hard at work getting the conference schedule put together, and we're very excited about the opportunities you'll have at this year's conference.

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