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Acting Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Christopher Turpin announced Tamar Charney's new role as NPR's Managing Director for Personalization and Curation. Read more in his note to staff below.

If you pay close attention to internal job postings, you may have noticed several new positions with NPR One have been posted recently. It's because NPR One is playing a bigger role than ever before.

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For Hispanic Heritage Month, NPR One is highlighting our editors' favorite NPR stories from over the years about Hispanic culture, art and personalities. The hope is that these stories show there are many different ways to be Hispanic, Latino or Latinx. Every day listeners can check back for a new story told by and about Hispanic people.

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Happy 10th Anniversary Planet Money!

Sep 12, 2018

Planet Money is turning 10 years old. It was a risky venture from the start. Planet Money launched as the 2008 financial crisis was hitting full swing, with the ambitious goal of trying to make sense of the big economic forces that were moving the economy in real time, and with stories the average, non-expert would actually want to listen to. If that weren't enough, Planet Money was going to do it with a podcast, a new medium most people hadn't heard of yet.

Earlier this summer, we shared an update about our ongoing work for the NPR App and invited app users to help us test and develop new features. Many of you responded, and we're incredibly thankful to those who did. Inspired by your insights and suggestions, we've been hard at work over the past few months improving the app experience, fixing bugs, and developing some features that we think you'll be excited about.

Get your bookmarks ready and join NPR journalists at the 17th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, September 1, 2018. More than 100 authors, illustrators and poets will be gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center that weekend for a full day of Q&A sessions, special programs and family friendly activities. NPR hosts and journalists will lead book chats with writers in a wide range of genres and topics.

This week, Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik start the next chapter of their journalism careers as the new co-hosts of On Point, a public radio weekday news and talk program. We caught up with them to talk journalism, the radio landscape and more.

What's your pitch to new listeners about why they should listen to On Point?

SXSW PanelPicker 2019: Here Are Your NPR Choices

Aug 16, 2018

Have you been poking around SXSW PanelPicker portal lately? For 2019, NPR journalists and staff are hoping to participate or host panels on topics including smart speakers, education and tech, music and more. The voting period for SXSW's 2019 PanelPicker submissions runs through August 30, 11:59 pm.

Maternal Mortality in America: What's Going On?

Sept. 11, 2018:

NPR has finished reviewing the work done for it by freelance journalist Danielle Karson. The network examined all stories filed by her that are still available in its audio management system — 1,429 separate files from the years 2011 into 2018. As best as can be determined, all were short reports for the NPR Newscasts that are broadcast once or twice an hour throughout the day.

In a message to newsroom staff, Senior Supervising Editor of NPR's International Desk Will Dobson shared the following staffing update.


The Korean peninsula has seen no shortage of breaking news in recent months. So I regret that I must break the next piece of news: Elise Hu is leaving her post in Seoul.  

Behind the Stories features perspectives from the reporters, editors and producers who create NPR's content, offering insights into how and why they do what they do. For this post, we talked with Investigations Correspondent Howard Berkes about his recent work on "Black Lung Returns To Coal Country," a series he has reported off-and-on for years.