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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.

Everyone,

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.

Two KUAR Reporters Say Farewell

Jul 20, 2018

KUAR reporters Jacob Kauffman and Sarah Whites-Koditschek are leaving the radio station to pursue other endeavors. Their last day is Friday, July 20.

Kauffman, who joined KUAR in 2013 as a reporter and hosted All Things Considered and Morning Edition during his time, has accepted a position as coordinated campaign communications director for the Democratic Party of Arkansas.

Faces of NPR: Maureen Pao

Jul 11, 2018

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week's post features Digital News Producer Maureen Pao.

The Basics:

Name: Maureen Pao

Twitter Handle: @maureenpao

Job Title: Digital producer

Every day, NPR and Member stations are working together to tell the story of the whole country from everywhere in the country.

Why Journalism Matters. Good information about where you live — your town, your region, your country — is a foundation of our democracy. But it's harder to get.

Why NPR and local stations. Public media can address these gaps and create a more civil, more connected society.

NPR Earns Five 2018 National Murrow Awards

Jun 19, 2018

The Radio Television Digital News Association announced today the 2018 National Edward R. Murrow Award recipients and NPR earned five awards, the most honors of any news outlet this year.

  • In the Radio Network category, NPR and National Correspondent John Burnett were recognized for continuing coverage and reporting of immigration stories.

Faces Of NPR: Stacey Foxwell

Jun 19, 2018

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week's post features NPR Vice President of Operations Stacey Foxwell.

The Basics:

Name: Stacey Foxwell

Twitter Handle: You won't find me on Twitter or Facebook

Job Title: Vice President of Operations

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