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NPR Music and program directors from VuHaus' public radio music station network today announced Big Thief, Jamila Woods and Lo Moon as the inaugural class of Slingshot, a new collective effort among taste-making stations to elevate the profiles of exceptional emerging artists.

Since launching NPR One in 2014, we've been working to deliver a news and storytelling experience that meets users in all the places they are now and will be in the future. For the Digital Media team, this has meant designing and building focused, yet flexible apps for smartphones, smart TVs, car infotainment systems, wearable devices, voice platforms, and more.

Read NPR Executive Editor Edith Chapin's email to newsroom staff about Andrea Kissack's new position on the Science Desk.

As some of you may have heard an NPR legend is shifting gears. Anne Gudenkauf who has presided over the distinguished Science Desk for longer than would be polite to point out, is moving to a part-time role focused exclusively on Invisibilia beginning next month. We are glad she is remaining nearby, but she leaves a remarkable legacy for her successor.

NPR Director of Visual Journalism Keith Jenkins shared the news of Nicole Werberk's hiring in an email to staff earlier today.

Hey there,

What a summer it's been! Lots of news and lots of change at NPR Visuals. Today I am very pleased to announce that Nicole Werbeck, former digital editor here at NPR, will be returning to the NPR Visuals team as the Supervising Editor for Photography.

On Monday, August 21, thousands of spectators and families poured into the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., for their special eclipse viewing day activities.

For more than a hundred curious listeners and their parents, the solar eclipse was an opportunity to meet a voice they only knew from car rides and living room listening sessions. Mindy Thomas, co-host of NPR's Wow in the World, worked with intrepid reporters-in-training to learn about the eclipse, what they liked most about the show and much more.

Does the smell of a new book make you happy? Grab your favorite public radio tote bag and join NPR journalists at the 17th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, September 2, 2017. 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.

In a staff note sent on Tuesday, Aug. 22, NPR Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes shared an update about key roles in the NPR-Member Station Collaborative Journalism Network.

Faces Of NPR: Daniel Zwerdling

Aug 17, 2017

The Basics

Name: Daniel Zwerdling

Twitter Handle: @dzwerdling

Job Title: Correspondent, Investigations Unit

Where You're From: Silver Spring, Maryland

An Inside Look

You're a Correspondent in the Investigations Unit at NPR. What does that mean?

Wow in the Sky!

Aug 9, 2017

Join us for a once in a lifetime "Wow" event at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. We are also looking for kid SKYwitness Reporters to cover the eclipse from their hometown.

On August 21st, 2017, for the first time in nearly 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire United States.

Mindy Thomas, host of NPR's Wow in the World, will be meeting up with the amazing team of experts at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. for their special eclipse viewing day activities – and you are invited!

After a 19-year hiatus, returning to your ear canals on a weekly basis with NPR has been nothing short of amazing. We super appreciate all the positive feedback to our podcast thus far. If you've enjoyed our first three episodes with Dave Chappelle, Mahershala Ali and Eddie Huang, you're in for more goodness with upcoming in-depth interviews every Wednesday with incredible people, including ‪Stevie Wonder, ‪Chance the Rapper and more!