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Faces of NPR: J.C. Howard

Oct 9, 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 How I Built This' News Assistant, J.C. Howard.

The Basics:

Name: J.C. Howard

Twitter Handle: @TheJCHoward

Arkansan Vic Fleming has written 46 puzzles for the New York Times over the years. In honor of the Fall 2018 Fund Drive, he created a public radio-themed crossword puzzle for KLRE/KUAR.

Grab your pencil, turn on FM 89.1 or KLRE Classical 90.5 and click here to download a printable puzzle.

Meet NPR's 2018-19 Kroc Fellows

Oct 4, 2018

This week we're welcoming our new Kroc Fellows to NPR: Mayowa Aina, Henry Zimmerman, and Rebecca Ellis.

NPR Managing Editor Sara Goo and other newsroom leaders announced several new hires joining the Digital Content team. Read more below in the note shared with staff today.

Hey there,

Good morning and welcome to the first Monday in October! This is an exciting day for a few reasons, not the least of which is that we have several new colleagues joining us on the Digital Content team!

Alice Goldfarb, Data Viz and Graphics

Faces of NPR: Parth Shah

Oct 1, 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 Hidden Brain's Associate Producer Parth Shah.

The Basics:

Name: Parth Shah

Twitter Handle: @parthfm

Job Title: Associate Producer

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.

Deep-dive playlist on NPR One

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.

Podcast Playlist on Spotify

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.

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