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NPR's Washington Desk Expands

Mar 15, 2018

In an email to staff, Washington Desk Supervising Senior Editor Beth Donovan and Deputy Editor Shirley Henry announced new additions.

All – We're happy to introduce a number of new additions to the Washington Desk.

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 heard from NPR Special Correspondent Melissa Block, who covered the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Welcome back from Pyeongchang! Any jet lag?

NPR's 'Planet Money' Welcomes Two New Hosts

Mar 12, 2018

NPR's Planet Money team will add new voices. Read more in this announcement from Supervising Senior Producer Alex Goldmark.

Hello Friends,

I have news. Two new hosts are joining Planet Money: Sarah Gonzalez and Karen Duffin. This is big folks. So here are some big paragraphs about them.

In an email to staff, NPR Managing Editor Sara Goo recently outlined new structural changes in the newsroom to further reflect and bolster our goal to bring a strong digital audience to our most important journalism and storytelling.

Colleagues,

Faces of NPR: Events Team

Mar 6, 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 inspires them. This week's post features the NPR Events team.

You all work on the Events team. What are your roles?

Jessica Goldstein, Director of Events and Strategic Initiatives

Joanna Pawlowska, Senior Manager, Generation Listen

Allie Prescott, Events Manager

Your Guide To NPR At SXSW 2018

Mar 1, 2018

We're getting our badges and tote bags ready to see you in Austin, Texas, later this month. Here's your 2018 curated guide to experiencing the South By Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival the public radio way. We've got a run-down of panels, meet-ups and, of course, our annual NPR Music showcase.

NPR Music

SXSW Showcase 2018 With Support From iZotope's Spire Studio

Today, the NPR Board unanimously adopted a series of measures to help ensure that the Board's commitment to an inclusive and diverse workplace is reflected in the daily experiences of everyone at NPR.

Improving NPR's Workplace Culture

Feb 16, 2018

NPR's leadership is committed to addressing issues of sexual harassment and has taken immediate steps to improve NPR's work environment and our complaint process.

For the past three months NPR's Chief Operating Officer Loren Mayor has been meeting with groups of employees to hear their concerns and ask what NPR could be doing better to rebuild trust and improve workplace culture after revelations of sexual harassment forced us to reexamine our workplace. Supported by staff input, NPR has instituted several workplace improvement initiatives, including the following:

Faces Of NPR: Chris Benderev

Feb 16, 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 inspires them. This week's post features Chris Benderev, a producer for NPR's Embedded.

The Basics:

Name: Chris Benderev

Job Title: Producer for NPR's Embedded podcast

Where You're From: Laguna Hills, California

Galentine's Day - the fictional holiday originally described in Season 2 of the NBC series Parks and Recreation - can be celebrated just as the character Leslie Knope originally described: "Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas."

This year, consider adding NPR and public radio to your celebration.

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