• Bruce Koon, KQED
  • Erin Hennessey, KPLU
  • Pat Duggins, Alabama Public Radio
  • Eve Troeh, WWNO
  • Sally Mauk, formerly with Montana Public Radio
  • Connie Stevens, WVTF
  • Bob Beck, Wyoming Public Media
  • Kurt Gwartney, formerly of KGOU
  • Bill Raack, St Louis Public Radio
  • Keith Shortall, MPBN
  • Matt Schafer-Powell, WUOT
  • John Dankosky, WNPR
  • Emily Donahue, KUT
  • Marge Pitrof, WUWM
  • Chris Blank, WKNO
  • Tim Lambert, WITF
  • Naomi Starobin, WHYY
  • Sally Eisele, Interlochen, MI
  • Yellowstone Public Radio's Jackie Yamanaka with Jim Gransbery.
  • Charles Compton, WSKG
  • Brent Wolfe, WUNC
  • Scott Cameron, Illinois Public Radio
  • Suzanne Marmion, KPBS
  • Paul Glickman, KPCC
  • Meymo Lyons, WAMU
  • Elisabeth Perez-Luna, WHYY
  • Terry Gildea, KUER
  • Vince Duffy, Michigan Radio
  • Martha Foley, North Country Public Radio
  • Mike Edgerly, Minnesota Public Radio
  • Brian O'Keefe, WDCB
  • Brian Larsen, KUNC
  • Karen Feagins, WJCT
  • Kelley Griffin, Colorado Public Radio
  • Cara Hetland, South Dakota Public Broadcasting
  • Raul Ramirez, 1946-2013
  • Morgan Holm, OPB
  • Anita Bugg, Nashville Public Radio
  • Amy Tardif, WGCU
  • Teresa Collier, Mississippi Public Broadcasting
  • Sam Hudzik, WFCR
  • Sarah Ashworth, NHPR
  • Tripp Sommer, KLCC
  • Janet Saidi, Kansas City
  • Peter O'Dowd, WBUR
  • Doug Doyle, WBGO
  • Maryanne Zeleznik, WVXU
  • Connie Walker, WUNC
  • Ken Vincent, KVCR
  • Holly Kernan, KQED
  • Joe Barr, Capital Public Radio
  • Xana O'Neill, WNYC
  • Fred Martino, KRWG
  • Andrea Chalfin, KRCC
  • Lance Orozco, KCLU
  • Rachel Lewis Hilburn, WHQR
  • Amy Jeffries, WRKF
  • Michael Marcotte, Univ of New Mexico
  • Cathy Duchamp, KUOW
  • Rachel Lindley, WBHM
  • Frank Morris, KCUR
  • Rick Holter, KERA
  • Randy Gorbman, WXXI
  • Joaqlin Estus, KBNA
  • George Bodarky, WFUV
  • Michael Leland, IPR


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Six essential attributes of a public radio news director:


Leads with a mission

2Empowers others

3Sets the editorial bar

4Puts the public first

5Masters the medium

6Advances public service journalism


Field Kit

The Field Kit is filled with resources for the local public radio news director.

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Data pertaining to local public media news.

Issues & Challenges

Solutions for problems that vex us.


Tactics and procedures you can try in the newsroom.


Actual examples and ready-to-use templates.

Case Studies

Focus on real situations.

Outside Help

Borrowing from the best in the industry.