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


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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.

  • KQED Radio Studio
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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.