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


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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.