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


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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.