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


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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.