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

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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.