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


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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.