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Remarks delivered by Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes at the Public Radio News Directors conference in Miami, on June 23, 2017

Good morning,

It has been two years since I first joined you here at PRNDI.

I was just a few months into my new job and I began by apologizing for the many sins of NPR. And then I tried to paint an ambitious but achievable goal.

I said I hoped we could work together to achieve the same level of dysfunction between NPR and Member stations that already existed within NPR.

Weekend Listens: Award Winning Stories from NPR

Jun 23, 2017

Looking for some recommendations for weekend listening? Check out these award winning stories from NPR. The 2017 Edward R. Murrow Awards were announced this week and NPR won several for feature reporting, excellence in innovation and continuing coverage.

Faces Of NPR: Alex Curley

Jun 23, 2017

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week's post features NPR's Assistant Producer in Programming, Alex Curley.

The Basics:

Name: Alex Curley

Twitter Handle: @AlexCurley

Job Title: Assistant Producer in Programming

You may already know Sam Sanders as a campaign reporter for NPR during the 2016 presidential election, as well as one of the original co-hosts of the NPR Politics Podcast. Sam's trademark curiosity and empathy made him a fan favorite as he covered the intersection of culture, pop culture, and politics, and talked listeners through all of the political coverage that swirled throughout the election cycle.

Extending NPR's reach, relevance and accessibility is essential to building a best-in-class network of reporters, storytellers and artists who inform, engage and inspire listeners in every corner of the country. What's more, it drives the vision of a digital network that connects with you, our listeners, across every platform. We come from everywhere; we want to be everywhere.

This summer, NPR is taking some important steps forward in this "news everywhere" strategy.

Faces Of NPR: Sara Goo

Jun 12, 2017

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week's post features NPR's Interim Managing Editor, Sara Goo.

The Basics:

Name: Sara Kehaulani Goo

Twitter Handle: @sarakgoo

Job Title: Interim Managing Editor

Where You're From: Dana Point, California

We are here this morning to remember those we've lost, to honor their commitment and to rededicate ourselves to the principals they believed in and died for.

Faces Of NPR: Ashley Westerman

May 31, 2017

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week's post features Morning Edition's assistant producer, Ashley Westerman.

The Basics:

Name: Ashley Westerman

Twitter Handle: @NPRAshley

Job Title: Assistant Producer, Morning Edition

Faces Of NPR: Anjuli Sastry

May 19, 2017

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week's post features one of NPR's Production Assistants for All Things Considered, Anjuli Sastry.

The Basics:

Name: Anjuli Sastry

Twitter Handle: @AnjuliSastry

The New York Times Magazine wrote last year: "In a culture in which we are all talking about ourselves more than ever, Gross is not only listening intently; she's asking just the right questions." We couldn't agree more. Neither can the nearly 650 NPR Member stations carrying the show and the 6.2 million people a week that tune in.*

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