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NPR Earns Five 2018 National Murrow Awards

Jun 19, 2018

The Radio Television Digital News Association announced today the 2018 National Edward R. Murrow Award recipients and NPR earned five awards, the most honors of any news outlet this year.

  • In the Radio Network category, NPR and National Correspondent John Burnett were recognized for continuing coverage and reporting of immigration stories.

Faces of NPR: Stacey Foxwell

Jun 19, 2018

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 Vice President of Operations Stacey Foxwell.

The Basics:

Name: Stacey Foxwell

Twitter Handle: You won't find me on Twitter or Facebook

Job Title: Vice President of Operations

It's hard to believe that it's been just two months since we introduced the new NPR app for iOS, the first major redesign of NPR's flagship news app since its creation nearly a decade ago.

We've heard from many of you about your experience using the app and we can't thank you enough for taking the time to offer your thoughtful feedback and questions. This launch was the product of many months of research, testing and development, but we can learn so much more now that our work is in the hands of more than a million active users.

Faces Of NPR: Petra Mayer

Jun 11, 2018

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 Books Editor Petra Mayer.

The Basics:

Name: Petra Mayer

Twitter Handle: @petramatic

Job Title: Editor, NPR Books

Behind the Stories features perspectives from the reporters, editors and producers who create NPR's content, offering insights into how and why they do what they do.

NPR Asks #HowToRaiseAHuman

May 11, 2018

This Mother's Day, NPR's Science Desk is kicking off a new series that asks a crucial question: Is there a way to make raising kids easier?

To answer that, our reporters dive into the latest research and explore some of the world's oldest cultures for suggestions on How To Raise A Human.

Behind the Stories features perspectives from the reporters, editors and producers who create NPR's content, offering insights into how and why they do what they do. For this post, we talked with Invisibilia producer Yowei Shaw about her work on the show and the episode "What Was Not Said?"

Public radio podcast lovers, clear your schedules: Spotify users now have the NPR podcast catalogue at their fingertips.

Embedded is the NPR podcast takes a story from the news and goes deep. Whether that means digging into the Trump administration's past, the stories behind police shootings caught on video, or visiting a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic, host Kelly McEvers takes you where the news is happening.

The podcast is back for a new season, with new in-depth reporting in your feeds starting Thursday, May 3. Hear the trailer now, available in NPR One, Apple Podcasts and wherever you listen to podcasts.

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