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This Is NPR
5:08 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

2014 Wall Calendar: June

Gaby D'Alessandro's illustration for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
Gaby D'Alessandro NPR

Illustrator Gaby D'Alessandro has loved radio since childhood. At age six, she started her own radio show using a Fisher-Price tape recorder and cassettes that she gave to her friends and family.

And when she moved from the Dominican Republic to New York City, where she was one of eight million residents, D'Alessandro rediscovered her love for radio. NPR and Member Station WNYC offered "great company" and a connection to her new home.

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This Is NPR
12:35 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Librarian ProFile: It's Amazing To Hear A Person's Voice Change In Their Career

Hannah Sommers, Program Manager in the NPR Library.
Katie Burk & Claire Mueller NPR

Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 3:43 pm

This month, the NPR Arts Desk has been exploring the role of public libraries in the U.S. and how it's evolved over the years. The fascinating series, Keys to the Whole World: American Public Libraries, got us curious about what's happening in our own library at NPR. It provides instrumental services to staff from research and training, to developing massive music and radio story databases, to preserving and digitizing NPR's huge collection of audio.

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This Is NPR
3:43 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

2014 Wall Calendar: May

Jillian Nickell designed this artwork for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
Jillian Nickell NPR

Illinois-based artist Jillian Nickell took NPR's wide-ranging coverage of topics from the crisis in Egypt to the world of classical music, and channeled them in one lovely design for the new NPR Wall Calendar.

"I wanted to bring them to life, as well as show them as being interconnected through the radio," she said.

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This Is NPR
11:33 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Can You Design The Ultimate NPR T-Shirt?

Claire Mueller NPR

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 1:08 pm

Over the course of around 100 years now, one simple article of clothing has allowed people to make big statements – whether it be about their personal style or society.

In a way, NPR has become kind of like a t-shirt. We've transcended just being a news service to become an organization listeners identify with as a way to describe themselves to others.

So, it's fitting that NPR is teaming up with you, our devoted listeners, and the online design community at Threadless, to create the ultimate NPR t-shirt.

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This Is NPR
6:03 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Happy National Radio Day

Claire Mueller NPR

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 8:29 am

Folks, take a look at your NPR Wall Calendar: Tuesday, August 20, is National Radio Day.

Let's celebrate!

Tell us in the comments what you are listening to today.

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This Is NPR
2:48 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

The Curious Listener: Balance Of The Species

Katie Burk NPR

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 11:52 am

If we've learned one thing this summer it is that NPR listeners sure love their dogs. But what about our feline friends? Aren't they equally deserving of the limelight?

One Curious Listener thinks so. And he wrote us to say that he hasn't heard enough positive cat stories on NPR.

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This Is NPR
3:13 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

2014 Wall Calendar: April

Baltimore-based artist Julianna Brion's illustration designed for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
Julianba Brion NPR

"Living in Baltimore, I walk everywhere I go. I love having access to information and entertainment right in my pocket. With NPR playing through my headphones, I feel connected to the rest of the world, learn new things and meet new people. Lonely walks become a time to cherish and look forward to, even on the dreariest days."

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This Is NPR
10:09 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Outside The Box: Welcome To The New NPR Home Page


Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 1:21 pm

We have more to tell you.

If you're wondering, that's why we redesigned and launched a new NPR home page today. We have stories that need more space to breathe, and you deserve a more vivid picture of the world.

We liked our old home pages, on desktop and mobile, and those pages worked well. But they had their limitations. On desktops and tablets, our old newspaper-like design told you our seriousness of purpose and conveyed the range of our news and cultural sections. On phones, our page was quick and headline-driven.

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This Is NPR
10:08 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Centering Sponsorship Around Innovation


Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 10:34 am

With the launch of the new NPR home page, we are introducing a new sponsorship opportunity that aims to engage with you, our audience, provide value to NPR's supporting sponsors and reflect our high visual and content standards.

The world of digital sponsorship is changing rapidly, and many publishers are choosing to blur the lines between editorial and advertising. At NPR, we fundamentally think it is critical for our audience, our sponsors, and our editorial integrity that this distinction remains completely clear.

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This Is NPR
10:07 am
Wed August 14, 2013

FAQ: More Details About The New NPR Home Page


Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 10:36 am

Why redesign the NPR home page?

See our welcome post. Then watch this video.

On what platforms can I explore the new home page?

The new home page is "responsive," optimizing for phones, tablets and desktops. You're welcome to visit on all of those platforms. We have previously redesigned our story pages and blog pages in this fashion.

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