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All Things Considered Explores Failure & Resilience in Two New Series

Everyone has those pit-in-the-stomach moments. Sometimes, it helps when you can hear from someone who has been there and lived to tell about it. All Things Considered brings those conversations about pivotal, life-changing moments to listeners...

NPR Podcasts Year in Review

Unplug your earbuds for this one: 2016 was the biggest year in podcast listening to date, and as the industry’s leading podcast publisher, NPR was an important driver of that growth. Topping more than 70 million monthly downloads and streams, we’re proud...

Bryan Moffett Named COO National Public Media

Bryan Moffett has been named Chief Operating Officer of National Public Media (NPM), it was announced today by NPM President and CEO Gina Garrubbo. NPM manages corporate sponsorships for NPR, PBS and Member stations. The...

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Digiday Names NPR Player Best Brand Platform

During a ceremony in New York on November 17, Digiday recognized the NPR Player and its sponsorship products as the industry’s leading digital tool for brand building and messaging. The NPR Player allows brands to extend their message in...

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NPR Takes Center Stage at IAB Podcast Upfront

NPR was one of 12 publishers at the IAB Podcast Upfront, now in its second year, showcasing their podcasting chops to the advertising community. The presentation featured the latest research on the diverse, loyal podcast audience; fresh...

PBS Arts Fall Festival Spotlights Hamilton

When now filmmaker Alex Horwitz befriended Lin-Manuel Miranda, the pair were onetime college roommates. Flashforward to 2016, Horwitz and Miranda are behind the year’s much buzzed about documentary, Hamilton’s America, coming to the PBS Arts Fall Festival on October 21...

Overnight News Coverage: The NPR Standard

There’s no such thing as a 9-to-5 shift in a newsroom, especially not for the staff of Peabody Award-winning newsmagazine Morning Edition. Overnight news coverage is the NPR standard—one which our audience expects from us, especially...

The Face Behind the Voice: NPR Radio Host Ari Shapiro

He definitely isn’t in his 70’s, he’s traveled all over the world and he sings on his off hours. For all intents and purposes, Ari Shapiro is…really cool. Shapiro represents the new wave of radio...

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NPR Music Tiny Desk Tour: On the Road

The first ever NPR Tiny Desk tour came to a close earlier this month, and the 10-stop event was jam-packed with performances by local musicians, panel discussions featuring All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen, and showcases...