NPR News Now

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NPR News Now

The latest news in five minutes. Updated hourly. 

NPR News Now is the digital version of NPR’s hourly newscast. The familiar newscast voices that keep listeners informed on the radio is now available on demand everywhere podcasts are listened to, including NPR One and in Smart Speakers, where NPR News Now plays to hundreds of thousands of Amazon Alexa and Google Home users each week. 

The NPR Newscast operates around the clock to bring audiences the news from everywhere in the world to everywhere in the world every hour. As a podcastNPR News Now is downloaded an average of 1.5 million times each week. On air, NPR Newscasts have the largest audience of any content in public radio with 28.5 million people tuning in via their local public radio stations every day.

 

 

Hear one of our recent news updates: 

Rave Reviews

NPR is obviously the OG of radio, so it doesn't get much better than listening to its hourly news podcast.

TechTimes

For those who don’t have time to dive deep but do want to be up-to-date, NPR’s “Hourly News Summary”… delivers the facts in easy-to-digest snippets of original reporting

Vulture

Cross-Platform Sponsorship

Podcast: :15 pre-roll placement deliver custom sponsor messages

Smart Speakers: NPR News Now is the default news briefings in Google Home, and has the largest installed base of flash briefings in Amazon Alexa. Both systems deliver NPR News Now to hundreds of thousands of listeners each week. Starting summer 2017, NPR will offer targeting capabilities on all NPR podcasts in Amazon’s smart speaker devices.

NPR.org: NPR.org delivers scale and engagement. Reach smart, young and curious news consumers with targeted, multimedia creative and audio units such as Brand Soundscapes and NPR One

On Air: Extend sponsorship with a complementary on-air schedule across NPR programs and newsmagazines

The NPR Audience

Reach Active & Engaged Audiences

87%

of NPR podcast users are A18-54

83%

of NPR News Now podcast listeners are college graduates

53%

of NPR News Now podcast users have a HHI of 75K+

71%

of NPR podcast users are employed full time (30+ hours per week)

87%

of NPR podcast users are A18-54

83%

of NPR News Now podcast listeners are college graduates

53%

of NPR News Now podcast users have a HHI of 75K+

71%

of NPR podcast users are employed full time (30+ hours per week)

Source: Knight Podcast User Survey, Edison Research, June 2017.