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Public Media Editor Corps Gets $20K Boost From CPB

The Public Media Journalists Association’s (PMJA) Editor Corps, which launched last month to provide pop-up editors to public media newsrooms facing challenges in covering the COVID-19 pandemic, has received a $20,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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The second in our new BUILDING RESILIENCE webinar series was held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 3 p.m.  We had over 200 participants tune in to hear from Tom Michael of Boise State Public Radio and Sarah Bohannon of North State Public Radio about how their small stations are weathering the challenges of a Covid-19 world.  If you missed it, you can now view the webinar by clicking HERE.  You'll be required to register to watch the webinar.

The first in our new BUILDING RESILIENCE webinar series was held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 3 p.m.  We had over 300 participants tune in to hear from Debbie Hoitt of KUT in Austin and Nico Leone of KERA in Dallas about how Texas Standard  has been dealing with staffing issues during the Covid-19 pandemic.  If you missed it, you can now view the webinar by clicking HERE.  You'll be required to register to watch the webinar.

After monitoring the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak over the last month, PMJA has decided it is not possible to stage our 2020 conference, scheduled for June 25-27 in Seattle. 

Collaboration Tips for Small Stations

Feb 24, 2020

The Twitter post said the fire on Camp Creek Road was estimated to be 10 acres and spreading. We’d seen a slew of small fires that year, and two major ones. As a reporter in wildfire country, you know the initial alerts all start out the same, you just never know when it's going to shift and suddenly be different. I kept my eye on the feed for Cal Fire’s Butte County unit and went back to my editing work for Morning Edition. The phone rang. It was our other reporter. Someone had called him saying there was a huge blaze near Paradise. I told him to come to the station.

Did you miss the PMJA Training webinar "Turning Radio Scripts Into Great Digital Journalism?"  No problem!  The recording of the webinar is now available to view whenever you have the time.

The first in our series of 2020 monthly webinars, this training was held on February 19, 2020 and featured WBUR Reporter Adrian Ma and St. Louis Public Radio 's Senior Photojournalist, Carolina Hidalgo.  

Why You Should Judge Contests

Feb 17, 2020

It’s contest season!  A very exciting time for journalists (even those who claim they don’t care for awards).  Undoubtedly you or your colleagues are sifting through the past year’s coverage, seeking diamonds among the gold nuggets (and some clumps of sod, sure) to ensure the best shot at victory.

Maria Hinojosa Will Receive PMJA’s 2020 Leo C. Lee Award

Feb 13, 2020

The PMJA Board is excited to announce that Maria Hinojosa, host and executive producer of Latino USA and trailblazing public media journalist, will receive the 2020 Leo C. Lee award.


The National Press Foundation, along with the American Society of Addiction Medicine are offering an all-expenses-paid opportunity for journalists interested in reporting on the topics of addiction and Opioids. 

One of the benefits of attending PMJA’s annual conference is having access to a wide range of training and educational opportunities. Now you don’t have to wait for June to roll around anymore.

The Joys and Challenges of Starting a New Newsroom

Feb 5, 2020

By: Rebecca Feldhaus Adams, WHRO Public Media News Director

The job post looked a lot like any other news director description. Advance strategic goals for local journalism. Ensure reporting is in depth, audience focused and wholly accurate. Champion ethical standards. 


Alicia Zuckerman

Brent Wolfe

Julie Glenn

Johnathan Reaves

George Bodarky

Gabrielle Jones

Terry Gildea

Christine Paige Diers