Registration Now Open: Let's Go Live!

Registration is now open for Let's Go Live! | A Collaborative Public Media Summit . We are excited to partner with our colleagues at PRPD to provide a comprehensive virtual summit focused on bringing important and timely information to you and your teams during this unprecedented time in history.

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Resources for Journalists Covering Civil Unrest

Resources For Journalists Covering Civil Unrest

As our member station newsrooms send reporters out into their communities to cover the extraordinary events unfolding, PMJA is committed to you through this difficult time. We've aggregated resources here to help keep journalists informed and safe.

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The latest installment in the Building Resilience webinar series was held on Tuesday, August 11 at 2 p.m. EST.  This week's topic was "Diversity and Inclusion: the Leadership Level."  Guests Deanna Mackey of Public Media Womein in Leadership and the Public Television Major Market Group and Ronnie Agnew of Mississippi Public Broadcasting talked about the issues of diversity facing the public media system and gave some thoughts on how to address those issues at the highest levels.    

The Board of PMJA has filled the open Large Station Representative seat with Eugene Sonn from WHYY.  Gene has served as the Audio News Director at WHYY since 2010 and has been an active member of PMJA during that time.  Prior to 2010, Gene had a long history of excellent work in local public media and as a freelance reporter.  The seat to which Sonn was appointed opened up when Shula Neuman from St. Louis Public Radio was elected as the board's President in late June.

The latest installment in the Building Resilience webinar series was held on Tuesday, July 14 at 2 p.m. EST.  This week's topic was "The Imperative of Inclusion - Part II."  Guests Matt Martinez, Chief Content Officer at KNKX in Seattle/Tacoma and Bill Johnson, General Manager of WRTI in Philadelphia shared their own experiences and talked about how their stations are addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.  

The latest installment in the Building Resilience webinar series was held on Tuesday, June 30 at 2 p.m. EST.  This week's topic was "The Imperative of Inclusion."  Guests Jordan Lee of Radio Milwaukee and Ju-Don Marshall of WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina talked about how their two stations are working to improve culture - in their organizations and their communities - through some great efforts.

On Thursday, June 25th, PMJA Members came together virtually to honor award winners, bid a fond farewell to outgoing board members and welcome new board members.  But mostly, we gathered to hear from two amazing women in public media - Maria Hinojosa, the 2020 Leo C. Lee Award winner and Kate Concannon, the 2020 Editor of the Year.  

Building an Inclusive Public Media System: A Statement from PMJA

Jun 23, 2020

We, the board and staff of PMJA, recognize that public media has a racism problem. For too long, Black, Latinx, Indigenous and other people of color have been grossly under-represented in the public radio system, especially in roles of leadership. PMJA intends to do our part to make true equity and inclusion a reality instead of an aspiration.

The latest in our Building Resilience webinar series took place on Tuesday, June 16 at 2 p.m.

Kate Concannon Named PMJA 2020 Editor of the Year

Jun 9, 2020
Courtesy of Kate Concannon

The PMJA board is excited to announce that Kate Concannon, Managing Editor of the Mountain West News Bureau, has been named Public Media Journalists Association’s 2020 Editor of the Year. The board received nearly a dozen nominations.

 

The latest in the collaborative BUILDING RESILIENCE webinar series was held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 2 p.m.  Attendees were part of a conversation between PRPD President and Executive Director Abby Goldstien and Kristen Muller of KPCC in Southern California and Molly Davis of WFDD in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The topic was "Connecting Our Communities.  If you missed it, you can now view the webinar by clicking HERE.  You'll be required to register to watch the webinar.

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.

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