Christine Paige Diers

Business Manager

Christine Paige Diers is the Business Manager for PMJA.  She started working for what was then PRNDI part-time in 1997, and has been full-time staff with the organization since July 1, 2018.  Known to many in the organization as "Ma PRNDI,"  Christine's work history includes serving as a Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society and working for 8 years as the Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame in Sturgis, South Dakota (yes, really).  In a former life, Christine was a public radio news director in Grand Forks, North Dakota, then worked in public relations for city government and for a business incubator.

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If you’re ready to be a part of a growing, award winning news team, Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) wants to hear from you. We’re looking for a managing editor, who’s an experienced, curious journalist with strong news judgment to help guide, grow and build upon our success as a recognized statewide news source.

As live conferences and events continue to take a pause during the COVID-19 crisis, two leaders of public media organizations have put their heads together to create a solution for the entire industry. 

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.  

Public Media Journalists Association is plesaed to welcome two new board members to its board of directors and to install a new Board President as well.  In elections held electronically June 24th and 25th, PMJA members elected Shula Neuman of St. Louis Public Radio as the new Board President.  Members also elected Reginald Hardwick of Illinois Public Media as its newest Medium Station Represntative and LaToya Dennis of WUWM as its new At-large Representative.  The new members take their seats immediately.

At its first ever Virtual Awards Gala, PMJA announced the stations that will be receiving PMJA awards for work done in calendar year 2019.  This year, 179 awards are being presented to 84 organizations.  The awards recognize the best work in public media journalism from across the country.  Stations compete against others with similar sized newsrooms.  Overall, judges reviewed nearly 1300 entries.

PMJA will be holding its annual elections from Noon ET on June 24th until Noon ET on June 25th.  As always, each station is entitled to one vote in the PMJA elections for each seat that is being decided.  An email notification will be sent to the main point of contact at each member station reminding them to vote.  

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

  KTOO is looking for a talented and curious digital journalist to work 25 hours per week in our Juneau, Alaska-based (but virtual for now) newsroom. Your job will be to polish up great reporting from across the state and make it shine online.

The stories on our website are a mix of original reporting and content from KTOO and republished news stories from a vast network of public media organizations across Alaska. The Web Editor is responsible for copy editing news stories, writing headlines, finding appropriate visuals and sharing stories on social media.

  KTOO is looking for a talented and curious digital journalist to help our Juneau, Alaska-based newsroom shine. Your job will be to make sure the journalism and programming coming out of KTOO is important, engaging and inspirational for our digital audience.

Our content is a mix of digital-first stories and web posts that come from broadcast versions of stories. Regardless of the format the story starts out as, you will make it look like it was made for the web. As a copy editor, you’ll polish up great reporting from across the state and make it shine online.