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Webinar: Ear training for audio producers

We will all encounter audio problems in our work. But if you can learn to hear them, you can learn to prevent them! This webinar, hosted by NPR Training’s Production Specialist Rob Byers, covered some of the most common audio problems. While you’re at it, check out some related content: This webinar is based on The Continue Reading >

Projects shaped at the Story Lab Workshop

This week ten teams traveled from across the country to NPR headquarters to attend the Story Lab Workshop. They were chosen from among 180 applicants to spend three days incubating audio projects for broadcast, podcast … and beyond. With the support of NPR mentors, the teams took part in brainstorming, project design, training and networking. Continue Reading >

A new leader for NPR Training

We’re very excited to announce that we have a new leader for the NPR Training team. Keith Woods, currently NPR’s Vice President of Diversity, will take on a new, expanded role as Vice President of Newsroom Training and Diversity. He joins our existing team of four and will bolster our mission to elevate the quality Continue Reading >

10 teams chosen for second NPR Story Lab workshop

  NPR has selected 10 teams to attend the second NPR Story Lab workshop March 1-3, 2017. Public media producers will travel to D.C. for three days of training, planning, and brainstorming. In partnership with AIR, NPR invited Member station staff and independent producers to pitch ideas for audio storytelling projects that will break traditional Continue Reading >

We’re looking for a leader. Could it be you?

Editor’s note: This job is no longer open. Read more about NPR Training’s new leader.  Do you love talking about storytelling? Do you spend your free time scheming about the future of journalism? Are you a natural leader who’s passionate about public media? Do you live for project planning and burn through sticky notes like Continue Reading >

Going to Third Coast? Sign up for an NPR Training-AIR help session

Wow! We received an incredible response, and the sessions are now full. You can still keep in touch with us at #ThirdCoast16! Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Twitter. While you’re at it, learn more about AIR, check them out on Twitter, and be sure to visit their booth at the conference. And if Continue Reading >

Webinar: How to make great headlines

This webinar has already happened. Watch a recording here: Headlines are hard. And incredibly important. In this webinar, you’ll learn practical tips from two of NPR’s best headline writers — digital editors Stephanie Federico and Colin Dwyer. While you’re at it, check out our existing guides to headline writing: How to make great headlines This Continue Reading >

Apply for the next NPR Story Lab workshop

Note: Applications for the next NPR Story Lab workshop have closed.  Have an idea for an audio storytelling project that will break traditional formats and reach new audiences? A podcast? A radio series? An investigation? We are now accepting applications for the NPR Story Lab workshop. If chosen, you’ll be invited to NPR HQ in Continue Reading >