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NPR announcer Jessica Hansen shares her tips for sounding healthy despite colds, flu, allergies and other voice-affecting afflictions.
Here’s how to prepare for an interview, set your sources at ease and get all your questions answered.
Our checklist will help producers catch potential pitfalls before and during interviews, whether remote or in-person.
These facts, compiled by NPR’s climate editors, can provide big-picture context for weather events and other topics linked to climate change.
Here are some characteristics of good display and SEO headlines, plus some advice for chasing down an elusive muse.
Plenty of broadcast reporters and editors think of digital stories as an afterthought.
Ask these questions in an interview to get the data you crave!
Custom URLs and SEO descriptions make Google happy and give your posts a boost in search.
“Weekend Edition” stayed on the air despite losing access to audio. These steps will help you survive — and avoid — disasters as well.
Tired of using “fearless leader,” “stony silence” or other hackneyed duos? You should be. Break the habit.
Launching a daily podcast is one thing — keeping it alive, day after day, is another.
Certain pairings are better than others. We present some compatible couples.
Please, please, PLEASE read this before applying to a position at a member station or NPR (or ANY journalism job, really).
On a show, the interview is brief and it is the story. So much depends on preparation, and having an editor’s ear.
Do your guests sound nervous, flat, sing-song or just plain blah? These guides will cure their vocal woes.
If you’re wedded to the inverted pyramid (or just don’t know any better), don’t get to the point — end on a flat note. Metaphorically.
You’ve got a decent chair and desk. So why does your back still hurt? Hint: It’s not the furniture’s fault.
Refresh your high school math-class memory with this review of basic, yet confusing, concepts.
Keeping your gear safe and sanitary is not a one-step process. More like four to six steps. Get ’em here.
Unlike English, Spanish has rules of pronunciation that are simple and easy to learn.
Put on your mask and stock up on alcohol wipes — you’re going into the coronavirus-infested wilds.
In times of crisis, journalists have the responsibility — even more so than usual — to seek out people who are often passed over by the media, even as stay-at-home orders make it harder to reach them.
“Chinese virus.” “Hindu mobs.” Using geography, ethnicity and religion as modifiers is questionable at best and dangerous at worst.
Legions of journalists are now working from home. But NPR international correspondents have been doing it for years, even decades. Heed their advice.
NPR’s Source of the Week, a curated database of experts from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the media, was created to help the public media system diversify its source base.
A spot must tell a complete story — no matter how complex or involved — in under a minute. It’s not easy to write, but we have guidance.
To help you think about journalistic accuracy on a deadline, we’ve developed a fact-checking triage method.