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These facts, compiled by NPR’s climate editors, can provide big-picture context for weather events and other topics linked to climate change.
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.
In this series, NPR’s Training team asks reporters, editors, engineers and producers, “How did you make that?”
It’s the time of year when few local and regional news outlets (including public radio) are spared. Here’s how to do it as best as it can be done.
It’s no secret that pre-taped interviews on public radio are edited, sometimes considerably.
There are right ways and wrong ways to write question headlines.
You’re probably using these ubiquitous journalistic crutches without even knowing it.
Smile, remember to breathe and be prepared to improvise when you’re a reporter on a two-way.
What if the pronunciation of a name has you stumped — and you have to say it on air? Here’s how to do it accurately and understandably.
Save yourself from embarrassing misspellings of proper nouns with these tips.
Here’s what we’ve learned from our experimentation with 360 audio recording.
This step-by-step guide shows a straightforward method for mixing audio stories, podcasts and more.
Whether you’re making a podcast or audio documentary, this in-depth guide will help you improve the quality of your mixes.
All you need is a story idea, an open mind and some friends.
Hypothesis-Driven Design (and our step-by-step guide) can help you navigate uncharted territory in a complicated storytelling project.