NPR U

The “NPR U” classes are regular training sessions coordinated by the Training team. They provide an introduction to the values and best practices that guide NPR’s journalism and to the tools we use to make our storytelling great. Space may be limited. Questions? Email trainingteam@npr.org.

Tools

MTE

You’ll learn the basics of how to listen, edit and produce content for air using NPR’s in-house audio editor. 

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Learn how to track and modify stories using NPR’s story management software.

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Learn what the Ops Desk does and how the staff can help you.

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Learn how to create a story page in NPR’s content management system.

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You’ll get an overview of how NPR researchers and data strategists help make our journalism great.

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Learn how to search, navigate and assess publicly available phone numbers, addresses, criminal records and more.

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Lean how to use Splunk, NPR’s primary tool for measuring podcast audiences.

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RAD’s guide to finding legal documents and tracking cases

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Craft

Learn exercises and techniques to expand your sound and range. 

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Learn to recognize and properly identify common audio problems before they hit the air.

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Ethics

Learn how to help NPR reach its newsroom mission to “look and sound like America.”

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This session focuses on best practices for sourcing and selecting images for NPR.org and social media channels.

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Finding your social media voice can be tricky. In this session, Audience & Digital Content Specialist Cheryl Thompson will help you strike the right balance.

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