Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep
Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep Mark Vogelzang
Last week the public media community converged on Pittsburgh for the Public Media Development and Marketing Conference. This year approximately 800 representatives from public radio stations all across the country attended PMDMC, as it's commonly known, to discuss the year ahead in the industry.
Inskeep listens as Morning Edition Executive Producer Madhulika Sikka speaks at the annual Public Media Development and Marketing Conference.
Inskeep listens as Morning Edition Executive Producer Madhulika Sikka speaks at the annual Public Media Development and Marketing Conference. Mark Vogelzang
During the conference, NPR hosted a luncheon with Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep and the program's executive producer, Madhulika Sikka. Using examples from the previous week's news, Inskeep and Sikka showed how each day's program comes together. They explained how the program's staff weaves together a very broad span of stories—from the war in Afghanistan to Harry Potter, Wimbledon to the breaking news about Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation.
In the fall, Inskeep will be visiting member stations promoting his new book.
In the fall, Inskeep will be visiting member stations promoting his new book. Mark Vogelzang
Also during the presentation Inskeep talked about his reporting trips to Pakistan. Just last year, Inskeep was part of a team of reporters, editors and producers who contributed to NPR's special series, "Along the Grand Trunk Road," chronicling life and change in India and Pakistan.
In late October, Inskeep will take this show on the road as he travels to NPR Member stations throughout the country to meet with listeners and talk about his new book, Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi. In the book, Inskeep illuminates the perils and possibilities of this rapidly growing Pakistani city and what it could mean for metropolises around the world. Instant City is scheduled to be released on October 13.