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Thinking About NPR's Digital Future

The media landscape is changing at unprecedented speed. And news organizations everywhere are racing to keep up.

One way NPR tries to stay current is by connecting with people who are working at the forefront of technological change.

Usually, those are casual, behind-the-scenes encounters. But today, we've assembled an extraordinary group of technologists, entrepreneurs and innovators in San Francisco to spend the day thinking — in public — about NPR's future.

The event is being hosted by frog design, a San Francisco-based global innovation firm. NPR's President and CEO, Vivian Schiller, and I will kick off the conversation and then invite guests to spend the rest of the day in small breakout sessions thinking about how we can tackle some of the biggest challenges of the day.

Everything from how public radio's revenue picture might change in coming years to how we respond to a world in which information increasingly flows freely across every conceivable channel and device.

We're calling it the NPR Digital Think In and you can follow it and join the conversation if you're so inclined. We're streaming selected portions and live-blogging throughout the day. Attendees will be tweeting using the hashtag #nprthink. And NPR's Andy Carvin will be posting to YouTube and Flickr under "nprthink" and updating NPR's Facebook page.

We hope you'll join us and help us figure out how to keep NPR vital and engaging even as technology transforms the way we deliver the news.

Kinsey Wilson is senior vice president and general manager of digital media for NPR.

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