Jarl Mohn, 2014.
From the personal connections we build through our reporting, to our talented journalists who tell stories with depth and meaning, to the listeners, readers and supporters who depend on NPR— people have always been at the heart of public radio. As I reflect on 2018, I am especially reminded of this fact.
Normally, I would take this opportunity to highlight the ways NPR has kept you aware of breaking news and exceptional stories, the areas in which our organization has grown and flourished with your help and the exciting new paths we have charted as we work to keep Americans everywhere informed.
But since you will find this information and more in the following pages, right now, I simply want to say: thank you.
During an unprecedented time for news media and a year packed with important stories that needed to be told, you were right there with us, helping us share them in the way only NPR can: through the perspectives of the people living through them. Thanks to your incredible generosity, our team on air and behind the scenes delivered thoughtful reporting with insight, attention and objectivity not found anywhere else.
This report captures just a portion of all that has been made possible this year by those who believe in the value of public service journalism. I hope you take pride in counting yourself among them.
Whether you're reading about our year-long coverage from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria; collaborative efforts with Member stations to strengthen local journalism; innovative approaches to provide our audience with trusted news and information; or those uniquely public radio stories that offered profound reminders of our shared humanity; know that we could not have done any of it without your support.
I look forward to our future knowing that NPR is backed by a world-class team of journalists, staff and supporters committed to advancing our shared mission to create a more informed public. But first, I'm pleased to share a look back at 2018 and all that we accomplished together.