NPR Member station journalists in newsrooms throughout the country work with NPR to tell the stories of their regions and examine the influence of national events on local communities. In 2018, NPR and Member stations strengthened our collective reach by launching several collaborative series and a new initiative to bolster local and regional journalism.
Creating A More Unified Public Radio Network
NPR is helping build, support and amplify journalism across the NPR system by investing in key areas. In June, NPR announced the launch of the Collaborative Journalism Network, a multi-pronged initiative to address the growing crisis in local journalism. The CJN will build reporting capacity in news-deprived areas, while working with Member stations to deepen our commitment to public service investigative and beat reporting.
As a part of this effort, NPR and Member stations will pilot regional hubs that will knit together the talent in our newsrooms so that we can bring our audiences—locally, regionally and nationally—the best news coverage, storytelling and collaborative reporting. Over this past year, Member stations KERA, KUT, Texas Public Radio and Houston Public Media and NPR undertook the planning and preparation work to launch the network's first regional hub in Texas in 2019. As sources for quality local news continue to decline, NPR is leveraging public radio's unique, on-the-ground reach to keep communities everywhere informed.
The Weekend Edition Sunday team works with national correspondent Leila Fadel as they prepare to record a segment at KNPR.