August is traditionally a slow time in D.C. That's not the case at NPR, though. Here's a few links to keep you updated on what's up here.
-- This article in The Huffington Post explores why public broadcasting may be more important than ever in a fragmented media landscape.
-- Business Insider asked 20 media mavens to weigh in with their thoughts on the future of news, including NPR's Managing Editor of Digital News Mark Stencel.
-- Want to hear some good jazz? The New York Times suggests a few key sets to stream from NPR Music's coverage last weekend of the Newport Jazz Festival.
-- NPR's Health Blog Shots has been generating some buzz with its coverage of recent research study that suggests a child's taste palate starts in the womb and a mother's eating habits during pregnancy can play a role. ABC News, The US News and the UK's Daily Mail all offered a taste.
-- The National Black Association of Journalists (NABJ) honored NPR with five Salute to Excellence National Media Awards in the radio program, commentaries, feature and interactive categories.