The NPR Scoop newsletter recently summarized the many ways NPR is covering Ebola, including work with station journalists and newsrooms. KERA in particular has been all over the story on-air and online since the first patient to be diagnosed with the disease in the U.S. showed up in Dallas.

I’m pleased to announce that we have hired Todd Mundt as Editorial Director for NPR Digital Services. Many of you may know Todd from his extensive public media experience in news, programming and, most notably, in the transformation of public media newsrooms to meet emerging digital opportunities. He’s a great addition to the Digital Services team.  

If you happened to catch "The Rachel Maddow Show" Thursday night, a Michigan Radio article in its raw form made a guest appearance.

A segment during the show focused on Michigan's Emergency Manager Law — state-appointed officials who have complete control over the cities or school districts they take over. Emergency managers are currently in control of four cities and one school district in Michigan.