Introducing the new NPR App!

Apr 2, 2018

Today marks the long-anticipated launch of the new NPR app (formerly the NPR News app) for iOS.

This information was shared with Core Publisher station users in a webinar on Thursday, March 22. To review the webinar, click here.

Over the past two years, NPR has taken a long look at Core Publisher place in the upcoming Digital Network.

Switch Off Your Lightbox

Mar 16, 2018

Why Overlays Are Bad For Your Site And Can Hurt Your Revenue

During pledge week, public media organizations across the country take to the airwaves and the Internet, raising money in support of their journalism and programming. Inside stations, it’s a time of hustle and bustle, of camaraderie and anxiety. But underneath it all lies a tension -- a balance between fundraising efforts and a duty to deliver quality programming. To be good stewards of our public funding, we should ask ourselves what’s the right balance of campaign messaging versus clear delivery of our content.

NPR One is available on new platforms

Mar 7, 2018

Every day, people are finding new ways to listen to public radio. We are excited to share that NPR One will soon be right at home with millions of your listeners on Comcast Xfinity X1.

For many, the living room is the hub of entertainment for themselves and others in their household. Soon Comcast Xfinity X1 will join the growing list of platforms, scroll down to see more, offering NPR One's unique blend of local-national content and branding. We will also be presented alongside other major media companies like Netflix, Youtube, Pandora, and iHeart Radio. 

If you are an NFCB or non-member station submitting for Soundexchange Quarter 1 2018 in April this pertains to you. If you are a member station that currently uses Composer 2, please do not continue reading.


We are excited to announce that SoundExchange reporting has received a facelift! In an effort to make the SoundExchange processing easier and more accurate for stations we are retiring the old Public Interactive interface and allowing stations to use Composer 2 to submit for SoundExchange reporting.

We’d like to share an update on NPR’s plans for the ongoing support of Core Publisher and for its eventual replacement.


Per previous announcements, the Boston data center was scheduled to close this September, and all stations were asked to make updates to their Core Publisher DNS settings to point to our new servers.

We began the process of taking the Boston data center offline Monday morning between 10:00am - 12:30pm ET.

5 week tune up will include quick things that you should do to get better data out of Google Analytics. If haven’t been following along, it isn’t too late to catch by checking out the other posts. Here’s the latest:

Want to make your Google Analytics data better? Stop what you're doing and take a moment to check your filters. Unlike like your car or your appliances at home, these filters won't get dirty but they might be out of date.  A good first step is to make sure you have the 3 recommended views: 

This 5 week tune up will include quick things that you should do to get better data out of Google analytics. If you haven’t been following along, it isn’t too late to catch up by checking out the other posts. Here’s the latest:


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