Kim Perry

  Kim Perry is the manager for Digital News Training at NPR where she leads the digital training efforts at NPR and Digital Services. She headed up the 2008-10 Knight digital training initiative throughout its duration. Now she’s leading a second Knight training initiative at NPR member stations. Before coming to NPR, Perry worked at the San Diego Union-Tribune and SignOnSanDiego.com as a content producer and newsroom trainer. She’s previously reported for the Associated Press in Alaska, The Modesto Bee and other Bay Area newspapers. She’s a 2006 graduate of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.   

News Training
12:31 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Should Reporters Produce Stories for Radio and Web?

Credit Original image via Flickr/donovanbeeson

The NPR coaching and development team works with NPR and member stations to help newsrooms and journalists reach a growing, multi-platform audience. As part of that work, we’ve found that stations share many of the same questions and concerns with us.

This advice column is one way to help make those questions and answers more public. By making public radio’s collective knowledge accessible, we can continue to learn from each other.

All thoughts, questions and feedback are welcome. Share your feedback via email to tgorman@npr.org.

Submit your own questions for future installments of the advice column in this form.

Kim Perry

NPR Director of Editorial Coaching and Development

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Knight Training Application
4:05 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Final Knight Training Opportunity: Apply Here

Michigan Radio's Tamar Charney and Vince Duffy present at the NPR DS/Knight Leadership Conference
Credit Todd Mundt/NPR

Join us for our final Knight funded training opportunity; our two-year grant will conclude this coming February with a re-imagined 11-week training — it's now a five-week project-based program that focuses on harnessing your audience to tell better stories and connect with your community. Stations should come with a project or story idea that we'll work with you to complete over five weeks. We're looking for stations that want to explore the confluence of storytelling and community building. 

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News Training
10:16 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Taking News Training to the Next Level

Michigan Radio's Tamar Charney and Vince Duffy present at the NPR DS/Knight Leadership Conference
Credit Todd Mundt, NPR

  The NPR Digital Services/Knight Foundation Digital News Training is quite likely the largest training initiative ever undertaken in public media.

Over nearly two years, forty-seven stations have participated in our 11-week intensive training, and our news trainers have conducted on-site trainings at eight stations. In addition, NPR DS weekly webinars have reached about 1,800 participants at 245 member stations. (All of our webinars are archived, available for you and your team at any time.)

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Battleground
7:01 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

11 Stations to Contribute to Battleground

As we mentioned last week, Digital Services will launch an election night blog aggregating NPR​ member station reporting on important races and initiatives from from across the country. These are the states, stations and issues we’ll be following:

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Battleground
11:28 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Election Night Experiment: Live Blogging Local Stories of National Relevance

Election night is a national story that plays out in states around the country. We’re trying to capture that narrative through an experiment called Battleground -- a live blog of the election that’s made up of local station content. The editorial team at Digital Services will be aggregating stories from select stations across the country into a single live feed of local content that’s nationally relevant.

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Training Update
6:35 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Everything You Need to Know About Digital Services & Knight Training

[Editor's Note:  This round of Knight Foundation funded training is now over.]

I’m pleased to announce that our 2012 digital training efforts are well underway.  

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Training
4:12 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Knight Training Application (1,000-Word Narrative)

Digital Services Editorial Training Program
Two levels of the Digital Services editorial training are supported in part by the Knight Foundation and require an application for consideration:

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Training
3:47 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

On-Site Training: An Immersive, Customized Program

We’ll offer a limited number of on-site trainings at select member stations. These training are customized to each station and typically last one week. We’ll work in collaboration with each station’s management team to develop the curriculum based on the station’s digital goals. The training can focus on specific skills, such as social media or web writing, or cover a range of topics.  Stations must apply for consideration. Stations that have participated in this training: KPLU, WBUR, KQED, KTOO, KPCC, KUOW and WGBH. 

Read more information about the application process.

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Training
3:43 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Knight 11-Week Intensive Digital News Training

The KBIA team presents its digital goals at the Knight Leadership Conference
Credit Todd Mundt, NPR

We’ll select 10 stations based on an application process for each intensive program. Each 11-week training program begins with a three-day, in-person leadership conference that is partially paid for by the grant. Stations are responsible for travel to and from the conference. The training then shifts to webinars and one-on-one critiques with the DS editorial team. Find out more about the application process here.

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News Training
2:56 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Coming Soon: Weekly Training Webinars

All of our training session are developed around modules that last anywhere from 2-5 weeks -- typically one hour a week. You can attend modules that fit your schedule and skill set. However, we highly encourage you to take an entire module, since each week’s lesson builds on the previous week. Think of each module as a planned curriculum that develops over time. Each module is comprehensive and can be paired with any other module. These sessions are open to anyone. Modules are limited to 30 attendees per session.

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